Tool Review: Ultimate Coping Saw by Blue Spruce Toolworks
High-end coping saw is an impressive tool that does a great job on scrollwork, coping moldings, and removing waste while dovetailing
The new Blue Spruce Toolworks coping saw is an impressive tool that does a great job on scrollwork, coping moldings, and removing waste while dovetailing.
The frame is exceptionally rigid and holds a blade in tension for fantastic responsiveness and control. The frame’s light weight also aids the saw’s balance and maneuverability. Additionally, the handle’s shape and flutes facilitate a comfortable and tight grip. The result is a saw that’s very easy to control.
The saw has eight positive detents to register the blade’s rotation, allowing you to keep the frame from interfering with your sawing. But you’re not limited to those eight locations. The frame is loosened via a pair of screws at its ends. Loosen those screws, and the blade can freely rotate 360°, independent of the frame, while maintaining full tension. This makes the saw ideal for scrollwork.
The frame comes in 11 colors, and you can choose either black or silver hardware and a handle made from a number of woods.
For an extra $50, the saw comes with an adapter kit and blades to fit ultrathin, pinless fretsaw blades.
You can surely get by with a coping saw that costs much less, but if you value finely crafted tools that perform flawlessly and have unique features, take a look at the Blue Spruce.
—Chris Gochnour makes furniture in Salt Lake City.
From Fine Woodworking #274