Cutting Crown Molding – Compound Miter Saw

When cutting crown molding using a compound miter saw the molding will sit flat on the saw table for all these cuts. The angle where you may place your racket now is dependent upon the spring angle of the crown molding you’re using. The most usual are 45 degrees and 38 degrees. A simple way to check would be to choose your framing square and use it as your own ceiling and wall and set your molding at the square.

If the measurement from the corner across the wall and ceiling will be the exact same then you’ve got a 45 level spring angle. When the measurements are different than it isn’t 45 levels and 99 percent of the time it’s a 38 degree spring angle. Even though 45 and 38 will be the most typical, of these two 38 is your most frequent and is probably what the spring angle consists of the molding you’re using. Consistently make test cuts when cutting crown molding to be certain.

For 90 degree corners using a 45 degree crown molding put your best 10 inch table saw blade bevel left 30 degrees and the miter angle (left or right) in 35.3 degrees. For 90 degree corners using a 52/38 level crown molding put your saw bevel left 33.9 degrees along with also the miter angle (left or right) in 31.6 degrees. These configurations might already be marked for you in your own compound miter saw.

The ideal place to receive your crown molding is believe it or not isn’t in the local home center, however at your local timber yard. I’ve discovered that the cost per foot moldings in the home centre in comparison to the timber yard can be twice sided. I couldn’t believe that at first but it’s accurate compare for yourself. Besides only price, the quality of inventory is in most instances better in the timber yard.

When you select out you bits of molding completely inspect every piece for stains, cracks or excessive warping. A straight bit will be a lot simpler to install. The only benefits of purchasing at the home centre are that they’ll enable you to purchase by the foot. In the timber yard you’ll need to purchase pre cut lengths such as 8′, 12′ or 16′. Additionally the home centers have significantly more suitable hours and are available on weekends.