Sometimes you need to trim a particular part or product at a certain angle. As a rule, you need to trim baguettes, fillets, platbands, plinths and other similar interior elements at an angle of 45 degrees. Everyone can cope with this task. The main thing is not to rush, not to be nervous and everything will work out.
Buy finished corner elements
For example, with regard to baguette or fillet, special corner elements are sold to them that fit perfectly into the corner and do not need to be trimmed. It is enough to simply stick them in their place and press them down well.
The method of joining platbands without undercutting
Platbands today often do not cut at an angle to then dock with each other, but make a joint at right angles. This method of joining platbands does not require any special trimming, which is very convenient. In addition, this method looks more modern and attractive.
Miter cuts using a miter box
If, nevertheless, it is necessary to cut one or another part at an angle, then it is worth stocking up with a miter box. the simplest device that looks like a small box. The miter box has slots that are designed for a saw or a long sharp knife. Of course, these slots are made so that they form an even and accurate angle of 45 degrees.
However, the miter box can have many slots at once, from different angles. This is convenient, because with the help of a single device, you can cut any parts at different angles.
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There are adjustable miter boxes on sale. The slots of such a miter box can be adjusted, which allows the master to set exactly the angle that is currently required. In particular, it is quite simple to translate the slots of such a miter box to a position of 45 degrees.
Now the workpiece can be cut elementarily. A baguette, platband or baseboard is placed in the miter box, after which the saw is inserted into the slots and the excess is cut off elementarily. The angle is ultimately perfect, exactly 45 degrees.
What to do if there is no bite? Very simple. You need to make a template according to which it will not be difficult to transfer the necessary markup to the workpieces. As a template, you can choose a thick cardboard or something else that will be appropriate in this case.
Cutting parts at an angle with a protractor
You can trim the part at an angle using a protractor. This is a measuring tool that is easy to use, and which is designed specifically to measure angles or make the necessary marking on certain parts. The protractor is applied to the part, mark the corner and make markings with a pencil. With this markup, cutting the workpiece at the right angle is not difficult.
If there is no protractor, miter box or ready-made corner elements, you will have to look for a suitable template. Of course, the template should have the right angle. It is applied to the workpiece and the workpiece is marked with a pencil. This is one of the easiest ways to achieve the desired result.
Not always the walls, floor and ceiling will be in practice perfectly even. Most often they have irregularities. For this reason, there is no need to cut the workpieces at clear and precise angles, because they still will not fit perfectly.
Instead, it is sometimes convenient to trim the same ceiling plinth in place. That is, first one plinth plank is glued, cut it in the corner, and the second plank is cut under it.
Of course, it’s hardly possible to cut off the workpiece perfectly. However, if a small gap appears in the corner, it can always be covered with putty or gypsum plaster. Nothing special.
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