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bent

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09-06-2009 04:50 AM

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i was recently doing some trim work with my compound miter saw, and i noticed that there’s an indicator at 31.62 degrees. i can’t figure out what this angle would be used for. can someone please fill me in on this one?


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#1 posted 09-06-2009 04:52 AM

I think thats a crown moulding angle.

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#2 posted 09-06-2009 05:02 AM

It is a crown molding angle. There will be another odd angle on the bevel of your saw also. Don’t remember what it is at the moment. This is the compound angle to cut crown laying flat on the table of your miter saw.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#3 posted 09-06-2009 05:05 AM

tilt the saw to one ( weird ) angle ,
and turn it to a different ( weird ) angle ,
and as jim says crown molding cut .
flat on it’s back , up against the stop .
very confusing with right and left ,
and inside and outside miters .

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#4 posted 09-06-2009 05:34 AM

Crown moulding angle

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bent

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#5 posted 09-06-2009 05:48 AM

thanks guys, i’ll keep that in mind for future use. i’ve just put an angled block behind the molding and cut it on 45’s when i’ve done it in the past. this seems quicker.

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#6 posted 09-06-2009 06:08 AM

I asked a cabinet maker/trim carpenter about cutting crown molding. He told me the easiest way is to do what you’re dong and touch it up with a belt sander if the angle is a bit off. haven’t goten it done yet, but I will…............someday ;-))

Edit, I forgot I have to do some 45 degree outside corners ;-((

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Ronald Coone

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#7 posted 09-06-2009 07:08 AM

@lumberjocks trust me – this page explaines everything about 31.62 and all other crown angleshttp://www.dewalt.com/us/articles/article.asp?Site=woodworking&ID=2

-- Ronald Coone, Florida, www.expressionwoodworks.net

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#8 posted 09-06-2009 07:23 AM

That is a good page. I think i can cut it with my table saw with that info:-))

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#9 posted 09-06-2009 04:32 PM

Bent, If you cut some crown molding that is wider than you can position on the saw fence, you can lay it flat and use these 2 angles to cut your crown.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 09-09-2009 03:57 AM

man, you guys can make crown much more difficult than it really is. Remember upsode down & backwards. Every measure and angle you will ever need is here. http://www.dewalt.com/us/articles/article.asp?Site=woodworking&ID=2 , ps scroll to the bottom

-- Ronald Coone, Florida, www.expressionwoodworks.net

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