The 7 Best Crown Molding Jigs
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in March of 2017. Forget about frustrating failed cuts, wasted material, and going through a tedious trial and error process on your next crown molding job. These handy jigs take the headache out of your work, helping you to create quick, accurate, and clean angles, every time. They come in various styles and sizes, many of which are compatible with common miter saws or jigsaws for convenience. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
March 11, 2021:
It was a fast round of updates for us, with no significant changes to speak of, as all of our previous picks continued to hold their places on our list. Believing that the last editor for these rankings did a good job of putting together a nice selection of options, and observing no exciting new offerings on the market or issues pertaining to the availability of our existing choices, we saw no need to make any new additions or omissions, and so we left our list intact, at least until our next round of updates.
If you need some cutting power to get behind this jig, you might be interested in checking out our list of miter saws. We even maintain separate lists for cordless miter saws and miter saw stands. And, if you’re thinking of going with the Rockler Speed Cope, you might also be interested in our lists of electric jigsaws and corded jigsaws.
July 11, 2019:
A crown molding jig is a handy tool that belongs in the arsenal of many a woodworker. They’ll help you to form highly accurate cuts in your workpieces every time, for an elegant finished product that dresses up any dining room or living room area. Used in conjunction with a meter saw or a jigsaw, these handy tools work by helping you to line up your materials properly for cutting.
Joining the list in this update is the DeWalt DW7084, which boasts rugged steel construction and sturdy stops that are positioned on both sides of your saw’s blade, as well as hand-tightening wing bolts that help to keep your workpiece securely in place. It’s compatible with eight miter saw models also made by DeWalt. It accurately positions your molding vertically against the saw fence every time. You can buy it with confidence, thanks to its one-year full warranty.
The Kreg KMA2800 Crown-Pro retains its top spot as a solid choice from a reputable manufacturer, featuring an angle-finder as well as a curved design that matches virtually every spring angle. Its compact design is compatible with most miter saws. It helps to eliminate much of the guesswork, so you’ll make fewer mistakes, without wasting time or materials. It conveniently lets you hold your trim at the exact angle required, and its extension arms let you work with pieces up to 5-1/2 inches wide.
No matter which model you purchase, be sure to follow safe woodworking practices, including wearing safety goggles and ear protection. Stay at least four inches from the blade of a saw, and keep children away from power tools at all times.