Without a template set as a guide, you will most likely cut your crown
incorrectly. Crown molding cuts are very confusing. The
crown molding template set removes all of the confusion by showing you each time how to align your saw.
Our Crown Molding & Trim
has detailed instructions on how to make a
full set of templates. If you are a novice do-it-yourselfer, the
templates are a must and will prevent you from cutting your crown molding
To use the template set, simply place the correct template on your saw and adjust the miter and
bevel setting obtained from the Crown Molding Table in the direction to match the template.
You can also use the templates when using a miter saw (blade will not tilt). Just place the template upside down with the bottom of the crown molding template propped up against the fence for horizontal
turns or place bottom of template on the saw table for vertical
In this example, we are cutting a horizontal outside corner, left-hand piece. For this corner, place the template on your saw and rotate the miter counterclockwise and tilt the blade to the left. Most saws will only tilt to the left, but some of the newer models will tilt in both directions. Just adjust the saw to match the template and you can't go wrong.
Once you have aligned your saw according to the template, place your crown molding on your saw exactly as the template was positioned. Get the miter and blade tilt angles using the measured corner angle and the appropriate charts or tables. Make the perfect cut each and every time.