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Old 12-19-2012, 03:58 PM  
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Rocklear has a great jig +/- $15.00 that has proper positioning printed on it and sandpaper front and back so molding stays in place on jig and jig stays in place on saw.


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Old 12-19-2012, 06:21 PM  
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I've done a lot of crown and I always cope my inside corners. This way you never have to worry about the angle.
Outside corners, yes, you do have to adjust for the angle if necessary.
Another option that is even easier is to use corner blocks, specially made for crown. Although not necessarily authentic, they do look good and all crown is just cut square. That was one of the fastest crown jobs I ever did.
Corner blocks come in various styles to match your crown. The last ones I used were synthetic Fypon type material.


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Old 12-23-2012, 02:54 AM  
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Like Neal said, drywall corners are never square. I suggest getting a few extra pieces of molding (6" - 12") to use as test pieces to set the angle on your saw. Sometimes places like Home Depot will let you have the scrap pieces that are left over when other customers cut the molding they want. Cut the ends of your scrap and see if they fit. If not, make your adjustment on your saw, and just shave a little off the edges and try again, until you get the perfect fit.
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Great suggestion. I will certainly experiment first.
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