07:18AM | 01/15/04
Member Since: 01/14/04
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I have a compound mitre saw and am trying to figure out if I should use the right/left angle feature or if I should hold the molding at a 45 degree angle to the fence and cut. One guys says that if you right/left angle the blade, then there is more room for error. I think that there is more room for error if I have to rely on holding the molding at a 45 to the fence. Who is right? I guess we both are, but what method is better for the inexperienced?


12:47PM | 01/15/04
Member Since: 09/25/03
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I have a small exterior fence I add to my mitersaw. This I use for crown molding, bottom against the saw fence, top against this one. How far forward of the regular fence depends on the shape and size of the Crown Molding (it helps act as a fold-down, keeping the molding from slipping as you cut it). The crown molding goes into the saw upside down and at the same angle it would be attached. Regular flush molding goes in top up, against the saws regular fence. It all depends on the type molding you're cutting.

[This message has been edited by hcbph (edited January 15, 2004).]


03:07PM | 01/15/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
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There is a tiny bit more to it... most crown here doesn't have a 45 deg. spring angle... but you do miter at 45 and with the crown held upside down when cutting "in position".
Anyway, to make it easier to understand I put a tutorial on my site: Alter Eagle Construction & Design
Look under owner notebook... or just put "how to install crown molding" in any search engine that will take you there as well.
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