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Baseboard Trim

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Join Date: Apr 2004
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06-03-05, 04:29 PM   #1  
Baseboard Trim

Hello all. I am trying to cut an inside corner mitered cut for baseboard trim. The inside corner should be 90 degrees although it is an 87 year old house so that is questionable. Can anyone recommend the settings on my miter saw that will enable me to get the cut I need. I am finishing up a kitchen remodel and seem to have misplaced my instruction book in the process. I would greatly appreciate any help. I should mention that my saw is definitely not a high quality saw, so the settings are somewhat limited (single degree increments on the base and 2.5 degree increments on the back of the saw).Thank you.

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06-03-05, 04:34 PM   #2  
It would be better to use 'coped cuts' they fit right all the time. I suppose you could take a gauge and get the correct angle for each corner. If painting, a 45` cut will be fine with use of caulking.

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06-03-05, 05:59 PM   #3  
If you don't have any tool to transfer the angle, then cut some scrap at 46 degrees each. Then fit them, bad fit? Recut both at 45, then both at 44, etc till they fit your corner.

Any scrap will do, it doesn't have to be baseboard.

There is another method but it takes too long to explain.

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