how to properly use a coping saw

What makes a coping saw easier to use?

The handle tighter you screw in the handle, the more tension you have in the blade, which makes it easier to cut. The teeth of a coping saw blade should face the handle, which means that the saw mostly cuts while you’re pulling rather than pushing the blade. Having the proper blade direction helps when using your coping saw.

How do you install a blade on a coping saw?

To install a blade, set the frame's front edge on a bench and hold the handle so it is pointing up. Attach one end of the blade to the spigot farthest from the handle. Then press down on the handle to compress the frame so the other end of the blade can be attached. Release tension and adjust the spigot as needed.

Can a fretsaw blade be used as a coping saw?

Coping saw. Coping saw blades are always thicker and much coarser cutting than typical fretsaw blades and many others of its family members. Coping saws can however cut slight bends in the work, allowing circles to be cut if used carefully.

Where do the teeth go on a coping saw?

The teeth of a coping saw blade should face the handle, which means that the saw mostly cuts while you’re pulling rather than pushing the blade. Having the proper blade direction helps when using your coping saw. Other saws have the teeth facing away from the handle because they’re designed to cut on the push stroke.

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