99% Of People Don't Know How To Cut Big Crown Molding On A Little Saw!

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what's up everybody my name is Vince

welcome to the channel and in today's

video we're gonna show you how to

increase the capacity of your seven and

a quarter compound motor so why are we

showing you this simple trick that a lot

of people are unaware love because

although you can cut standard crown

profiles of up to three and five-eighths

of an inch

nested against the fence of this seven

and a quarter so you might want to cut

something bigger like this four and five

eighths that four and five eighths

molding isn't capable of being cut

nested up against the fence

I guess my soul is useless or is it


what happens when your saw runs out of

capacity I mean you can see here on edge

that we're nested and we're riding above

the fence there's no good way to make

this happen rapidly and accurately

enough where I would trust it

anything beyond three and five-eighths

you're going to need a simple trick here

it is the simple trick is to cut your

crown molding flat you have the ability

if you have a compound sliding miter saw

even at seven and a quarter inches you

think that this soil is small but the

capacity is very large because of the

features that are built in number one

what you're going to need to do is

determine the spring angle of your

molding now here's the good part

if you're buying a standard profile a

finger join it in prime or even MDF

profile these have very common spring

angles they're going to be either 52 by

38 or 45 by 45-degree spring angles you

can determine your spring angles on a

number of ways number one when you're

buying your profile when you go to a

lumber yard they will a lot of times

have it listed on the product number in

front of the molding so you know your

spring angle may be if you're wanting to

cut a finish grade or pre finished

cabinet grade crown molding you may need

to contact the cabinet company they're

engineers to get that spring angle or

you can determine the spring angle on

your own a number of ways I use this

Bosch angle finder it helps me to

determine the spring angle of

non-standard moldings another way would

be to take your crown profile put it on

a square piece of sheet go

trace the profile only the she could use

an angle gauge and determine your spring

angle if you'll want us to do a video

show you exactly how to do that quick

and effectively let us know down in the

comment section below but let's get on

that I meet potatoes of the video and

here it is we have a molding we've

confirmed it's 52 by 38 spring angle

it's also too large to fit nested on

this saw so all we're going to do is use

the motor and bevel functions on the saw

now how do you determine the motor and

bevel settings well you can refer to

online resources or by yourself a

handbook it breaks down the quarter

angles okay and then tells you what

motor the greeter is supposed to be on

and what bethel degree it's great great

information what you can do is maybe

make a copy of that information laminate

it put it in your tool box this way you

always have the refer but what's great

about this saw in particular is for this

style molding for standard angles like

90 degree it has those degrees already

set in the saw let's just say we wanted

to make an outside corner on the

right-hand side of the molding okay

I'd like to cut my molding right side up

not upside down we'll set our motor

scale to 31 point six degrees the next

part we're gonna do is we want to set

our bevel and that is thirty three point

nine degrees so all we'll do is set that

in place if you didn't have that built

in to the saw all you would do then at

that point is you loosen up your bevel

okay and then you would set in place the

saw at thirty three point nine degrees

once you had it in place you would then

lock down your bevel this is what I find

the best part about cutting your molding

flat there's nothing more accurate I

don't have to worry about the

shifting the crown stops coming loose

making sure that my my molding is in the

correct spring angle for instance if we

were cutting three and five-eighths

molding here you'd have the ability to

cut the three and five eighths molding

the thing is is that in this area the

fence dips down so as you're cutting

through that molding you could get

deflection in the molding and King calls

for an inferior cut it's not going to be

as accurate now does that matter when

you're doing finger joining and prime

maybe not but I prefer to cut flat so

once we have our molding in place we

have our correct motor our correct bevel

all we're going to do is and our cut is

complete for a 45 degree angle let's

make the cut for the opposite side so we

can show you a return ed you're going to

set the soil in the opposite direction

to 31.6 degrees okay we're gonna set our

bevel to the opposite direction to 33.9

degrees we're gonna hold our molding

down tight in place you can't get any

more accurate than that then you make

your cut

straightening the saw up okay we're

gonna slide our molding over we're gonna

put our positioning system on and if you

don't have a positioning system could

just bring your saw blade down so what

we want to do is we want to make our cut

right here to get that profile that will

die into the wall so you see we're lined

up perfectly you make our cut because

there's no deflection in the molding

during the cut I mean that's pretty much

perfect now why am i cutting this

molding to begin with because I'm making

a mock up it's pretty much a display

piece I'll take some plywood I'll make

this three sided box okay and what I'll

do is I'll place my molding inside this

mock up put it together and put it in

there okay I'll put a couple different

sizes or a different couple different

styles because if you go to a client's

house they want to see profiles and this

is what I kind of learned you can go

with pictures you know but in a picture

even if they've sold molding in someone

else's house they can make it you can

tell them hey three and five-eighths

molding is such-and-such a lineal foot

installed per room her inside whatever

it may be but for people to really get a

feeling of what it looks like the

molding the return edges how grand it's

going to look how many pieces I have had

my best luck bringing samples of

installed moldings this way they have an

idea of what they're about to buy what I

would do is I would pin nail this

together maybe put a little bit of wood


here but a friend of mine Richard from

over at finished carpentry TV he's here

on YouTube and he's a finished carpenter

he actually gave me some of his CA glue

it's his brand of CA glue and I figured

instead of me breaking out the

compressor and let's just give it a try

this is the the max cure or maxi cure

this is extra thick there's different

viscosities of the adhesive but it's a

two-part system so what you'll do is

you'll put a little bit of that adhesive

on the molding it's kind of kind of

intuitive to what I'm used to I'm used

to applying wood glue

letting the end grain soak it in and

then reapplying again with this stuff

you don't need to do all that and then

you'll put activator on the other side

of the joint once again like a minimal

amount that's it that's all you got to

do now you're gonna have like a few

seconds to make up your joint so you'll

do is you'll you'll pop it on there you

go looks pretty great don't be careful

with the CA glue because you're not

gonna have as much time to get it to fit

perfectly you then mount it in your

display box okay you can put a single

return you can put multi piece moldings

in here you could put two samples I find

it useful as a visual aid when you're

you know trying to inform the customer

of what you're able to create in their

house and quite frankly what they're

paying for or going to be paying for and

I feel like showing people what they're

paying for before they pay for it and

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get my pin nailer because I'm gonna I'm

gonna pin nail this into place instead

of trying to use that CA glue I have to

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