Precisely and correctly trim trims

Right from the start, cutting trims seems a bit complicated. However, inaccuracies can later lead to stress, open the joints or even affect the durability. Clean angles and smooth cutting edges and front sides ensure a later impression that the strips look "like bricked" and "made from one piece".

Tension must be avoided

In order to create decorative trim a perfect visual impression, for example as Stuckimitat, exact transitions and connections are required. Adjacent bars are put on push when attaching and attaching. It may, even at an angle
Miter cuts and corners, no tensions caused by unevenness.

Unclean and slanted cuts lead to blocking joints or have an effect on the overall appearance of the print. This pressure causes the strip to deform longitudinally and lift off the ground in the worst case. In order to further reduce this risk, the end faces and cut edges should not be glued when gluing decorative strips.

Practical execution and correction

Clean angles when cutting corner strips arise with the help of a miter box. For straight and vertical cuts, the strip should lie horizontally evenly aligned. The cut is made with steady and constant pressure without settling.

If bumps have formed on the cut surface, a subsequent treatment with abrasive is possible. As control and testing tools serve:

  • protractor
  • spirit level
  • ruler

As cutting and smoothing tools are eligible:

For wood

  • Miter Saw
  • hacksaw
  • jigsaw
  • circular saw
  • filing
  • rasp
  • abrasive paper

For Styrofoam

  • Hot wire cutter from hacksaw with power supply
  • Cutter or wallpaper knife
  • Sharp meat knife

Styrofoam should not be sawn, as the soft material from the foamed and "bloated" plastic balls on sawteeth with tearing reacts. Cutting tools with a blade should be sharp and act by gently heating on the cut surfaces.

Woodcuts become more precise when the strips are firmly clamped. A vise or screw clamps are handy tools to fix the wooden strip. When cutting or sawing, the direction can affect the splintering and fraying of the wood. Sections made transverse to the fiber direction reduce the risk of injuring the wood and creating uneven cutting surfaces.

Tips & Tricks

If butt joints of up to about one millimeter in width are created at the ledge transitions, you can optically bridge them with most of the film-forming coating colors, even at the corners.

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