Mitering large baseboard
We have some baseboard that is 5 1/4" tall. Our compound miter saw is not tall enough to cut it upright, so our carpenter is cutting it with the baseboard flat on the saw, and the saw tilted to 45 degrees. For some reason, the miters are not coming out nicely and he is thinking that in order for the 45 deg miters to work, he needs a saw that has enough clearance to cut the baseboard standing up.
Does this sound right?
This is stain-grade material, so no room for sloppy cuts (no caulk!). Any tips appreciated.