How to cut Crown molding with a Table saw
The best way to cut crown molding is with a Miter saw AKA Chop saw. However if you only have a Table Saw to work with you can still do it. Here's how.
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    site name:  sbebuilders.com
    page title:  Crown Molding Miter Angle and Bevel Angle Settings
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  August 20, 2012, 10:03 AM
    Crown Molding angle charts.

    Page has a nice conversion feature for crown spring of 45º, 52º and 38º

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    site name:  sosimplecrown.com
    page title:  Cutting Crown Molding
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  August 20, 2012, 10:29 AM
    Cutting Crown

    Good visual of which way each cut looks

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    page title:  Cutting Crown Molding: A simple homemade setup - YouTube
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    How to Set up you miter saw for cutting Crown

    I use this techinique. Makes cutting crown dead easy if you do this. I can't tell ou how much better this works!!!

    A simple setup for cutting crown molding that doesn't require any special jigs or fixtures--just a 1x6 sacrificial crown stop!

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    page title:  Cutting Crown Moulding in Position Part 2 - YouTube
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    Video showing cutting inside outside cuts

    NOTE - USE THE PREVIOUS TRICK. Hand holding is an easy way to make mistakes. This video is good for showing inside and outside cuts.

    This video shows and explains how to cut crown moulding in position on/with your compound miter saw safely and accurately.

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    Brad nailer and compressor - ESSENTIAL TOOL!

    If you're doing crown molding. This is essential. Don't even contemplate doing crown with a hammer and nails. You will go completely insane. You can pick up a cheap one at HomeDepot or lowes for about a $120.

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    page title:  Compound Miter Saw Calculator
    added by:  Eric May
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    Miter & Bevel Defined

    The bevel angle (or blade tilt) is the tilt of the saw blade from vertical on the table saw. This means that a normal square cut has a bevel of 0°. Typically saws have a maximum bevel of 45°. The miter angle (or cross-cut angle) is the horizontal angle,

    Compound Miter Saw Calculator, compound miter angles, compound angle calculations, compute bevel and miter angles for N-sided pyramid and rectangular pyramid.

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    Protractor

    Very Helpful tool for getting perfect corners. Most walls don't have perfect 90º corners.

    Plastic Protractor/Angle Finder - Quickly measure and transfer inside and outside sloped angles with this protractor/angle finder. Constructed of plastic with brass hardware. - THD SKU# 502386 at The Home Depot

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    30 ft. Tape Measure-30-830D at The Home Depot

    You need to have a tape measure longer than your longest wall.

    The Stanley 30 ft. Tape Measure has a high-visibility yellow color makes measure easy to find in your toolbox or on the job. it comes with power-return design, belt clip, rivet hook, polymer tape coating and heat-treated spring. at The Home Depot

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    The Stanley 30 ft. Tape Measure has a high-visibility yellow color makes measure easy to find in your toolbox or on the job. it comes with power-return design, belt clip, rivet hook, polymer tape coating and heat-treated spring. at The Home Depot

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    30 ft. Tape Measure-30-830D at The Home Depot

    The Stanley 30 ft. Tape Measure has a high-visibility yellow color makes measure easy to find in your toolbox or on the job. it comes with power-return design, belt clip, rivet hook, polymer tape coating and heat-treated spring. at The Home Depot

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    30 ft. Tape Measure-30-830D at The Home Depot

    The Stanley 30 ft. Tape Measure has a high-visibility yellow color makes measure easy to find in your toolbox or on the job. it comes with power-return design, belt clip, rivet hook, polymer tape coating and heat-treated spring. at The Home Depot

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    30 ft. Tape Measure-30-830D at The Home Depot

    The Stanley 30 ft. Tape Measure has a high-visibility yellow color makes measure easy to find in your toolbox or on the job. it comes with power-return design, belt clip, rivet hook, polymer tape coating and heat-treated spring. at The Home Depot

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    page title:  3/4 in. x 4-1/2 in. x 8 ft. MDF Crown Moulding-8659 at The Home Depot
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    3/4 in. x 4-1/2 in. x 8 ft. MDF Crown Moulding-8659 at The Home Depot

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    Best way to Cut Crown

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Don't do this unless you don't have any other choice. Table Saw for Cutting Crown Molding

Start by seeing how this is all done with a Miter Saw. (AKA the Right Tool for the Job).
If you don't have one and have to use a table saw. Use the Crown Molding Chart below for exact angles.
      1) ALWAYS lay the board flat on it's back (the side without decoration)
   FOR A 90º Angle Corner with 45º Spring (Sping is the angle from the bottom of the crown to the wall.)
     2) Set the angle of the blade to 30º (This is the Bevel)
     3) Set the Miter gauge to 35.26º (this is the Miter)
     4) Cut your Corners.

Note: you are going to be spending a LOT more time with a Table saw moving your Miter gauge from one side to the other.
This method Sucks. Get a Miter Saw if you can.
However, this is how you can do it if you don't have one or can't afford $50/day to rent one.
Keep in mind that if you screw up one 20' wall by cutting the wrong angle - It would have been cheaper to rent the Miter saw. ;-)


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The Right Way to Cut Crown Molding

Break down and buy a Miter saw or at least rent one.

I've finished 6 rooms in my house with crown so far. These techniques make it much easier.
I added the table saw bit for last ditch -"I've returned the Miter saw and I've got 2 cuts left"


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Required tools for the job

Here's the bare minimum of Tools you'll need to put up crown molding.
If you don't have a compound miter saw AND a compressor nailer. RENT THEM or buy them! You're life will be miserable without them.