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Sawing high skirting boards

A bevel is an excellent choice for mitre cutting of skirting boards or sloped base boards. It can be used for mitre cutting of boards with heights up to 120 mm at any angle – and without the need for any calculations.
Sawing skirting boards

    Description

    Cleanly adapting high skirting boards or dados to fit corners and angles requires a simple and precise system for transferring angle bisectors. The KAPEX can be used in combination with a bevel to easily mitre-cut skirting boards, and also makes sawing base boards a simple task. Thanks to the special cutting position, boards with heights up to 120 mm can be sawed.

    Tools/accessories

    The following tools and accessories are recommended for use in this illustrated guide:

    Alternative tools

    The following tools and accessories are recommended as an alternative:

    Preparation/set-up

    • For applications involving machining skirting boards with heights over 88 mm, the special cutting position can be activated on the KAPEX. To do so, pull the saw head slightly forwards, press the rear left lever down and then move the saw head backwards and click it into place. This setting enables skirting boards with heights up to 120 mm to be sawn up to the stop in a standing position.

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      Special cutting position

    Procedure

    • The bevel is removed from the housed position in the KAPEX.

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      Bevel
    • The interior and exterior angle can then be taken from any corner. The angle bisector is generated automatically when doing so.

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      Taking the angle
    • The required angle can then be transferred to the compound mitre saw using the laser without the need for calculations.

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      Transferring the angle to the compound mitre saw
    • The skirting board can now be secured with the workpiece clamp and cut to size.

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      Workpiece clamp
    • For the counterpiece, transfer the angle to the other side using the laser line.

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      Transferring the angle to the other side
    • The skirting board can now be secured with the workpiece clamp and cut to size.

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      Workpiece clamp
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