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Do you cut your crown upside down or flat on the saw.

Give me your reason in using your techniche

Thanks much
 

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Depends on the size of the crown. Most of the time upside down.
I did 2 house in Florida with 10" crown, I made sleds for my table saw to cut it. That was fun.
 

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Flat - it is the way I was taught - practically know what the bevel and miter should read to adjust for out of square corners (but I used to have a laminate cheat sheet).
 

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Both faster and easier.
 

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Cook, I would love to see that cheat sheet.
Upside down and backwards just like Gary taught me. ( 18 years too late)
 

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Been cutting upside down and backwards since 10 years before I ever saw a compound miter saw. Flat cut it only if its to big to bed it against the fence.:thumbsup:
 

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Upside down.
Faster, less thinking.
I cut my first crown before there was
any such thing as an electric miter box.
 

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Flat... I don't see how this isn't faster and easier once you know your angles. First time i ever cut crown I did it upside-down and angled to the fence, I might have been doing it incorrectly but i found it hard to get my angles perfect.
 

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Nested upside down. It is much faster. The only reason to do it flat is if your crown is to big to nest.
 
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