how to use a kobalt miter saw to cut crown molding

What kind of miter saw to use for crown molding?

A compound cut is a combination between the miter cuts and the bevel cuts, and that’s an important thing when we deal with crown molding. The Sliding Compound miter saw was invented to do one thing other types don’t do, which is the cutting capacity.

How does a Kobalt sliding compound miter saw work?

Replacing batteries is cumbersome. Kobalt was smart to integrate the laser power supply with the saw. Click on the picture for a close-up view. This miter saw is very precise for both miter and bevel cuts. The saw blade cuts immediately to the right of the laser guide so you know exactly where to place your stock.

Why do you need compound saw to cut crown molding?

Corner joints in crown molding are compound because each cut end has two angles -- a miter angle and a bevel angle. Compound saws are advantageous because the saw tilts to cut the bevel and rotates to the left or right to cut the miter, making both angles with a single cut.

Can a Kobalt be used to cut molding?

This Kobalt is a good upgrade for the money, and will cut your moldings just fine. For me it will be a significant upgrade, and I’ll be so happy to start using it on my next molding project — building a valance box (pelmet) for our master bedroom.

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