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Wanted; a good coping saw!

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Blog entry by Jerry Dye posted 04-24-2010 05:06 PM 8239 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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Royalwoodworker

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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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bigike

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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. jointshttp://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11735/quicker-way-to-cope-crown-molding

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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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 -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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

Bacho has a desent copping saw

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NBeener

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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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docholladay

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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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ocwoodworker

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

Rob Cosman sells a decent coping saw. Check out his website robcosman.com/tools_fret.php. 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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Blake

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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! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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