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    Default Sue52

    I am trying to install chair railing (2 1/2") on wall going down a stair wall (no wainscotting). problen is wall is straight for 16" then angles down to follow line of stairs.I cannot figure out how to match the angle with the straight edge plus the chair rail has a pattern to it.Any help greatly appreciated befor I lose my mind thanks

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    Default Re: Sue52

    You determine the degree of angle change, say 45* for example, and divide by 2 which is 22.5*. You'd cut the end of each piece at 22.5*. Probably the easiest way to figure out the true angle would be to have a helper hold one uncut piece in place while you hold the other and mark the top and bottom of each piece where they overlap.
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    Default Re: Sue52

    Hey sue - what you are describing is not like the average 45 or 22 1/2 degrees like you would expect - i would use a "sliding t-bevel to copy the exact angle and then transfer it to your miter saw - this will make it easier to find the angle (no need to know the exact angle quantity then) - have fun with the moulding

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    This tool will find and give you the cuts needed. There should be a smaller 10"version of the tool being lanuched this week on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/QUINT-GRAPHICS...4366483&sr=8-1
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    Default Re: Sue52

    Sue52,The pictures I posted are just to give you an idea how to find your miter angle cuts with the MMP tool or any other brand tool.
    I placed the tool on an existing stair hand rail, its the same concept you will need with the chair railing.
    The 1st & 3rd pic's are at the botton & top of the stair. The 2nd and 4th are close ups indicating the desired saw setting in the reciprocal window of the tool.

    Good Luck

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    Default Re: Sue52

    what everyone has forgotten is the 1st step, layout the chair rail line on the wall first.

    detereming the height of it then make a level line on the walls where it will run level. bring this line over to the nosing of the top of the landing, then do the same at the lower floor, from there you need 2 people, snap a chalk line from these two points, these lines are what you will use to determine the angle from. from there use a angle finder and go at it

    i have attached a couple pics from a house i trimmed out a few years back with a similar detail
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    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default Re: Sue52

    Good point jkirk, I guess we all figured the layout was pretty much a common practice before anything else.

    Nice work by the way in the pics I see there are accute "Miter" angles that could really confuse a novice........
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    Default Re: Sue52

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo View Post
    Sue52,The pictures I posted are just to give you an idea how to find your miter angle cuts with the MMP tool or any other brand tool.
    I placed the tool on an existing stair hand rail, its the same concept you will need with the chair railing.
    The 1st & 3rd pic's are at the botton & top of the stair. The 2nd and 4th are close ups indicating the desired saw setting in the reciprocal window of the tool.

    Good Luck

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    The 10" Miter Master Plus was " Finally" just launched on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/T110-MITER-MAS...4871316&sr=8-4
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