Installing crown molding and trim can be intimidating because of the intricacies in how to cut the perfect compound miter joint, and there are dozens of tools out that claim to help you cut crown molding the right way.
For wall corners, the two pieces of crown must be joined together with a miter joint, which is made by beveling the ends of each piece of crown that needs to be joined.
The fence is a straight edge to align the crown against, and the miter index provides an angle for the blade to cut in relation to the fence.
Another piece that can be upgraded at a later date according to your needs, the miter gauge will guide wood through your saw.
You can utilize a miter saw, which has no blade tilt, prop the crown molding up against your fence and set the miter angle.
To hide the seam, miter the edges of the two pieces of trim, so that cut edge is much wider than in a simple cut.
When checking a table saw and considering its purchase, examine the miter gauge for any potential movement.
You will need a miter saw--a circular saw, fence and miter index--to cut this type of joint.
Alternatively, you can use a compound miter saw and lay the crown molding flat and face up.
Use a miter saw to create braces out of the 1x1 inch hardwood stock.