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10-13-2017 03:05 PM

I found this Coping Saw (see attachment) of my dad’s and I need help identifying it and where I can buy blades for it. It has no pins. Don’t know if something is missing or what? Would appreciate any help.

-- Cy - Des Moines, IA


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#1 posted 10-13-2017 03:14 PM

With no pins, I would guess the blade some sort of clips to hold it on, to be truthful this looks like something from an old child’s toolset.

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#2 posted 10-13-2017 03:28 PM

I have seen those…usually has a hacksaw type blade in it. Last time I saw one was at Menard’s…....

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 10-13-2017 03:32 PM

Might have to take a long term approach to that mystery, and create a SEARCH on eBay that shows you pics of coping saws over time. I’ve done that and gotten info over a period of months on things like hinges, saws and even planes. One may pop up that shows the missing parts that hold blades. Good luck getting it back to useable shape!

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#4 posted 10-13-2017 03:39 PM

Not a toy, it’s the real deal. My father used to have one of those, but I believe it had pins to hold the blade.

You can have one of your very own for cheap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ANTIQUE-COPING-SAW-VERY-NEAT-MINT-VINTAGE-CONDITION-/322772514218?hash=item4b26bdb5aa:g:O9YAAOSwdc5ZdnD1

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#5 posted 10-15-2017 12:54 AM

I collect miniature tools. I hope you can find a blade for this and get it working again!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 10-15-2017 06:15 PM

Looks like there’s a pin on the end closer to the handle, but I don’t see any nub or other sign that one broke off the front end. Maybe there was another method to attach there.

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#7 posted 10-15-2017 06:23 PM

Looking at the eBay links above it would seem some are cheap enough that you could buy on for your saw and use the blade and pin from the purchased saw.

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#8 posted 10-15-2017 06:28 PM

a1Jim, I didn’t find any this size, did you?

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 10-15-2017 06:43 PM

I guess your right Cindy it makes me go back to my original thought that this is a toy

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#10 posted 10-15-2017 06:45 PM

Maybe from a Handy Andy tool set?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#11 posted 10-15-2017 06:48 PM

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#12 posted 10-15-2017 06:50 PM

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#13 posted 10-15-2017 07:23 PM

Could be either one! The brace in the American Junior set looks like one I have that I’ve been trying to ID. Thanks for that link, Jim!

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 10-15-2017 07:38 PM

I suppose it could have come from a toy set like that. Although I don’t remember anyone in the family having one.

-- Cy - Des Moines, IA

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#15 posted 10-15-2017 07:59 PM

Not a toy! They are still used in dental labs. The labs poor plaster into rubbery molds of the patients teeth. The plaster casts are sawn apart so the individual tooth that is getting work done is easier to handle. Especially when making a crown or bridge. A single blade lasts forever in plaster. You can imagine a large saw would really be a pain when trying to work on something that small as well. Ask your dentist to order a blade for you or at least show you a catalog.

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