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Setting miter saw for Angles with fractions

tony-nubee's picture


Hi everyone-

I'm trying to cut some 4.5 inch 38 spring crown for cabinets. Few 90 and a few 45 outside cuts. I'm using a 10" compound miter with short fence (Hitachi) so can't do the upside down against the fence method. I was wondering if there is a trick to setting the saw for those fraction angles ( for example 36.29) that are given on the chart when cutting crowns flat? Do I just need to buy a better saw with bigger fence or one with micro adjustment? Do I use a good digital angle finder and set the saw by that for every cut? Any advise would be greatly appreciated!

Westchester's picture

Crown (post #170741, reply #1 of 2)

Is it possible to attach a taller wood fence to the existing metal fence ?


depot54's picture

crown moulding cutting (post #170741, reply #2 of 2)

I cut all crowns flat on the compoud saw. You have to simply make a pencill mark on the degree scale at your desiried settings acuretly.Then swing the saw to your marks.