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Old 06-03-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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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


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

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


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Depends on the material and thickness of wall you'll be nailing through or the backer, and the crown's thickness.
http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...echniques.aspx Hope this helps. Be safe, G
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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.
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I'm sure there will be some of that kind of coping tool involved also!

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