I need, urgently to get a mitre box or (non-electric) saw to cut some
large plaster coving mitres. I need to cut arbitrary angled mitres,
not just 90 degrees and I have to be able to cut larger coving (184mm
and even larger). Most compound mitre saws don't have a large enough
box for this. Something like this would be ideal, but bigger:
Any suggestions? I have a specific date to do this and won't have time
to make a custom mitre box or anything - I just need to buy a tool
(not electric) and do it ...
It took 6'' moulded cornice when I had to do repairs in our place, so yes,
it's a great little tool. Got ours from QVC but then found their website
from the instruction manual that came with. :-)) The item you're going to
cut isn't clamped in anything, it actually lies alongside the block, which
is then used as the guide for the saw.
I saw this and it looks like the best thing but I'm not sure if it's
big enough - it says it will cut coving up to 135mm "girth". Now the
stuff I have has dimensions of 130mm from the wall to the edge but is
184mm "wide", presumably this means the diagonal width. I can't work
out whether the "girth" is the vertical (or horizonatal) distance from
the wall, or the longest width ... any ideas?
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp ;jsessionid+NOCBN01VWMJCJO2C3CHPQ?id927&ts 534
Pasted the wrong link. Doh !!! :-))
I meant this item:
(sorry. I'll get me coat)
I am assuming this must be for more than the basic halfround type
plaster coving hence the need for a mitre box.. BUT.. a handy tip ,if
you are using half round type coving, is not to mitre it but scribe to
the half round and cut it 'back'on inside corners. Bascicaly using a
skirting board fitting technique.
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