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can I cut 45 degree angle on 5.5 width molding using a 10 inch miter saw?

can I cut 45 degree angle on 5.5 width molding using a 10 inch miter saw?

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Old 12-10-18, 01:45 PM
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can I cut 45 degree angle on 5.5 width molding using a 10 inch miter saw?

Hello in the past I used my dewatt 10 inch miter saw to cut 45 degree angles for baseboards about 3.5 inches wide but now today I decide to change up and install baseboards which are about 5.5 inches wide to my surprise when I went to cut my 45 degree outside angle I found my saw would not cut all the way it stopped about a half inch to the end. I notice it hit the yellow base of my dewatt saw. Is there cure for this or am I stuck with either getting a 12 inch saw or going back to smaller molding?? Thanks in advance
 
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Old 12-10-18, 01:51 PM
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You can cut it laying flat.
 
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Old 12-10-18, 02:15 PM
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You could finish the cut with a handsaw.
 
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Old 12-10-18, 02:50 PM
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mum okay laying it flat sounds logical but i tried laying it flat today but it didn't look like it worked when I match the piece laid flat with other piece I was able to cut standing up it didn't seem to match but then again I was tired or maybe both pieces have to be cut laid flat I will try it again tomorrow. Also I will try finishing the cut with a handsaw if I have no success. Thanks.
 
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#1, Your going to be really lucky if that outside corner is really 90 deg, it rarely is.
I use one of these to figure out in seconds what the true angle is before cutting.
https://www.zoro.com/starrett-miter-...MaAlkpEALw_wcB
Almost always the drywaller left to much mud at the bottom of the wall, simple way to deal with it, make the cut a tiny bit to long and and deal with it with caulking at the top of the base molding.
 
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