Cutting crown molding puts some fear into me. My dining room has been waiting for molding for several months now — it needs several inner and outer 90-degree cuts, due to doorways and HVAC runs — but I haven’t tried it yet. The complex cuts seem like they could overwhelm you, and the lumber is so pricey, I’m afraid of making a bad cut and having to throw it away. This Crown-Cut jig might help ease my mind.
Made by Bench Dog Tools, the jig holds the molding at the intended angle while you cut, to help eliminate errors. It only allows for 45-degree cuts. The jig attaches to your 10″ or larger miter saw and can hold molding up to 6″ wide — then you can remove it from your compound miter saw when you’re done.
The Bench Dog Crown-Cut sells for $30 — if it saves you from just a few bad cuts, it’ll pay for itself.