Wanted; a good coping saw!

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Blog entry by Jerry Dye posted 04-24-2010 05:06 PM 8569 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Does anyone know of a good coping saw on the market? Two or more years ago I purchased a Groz coping saw from Woodcrafters and have found it to be a piece of junk which I swear at everytime I use it. I believe it time to replace this constant source of iritation.

-- jerryd

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#1 posted 04-24-2010 05:23 PM

I have been looking for one for a long time. I do a lot of cope joints for trim work and was looking for an upgrade. Im tired of all the same coping saws from Menards, HD, and lowes….same 8-17 saw, w a different company/color. I even went to Berlands House of Tools and they had the same garbage as well! It is to much to ask for a higher quality coping saw?

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#2 posted 04-24-2010 05:35 PM

i saw a vid on how to use a 4-1/2 angle grinder to do cope heres the link. joints

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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Jack Barnhill

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#3 posted 04-24-2010 05:44 PM

Depending on the problems you’re having, Chris Schwartz wrote highly and cautiously about the Stanley FatMax coping saw.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#4 posted 04-24-2010 06:08 PM

Bacho has a desent copping saw

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#5 posted 04-24-2010 06:14 PM

Without a TON of experience, I’ve been very happy with my Robert Larson model.

Fairly priced, too.

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 04-24-2010 10:29 PM

I have an older Stanley coping saw that came out of my grandfather’s basement years ago. It works pretty well. I ocasionally see them at flea markets. You might also check eBay. The challenge to me, has always been finding decent blades for it. I would like to know of a source for blades that aren’t just junk.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#7 posted 04-24-2010 10:36 PM

Rob Cosman sells a decent coping saw. Check out his website I’ve been very pleased with it. He work’s almost exclusively with hand tools and has made some modifications to it to tailor it to what we would use it for.

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#8 posted 04-25-2010 07:08 PM

I had the same problem finding a good coping saw a few months ago. I wanted one for cutting out dovetails. Finally I decided to search eBay and found a good old Disston saw and I love it. Its very rigid and has a great handle on it too. Try looking for a quality vintage saw.

-- Happy woodworking!

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