One person found this helpful. I can confidently say that I expect to be a life-long subscriber." Hi, first video has no sound. Can I afford it? This isn’t a new chop saw where the knobs are in a different place. My reasons are that some of the crowns can be quite intricate, large, and out of hardwood and if you can do a 45 for an inside corner in less time it's faster. crown molding. Since 1910, General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. We proudly stand behind all of our products. The included how-to DVD outlines the basics of installing your own Crown, Cove or Base molding. Coped crown molding is actually one piece of crown fitting over the other piece, instead of the two being mitered at the inside corner. "I have learned so much thanks to the searchable articles on the FHB website. plus stand (in storage), Expert insights on techniques and principles. (Cabinet and Millwork Installation Forum) by 33 in. Sign up for eletters today and get the latest how-to from Fine Homebuilding, plus special offers. This sometimes means back beveling with the belt sander and adjusting angles etc. Pro tip: Coping cuts often create thin, pointy tips on the trim. It is important to understand that every crown cope joint can fit first time every time when cut and installed correctly. 21 Responses to “Cutting & Coping Crown Molding” David Tuttle March 1, 2019. I was skeptical about the Copemaster saving us time. Could be the video is only outputting on one channel, either the left or right and you are not out putting that side. Helpful. Coping crown is not as difficult as it may seem. I got to try out the Copemaster on a piece of 4-1/2-in. Carefully move the saw back and forth at a 45-degree angle to begin removing the wood behind the molding. Speed-Cope™ lets you make tricky cope cuts with ease, for perfect molding faster. The Copemaster is a coping machine that shapes one piece of molding to fit the contour of an adjoining piece–a technique that, until now, was done by hand. The Copemaster has another big payoff. Cut off waste along the way and restart the cut to stay true to the guide line, angling the blade away from the profile. Cut through the back of your crown molding with a coping saw. I got to try out the Copemaster on a piece of 4-1/2-in. The Copemaster is a precision production coping machine. Cutting a coped joint on an inside crown molding is a standard practice, because cutting mitered inside corners often results in an unattractive joint or one that will come loose over time. The Copemaster is a coping machine that shapes one piece of molding to fit the contour of an adjoining piece–a technique that, until now, was done by hand. That's six houses a year. - M.K. A cope is a much better joint and can be quicker than mitering. "I have learned so much thanks to the searchable articles on the FHB website. Watch our video on “Understanding the Coped Joint” so you can appreciate how a machine that’s makes all the copes the same will pay big dividends. From contributor A: With Copemaster, the same 3 men finished in 5 weeks. Thomas Taylor, a finish carpenter from Fairfield, Conn., who also was trying out the Copemaster for the first time, coped 26 pieces of base and crown in about 40 minutes. Notice I did not start out with a crown install. The Copemaster is a coping machine that shapes one piece of molding to fit the contour of an adjoining piece–a technique that, until now, was done by hand. Coping take forever - by the time you cut the general pattern, then file, etc. Not only does it accelerate the process, but every cut will be identical, taking skill out of the equation. This is not a problem for an outside corner, but it is for an inside corner. So, I would buy this tool again. Keep on coping the way you have been with added info you gained by watching the ”Understanding the Coped Joint” video. Get home building tips, offers, and expert advice in your inbox. Includes free do-it-yourself DVD.Speed-Cope™ requires only a power jigsaw for use. Comment from contributor A: Support those tips with your finger as you cut, file or sand to prevent them from splintering off. Not a job for a newbie with 4 thumbs but not hard, then cope the profile. Helps stabilize Crown Molding when making cope cuts with your Jig Saw. Works for me. If you are willing to learn some new things and see the financial benefit to owning a Copemaster we look forward to working with you. I would definitely miter those corners. You use the machine to cope the first piece of molding freehand, and it becomes the pattern for all the rest.