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How to Make a Crown Molding Jig

How To Cut Crown Molding

Recently I was installing crown molding and was having trouble holding the crown molding which was affecting the accuracy of my cuts.To make this job easier I constructed a crown molding jig for my miter saw. This allowed me to place the crown molding in the jig snug, which allowed me to focus on the cut as opposed to straining to hold the molding still.
The molding sits in this jig “upside down and backwards” for consistent and accurate cutting.


When working alone with 16 foot crown molding lengths I try to eliminate error as much as possible.  For me that means being able to support and hold the crown molding nested on the saw securely and consistently.


Crown Molding Jig – A Third Hand:

Crown molding jigs are designed to  the crown molding safely in a “sprung position”  so you can cut it the way it hangs on the wall.   This means you are cutting the crown molding upside down and backwards on the saw.

This jig holds the crown molding perfectly sprung, the way it would be on the wall except upside down.

Making the Jig:

Crown Molding Jig Tips:

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