I am not a pro, but I've hung plenty of crown. I always find it easier to
lay the crown flat on the miter saw, and then make a compound cut with the
saw. It seems like there is always a chance of a small movement when the
molding isn't flat.
About 30 years ago, I wasted $40 worth of crown moulding learning how to cut
a coped joint. Since that time, it's been no problem. FWIW, I still have the
Rockwell Power Miterbox I learned on. My compound miter saw was a radial arm
saw. I still have it too. I seldom use either.
If I was contracting, I would have the CMS, but I don't have a use for one.
Possibly, but who would buy one except a homeowner? And then, time isn't as
important a factor. The contractors I know would die from embarrassment if
they were caught with one, at least they'd never admit using one.
I guess if you're spatially challenged with crown moulding, then it would
save money compared to what might be lost in wasted wood, but fortunately,
that's not a problem I've ever had. There's no way in hell I'd ever be
installing crown moulding anyway, so I guess it doesn't matter.
I'd love to hear from anyone in here who has actually used this devise.
My first impression is, but the time I've perfectly lined up this devise
and clamped it to the molding, I'm 3/4 of the way through my back cut
with the coping saw.
But if it's really as awesome as they say, I'd like to hear about it.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
If you do a LOT of crown, this is a cool device:
although it is a little pricey.
but I have seen this demo on this tool and it
looks pretty cool also..
and it is a LOT cheaper....and more portable.
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