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Old 12-31-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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What tools/saws do I need to install/cut crown molding? Thanks.

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Old 01-01-2014, 03:23 AM   #2
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You need a miter saw with a fence tall enough to nest the crown against---a set of crown stops--can be shop made---

Perhaps a coping saw,if you will be coping the inside corners---

A brad or finish gun and compressor--or a hammer and nail set---

Good ruler---and a sharp pencil.

A small bottle of wood glue ---

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You need a miter saw with a fence tall enough to nest the crown against---a set of crown stops--can be shop made--- Perhaps a coping saw,if you will be coping the inside corners--- A brad or finish gun and compressor--or a hammer and nail set--- Good ruler---and a sharp pencil. A small bottle of wood glue ---
Thanks mike. The " fence" part has me confused. Does that come with the miter saw?
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Thanks mike. The " fence" part has me confused. Does that come with the miter saw?
yes, it is part of the saw. its the part you push the wood up to.
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is your crown going to be stained wood or painted ?
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yes, it is part of the saw. its the part you push the wood up to.
Will this drive up the price of the miter saw. Can I make something similar? Looking for an inexpensive miter saw. Less than $120
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I suggest you get a sample of the crown molding and bring it to the store with you--

Many of the cheap saws have short fences----there are home made jigs that might work ,but as a novice, I suggest you get the right saw and not deal with jigs--

Crown molding is easiest to cut 'nested' against the fence---upside down--in the proper angle---you need to have 'crown stops' so the trim stays in position as you cut----

There are simple home made stops---when the time comes one of us will help with that---
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I suggest you get a sample of the crown molding and bring it to the store with you-- Many of the cheap saws have short fences----there are home made jigs that might work ,but as a novice, I suggest you get the right saw and not deal with jigs-- Crown molding is easiest to cut 'nested' against the fence---upside down--in the proper angle---you need to have 'crown stops' so the trim stays in position as you cut---- There are simple home made stops---when the time comes one of us will help with that---
Thanks a lot Mike. HNY
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A ladder, caulk gun, spackling compound, block of wood, I think Mike already said frail pole, or bump bar, or whoop stick.
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If you're only doing inside corners, you can just use a coping saw. $120 for a compound miter saw is a little inexpensive.
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If you're only doing inside corners, you can just use a coping saw. $120 for a compound miter saw is a little inexpensive.
Yes, I agree.
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If you're willing to learn to cut on the flat, you could probably get by with a Kobalt 7 1/4" sliding compound miter saw. You can also make all these cuts on a tables saw, but that's much less convenient.

You might want to do a little learning before you tackle this. Here's a start:

http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-t...n-molding.aspx

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