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General Tools Crown Moulding Cutting Jig
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General Tools

Crown Moulding Cutting Jig

  • Accurately cut crown molding and eliminate waste
  • Easily create perfectly fitting interior and exterior joints
  • Includes angle finder for measuring the angle quickly
$18.88 /each

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Product Overview

Since 1910, General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. Carpenters, builders, interior decorators and DIYers know that crown molding lends artistic flair to ceilings and walls. Whether dressing-up ceilings, adding decorative elements to cabinetry or enhancing door and window hoods, Generals Crown King jig enables cutting precise joining angles every time. Its distinct design eliminates confusing upside-down miter box positioning and compound angle cutting, enabling fast and easy production of interior and exterior corner joints. With its 38/52 Degree insert, the Crown King enables cutting the three most common crown molding spring angles.

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  • Removes annoying trial and error and streamlines the creation of crown molding since crown stock is orientated in the crown king jig the same way it is installed so it's easier to visualize and plan cuts, no flipping stock or inverting angles
  • Crown king jig eliminates the need for confusing upside-down miter box positioning, compound-angle cutting, complicated compound miter angle calculations, coping of joints, back-cuts and auxiliary fences
  • Features adaptor for 52 Degree and 38 Degree spring angle crown stock or remove adapter to cut 45 Degree spring angle crown
  • Create perfectly fitting interior and exterior crown moulding joints
  • End-user needs only to rotate the saw blade to the angle corresponding to the corner of the walls
  • 4-simple steps: (1) measure the interior (INT) and exterior (EXT) corners using the included angle finder/protractor, (2) set the saw blade direction as indicated on the top of the jig, then set the blade at 1/2 of the measured angle, (3) hold moldings securely in the jig and make the cut using an electric or hand miter saw, (4) test fit and then install crown molding
  • Includes handy angle finder/protractor
  • Suitable for electrical miter saws, radial and table saws and adjustable manual miter saws
  • Professionally cut crown molding joints, easily and precisely
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • How To:

    General Tools crown moulding cutting guide

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can you use this jig to cut 45 degree angles

I am trying to cut the correct angle for my diagonal wall cabinet, which is 45 degrees. I have tried so many times to get this angle and I can't seem to figure it out. I was wondering if I could use this jig to cut these angles using the same concept as if the angle was 90 degrees. That all i would need to do is set my miter at 22.5. Please confirm that I can use it to cut the angles for above the glass cabinet.. Thank you in advance J
Asked by: EXPASS
Yes you can use this to cut 45 degree angles - but beware that this is dependent on you knowing the spring angle of your molding.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-05-23

Really dumb question...How do I determine if the spring angle of the crown is 38, 52 or 45 degrees?

Asked by: PT
The previous answer probably works, but I found a simpler way. 1. Put the crown in the jig. 2. Using a business card (or some other flat edge) place the flat edge against the base of crown (the bottom part that sits on wall) and check for 90 degree angle (i.e., the crown base is flat against the flat edge). 3. Adjust angle if needed to get the 90 degree angle.
Answered by: MTsumi
Date published: 2016-07-13

Will this tool work with a 7.5" blade on a miter saw?

I have a Kobalt miter saw with a 7.25" blade that has worked great for all of our moldings. We have been able to use it for our crown moulding, but often time the wood slips during the cutting process so that the pieces don't align. I've seen that this will work with a 10" blade, just not sure about the smaller blades.
Asked by: PT
This would probably depend on the size crown molding you are using. A larger saw would be recommended.
Answered by: Geminicarpenter
Date published: 2016-09-01

Will this work for base moulding (varying heights ranging from 2 1/2" to 5 1/2"?

I don't see any reference on the box, the reviews, or the Q&A on whether this great tool will also work well for cutting base mouldings. Will it work just as well for cutting base mouldings, ranging in height from 2.5" to 5.5"?
Asked by: Lakeparkcpl
The tool is made for cutting compound cuts for crown molding in conjunction with a miter saw. You shouldn't need this tool for cutting base. All you should need for cutting base is a miter saw.
Answered by: Geminicarpenter
Date published: 2016-12-13
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Customer Reviews

Crown Moulding Cutting Jig is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very handy little gadget! Easy to understand and use. Can cut the molding in the right side up po... Very handy little gadget! Easy to understand and use. Can cut the molding in the right side up position so it's easy to see how it goes on the wall...no mistakes in making the cuts. I put it to use when I got it last week. Definitely met my expectations.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly helpful Had to cut crown for a mantle I was building as well as for the top of the room. I was clueless until I got this jig. Well worth the purchase.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have Item for Crown Moulding If you want to cut crown moulding without having the waste of mis-cuts, you must try this. We put up moulding in our home and it really changed the look of the room and this tool made it very easy to do.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Crown Cuts EVERYTIME YIKES!!!!! I practiced and practiced on piece after piece on my $600 compound Dewalt chop saw with littl success. Now, it was determined that our best action if we didnt want to go thru our alotment of crown moulding for "practice cuts" we better try this jig. Well, after a short review of their simple instructions.... We went to work. NOT ONE FLAW cutting with this simple to use, and easily explained instructions. Thank the company that decided to make available a simple, inexpensive ($18.99) jig that takes the guess work out of the installation of crown mouldings. Yippie, now I can get on with my vacation!!!
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, I have crown moulding! I do not have spatial abilities, so, although I've wanted crown moulding, I've made do with border paper and other (boring) effects. Not anymore! This jig came with super clear instructions (I did watch the youtube vid, but I think the sheet would have been enough). I have an old house, so nothing is plumb, and I have a very cheap power miter saw, so getting exact angles wasn't possible, but with this jig and a little caulk and spackle, my ceiling now looks great! Really, if you are comfortable with a power miter saw, you will be able to use this jig. And for under $20? It may be the best buy I've made for my old house. Two things: First, the jig includes a useful protractor (so I can return the one I bought) and, second, no one could find this in the store (even when I bought it online for in-store pick-up). I finally found it back in the mouldings endcap, where they sell turned feet, etc., on one of the higher shelves.
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Removes the confustion Takes all the confusion out of the cuts. To those who are splintering their cuts, perhaps using a sharp finish blade will give you better results, my cuts came out perfect. As the saying goes, use the right tool for the job, which this definitely is.
Date published: 2016-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple Design My brother-in-law is a cabinet builder and he makes everything look easy. On the other hand I am an amateur and crown molding is a scary thing. Every time I try to do it I end up making a few mistakes and wasting material and getting frustrated. That takes the fun out of projects. This device helps simplify the task and the protractor is a must because most corners are not exactly 90 degrees. Great price and simple design.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy Dandy Jig Before I had this jig, I used to hold the crown molding in place with my left hand and operate the saw with my right hand. It was a precarious situation and the wood moulding would often slip or get slightly out of alignment. This jig holds the molding at perfect angle firmly so that you can make accurate cuts. I can't imagine cutting crown moulding anymore without this tool.
Date published: 2016-04-17
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