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Crown Molding Installation with pro-builder Gary Striegler and the all new Kreg Crown-Pro!

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Comment by David Hamill on May 8, 2010 at 7:28pm
Thanks for the excellent video. I purchased the Crown Pro today, wished I had it on my first molding job last week. Looking forward to using it in the future.
Comment by Michael Campbell on May 2, 2010 at 10:21pm
i perfer to cope my crown on inside corners, i have not used the crown pro, but it has to be good to beat a coped cut
Comment by Michael Anthony Lauinger on May 1, 2010 at 8:34pm
This video definitely shows Gary's experience, but the resolution is too poor to see exactly what is being done half the time, and a lot is left out from a beginner's perspective. Also, the gauge pointer doesn't point per se, it has two sides at the point that are off by a couple degrees, and the only way to get a good idea as to which side to use is to see the close up picture in the instructions. It's pretty iffy and clarifying that in the video would help a lot, as the pointer side is not the one you would assume. KT was wrong - Gary does point out to put the top side on the bottom. But. I didn't really get a clear picture of what a left or right side cut was. It's clear how to put the cut on the crown pro once you've figured out which cut to make, but how do you determine it from looking at the wall? Is a left inside cut a cut off the left side of the molding or the left side of a wall? Etc, etc. And is it figured as though the molding were right side up or upside down? He shows a left hand cut on the right side of a wall, but is it for the piece on that wall or on the adjoining wall as it meets that wall? And why a left hand cut on the right, and vice versa. Explaining all that a bit would unfog things a little. It's not even explained in the directions! I DO like the rubber stoppered feet as it keeps the Crown Pro from sliding and pretty much eliminates the need for clamping, as long as you have two hands to use. I've got a lot of Kreg tools because they put a lot of thought into their product and anticipate using this one a lot, once I figure out the left hand, right hand, inside/outside corner thing. You would think that would be a no-brainer to include in the directions and video.
Comment by Kenneth Potter on April 30, 2010 at 12:00am
great video. I hope our Lowe's has a crown pro. I am helping a friend install the same crown molding tomoro in an entry area with a tin ceiling.
Comment by Amy Varner on April 9, 2010 at 10:08pm
I have just bought the kreg crown pro and I need help. The problem with putting mine next to my saw is that the guard keeps hitting it and I can't make the cut. any ideas? This is my first project so I am a newbie that is for sure.
Comment by lynxsg on March 15, 2010 at 1:51pm
Excellent instructional video. I appreciate Gary's obvious experience with crown molding, and also his expertise in instructing the rest of us.
Comment by Terry W. Hawn on March 15, 2010 at 12:35pm
As much as I like and trust Kreg jigs and equipment I just can't give this Crown Pro jig very high marks.
The video is good and there are some very good tips and hints given in it. The problem I have with the jig is the fact that you are still moving the blade to the left and right way too many times. It's a time waster and a place where mistakes happen. Switching hands all the time to use the saw could be a problem if your not used to it. Also,there is no mention that there are separate readings on the compass (angle finder) for inside and outside angles. Just an oversight I guess. Probably one of the best tips given is using the beater block to tap the crown molding upward. It's too easy to not have it truly in place when you're working on a long strip of molding. You will be surprised how far off you can be until you tap it upward.
That's it I guess. Sorry Kreg, I just think there are better jigs out there.
Comment by Margie Schmidt on March 5, 2010 at 10:22pm
Excellent video. I'm glad I took the time to watch it. I will definitely be getting a Crown-Pro. My first crown molding project is a small room with four inside corners. Should be simple enough :) I'm anxious to get started!
Comment by Michael E. Dorsey on March 5, 2010 at 9:14pm
Very good video. With this jig it appears that coping inside corners in not needed which it easier. just get the angles as accurate as possible. I will try this jig on the next crown molding job that I do.
Comment by John Rice on February 21, 2010 at 2:45pm
Interesting product. The DeWalt saw that he is using has crown stops that are available as an add on. I've got a few questions:

1) what is the max size of the crown you can use with the crown jig?
2) how much does it cost?
3) Can you clamp it down to the table and fence? (The DeWalt crown stops come in pairs one for left and right).

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