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Forum topic by jimmyhopps posted 07-26-2016 05:21 PM 295 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jimmyhopps

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07-26-2016 05:21 PM

Just received a new Olson coping saw and am wondering if it is defective and worth returning/exchanging. When viewed from the blade side with the C shaped frame behind it, the blade and support are not parallel. It seems the frame is not really straight. The blade of course is straight since it’s just stretched between 2 points.

Is this a big deal? This is my first coping saw. Seems that I could adjust my saw stroke to compensate, but that’s probably not a good answer.


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 07-26-2016 05:45 PM

Hence the Knew Concept Coping Saw.

I haven’t purchased one but my coping saws aren’t that great as well.

It must be nice cutting without compensating.

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ColonelTravis

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#2 posted 07-26-2016 05:50 PM

The Knew saw is worth the money. I held off for a long time thinking it wasn’t. If you’re gonna use one of these things a lot, buy it.

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 07-26-2016 06:40 PM

How ‘not straight’ is it? Is it visibly kinked, in which case I would return it, if it is the sort of thing you have to put a straight edge up against I maybe wouldn’t worry about it. How does it cut?

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