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Forum topic by ChunkyC posted 01-03-2011 08:35 PM 1757 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChunkyC

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01-03-2011 08:35 PM

Are all (most) coping saw blades the same length? I need to replace mine and I have been looking online for a replacements but they don’t seem to specify a blade length.

Thanks

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Dan

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#1 posted 01-03-2011 09:49 PM

I don’t know for sure but I would say that they are probably most all a standard size. I snapped the blade on my coping saw a few months ago and I got replacement blades that were made by a different company then my saw and they fit my saw fine.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 10:08 PM

Never thought about size when picking up replacement blades as they are generally all the same when I’ve bought them. I have seen different TPI for them though.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#3 posted 01-04-2011 12:14 AM

Generally speaking, they are “about” the same length. Any differences are really minuscule. Hence the flex in a coping saw frame to allow for wiggle room between the pins. As a caveat, this goes for U.S. blades. Don’t know about European (metric-based), etc.

If you get into “jeweler’s saw blades”, different story. These tend to vary in length, largely dependent on how fine they are. They are most often used in the jewelery trade (DUH!) and model building. Hence, the Jeweler’s Saw has an adjustable back that accommodates the various lengths.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#4 posted 01-04-2011 01:27 AM

Thanks guys. I think mine is a standard old coping saw. I’ve had it for eons so I have no idea what make it is. I knocked mine off of the workbench last weekend and damaged the last blade that I had. I don’t know if I ever remember seeing replacement blades at the local hardware store hence the looking online.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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