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ponch37300 06-03-2009 06:41 PM

coping tools
I'm coping some crown molding and have some questions on tools to use for it. The crown molding is a paint grade mdf. I have a coping saw but which blade should I use with it, fine or coarse? I've also heard of using a grinder and saw some videos of it on youtube, what kind of disc/pad would you use on a grinder to do coping? Thanks

One other question...What size nail gun should I use for the crown? I have a 18 gauge, 16 gauge, and 15 gauge angle finish. I would think the 15 gauge? Thanks

Ron6519 06-03-2009 07:24 PM

The finer the better. A coarse blade will produce blowout on the face. With solid wood you can get away with a coarser blade.

rredogg 06-03-2009 08:36 PM


With the coping saw you want to cut as you are pushing the saw forward for more control of the cut.

regards, rredogg

Gary in WA 06-03-2009 09:21 PM

Depends on the material and thickness of wall you'll be nailing through or the backer, and the crown's thickness. Hope this helps. Be safe, G

RegeSullivan 06-05-2009 11:10 AM

My coping tool choice is a very dry gin martini, dirty w/3 olives... Shaken with lots of ice and served in a....... Oh... the other kind of coping tool.

ponch37300 06-05-2009 02:41 PM

I'm sure there will be some of that kind of coping tool involved also!

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