Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimEd AMAZING!!!
Whether you know what you are doing or have no clue, this makes crown molding cuts effortless. Simply watch the DVD and you're a pro. Everyone should own one of these.
November 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doug Two room tool!
So I read the reviews and looked at the specs. Specs said it's made out of steel. No, it's made out of cheap Chinese plastic. Thought since I had to pick it up at the store I'd give it a go. Didn't even try! I want to use some molding smaller than 2" and there's 2 small pieces that have to be snapped into place. Snapping in and taking out will probably work twice and then the 3mm pegs will most likely break. In short, it's not the advertised steel construction. There are similar units made of plastic that do the same job for less money!
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rob123 Very easy to use
I was very happy with this jig, although it does have some limitations. Pros: I was quite happy with the way you can cut the crown using this jig - no turning the crown upside down to cut the correct angles. Cut it facing forward on the jig and just make the cut as you would see it on the wall. Just made my life a lot easier despite having worked with crown a little before. Also, this is a great jig for a 10" miter saw with a smaller table. The bottom of the jig stays flush with the table and the crown is held in place between the jig and the fence. I found this very stable and easy to work with. I also have the Kreg crown jig which is good, but that jig holds the crown about 2" above the table so the piece of crown you're cutting is "floating" above the table of the saw so the cutting angle is not always very true, particularly when working with more flexible crown material. Cons: The one thing I didn't like about this jig is the way you set the spring angle on the jig itself. It's easy to set and stays in fine, but it doesn't lock into place at the angle you choose (38, 45, 52). Therefore, every time you lift the jig off the saw it folds up so you are regularly having to reset the spring angle on the jig. That's a little annoying, but really the only drawback I encountered when using the Crown45. Overall very happy with my purchase.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by celtick1 Milescraft Crown 45
This product allowed me to install crown molding in the double tray ceiling in our master bedroom. These were all inside cuts (16) and with the use of this product, I was able to make these cuts as you would put them up on the ceiling. It took all the prior "upside down and backward" guesswork and threw it out the window. I did not make one mistake with my cuts. As to critics, yes, you have to make sure you hold the jig down along with the crown so it doesn't slide around to make the exact cuts but PATIENCE does pay off. It was a cheap solution to a problem that faces many home re-modelers when it comes to crown molding. I would recommend it to anyone considering a crown install.
October 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MaineMacMan A money & time saver!
As an occasional DIY 'er I just never mastered this art. This product allowed me to cut inside and outside corners on crown molding accurately and quickly. I recommend this product without reservation. My personal experience using the standard process of cutting backward and upside down etc., etc., resulted with many, many errors, loss of material & money with loss of time as well.
November 8, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bobo Easy to use with many features
- Spring angle identifiers
- Indented cutting surfaces
- Adjustable angle settings for various spring angles
Easy to use and setup for cut. Just need to ensure solid hold to saw fence for accurate cut.
February 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aftab Excellent assistant!
The crown moulding jig works as advertised. I was able to quickly learn the proper way to use this product by watching the included DVD. Took a few practice cuts to get the technique down, and then I was set to crown the entire house....which is now done! The only improvement I can think of is some way to lock the selected angle on the jig. Just make sure that you confirm the angle setting on the jig before each cut.
February 28, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jwj1001 Could be better.
It does work but with much difficulty holding material and jig securely. Recommend only for small job where cost of jig is major consideration.
October 16, 2010