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Old 09-14-2009, 04:36 AM
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Looking to get a couple (shop and site kit) coping saws. I have an old one that is so so. I am sure the blade is as important ,or more, than the frame so some good balde recommendations would be great also.

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I don't know enough about them to suggest anything except see what Tools for working wood suggests/sells. Joel seems to only sell stuff that works.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:43 AM
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Seth, what a great question. I have been thinking about the same thing. I hope to get the 12" bow saw kit soon. It looks like it will be a great saw. I also would like to get the Collins coping foot for my old Bosch. For coping basic paint grade base, I usually use my chop saw.
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Seth, what a great question. I have been thinking about the same thing. I hope to get the 12" bow saw kit soon. It looks like it will be a great saw. I also would like to get the Collins coping foot for my old Bosch. For coping basic paint grade base, I usually use my chop saw.
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That works. I can't remember the last time I used a coping saw.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:56 AM
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I don't know enough about them to suggest anything except see what Tools for working wood suggests/sells. Joel seems to only sell stuff that works.

Hi,

I shopped around a little and ended up liking what I saw at Tools for Working Wood, as Michael suggested.

I bought the Olson saw and a bunch of blades. The saw is simple and nicely made. Good heavy metal for the bow. Good size nice smooth handle.

I like that it has tension adjust at both ends. That way the handle can be tightend to prevent rotation , but the tension can still be adjusted from the other end.

I also like the blade holders much better than the cross notch type. These really easy to get the blade into and tighten it without needing an extra hand. Plus it won't pop loose while in use.



This pic shows the three blades I bought. Top ois 15TPI (comes with saw), Middle is 18TPI Skip Tooth, Bottom is 24TPI.

The 24 is really smooth, but the 18 has a very narrow body and corners very well. I really like the 18. All of them are excellent blades and cut very well.





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Old 10-03-2009, 02:49 AM
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Cool!

I use a Jewellers coping saw for removing waste from dovetails.
It's slightly different to your saw, the blades don't have holes allowing much finer blades to be used.
I use Olsen blades
I stiff frame and good blade fastening are the things to look for.

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