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Woodforbrains

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12-07-2021 02:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: blade traditional question

I am coming to the realization that I need a coping saw for a variety of situations. e.g. removing waste from joints, and for times when a jig-saw would be to bulky.

I really love my japanese pull saws (Ryoba, Dozuki, flush saw), and was wondering if there is a japanese pull saw equivalent of the coping saw?

Also, any recommendations on the pull saw? they seem pretty inexpensive on Amazon….

Thanks for any advice!

-- Go team!


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bandit571

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#1 posted 12-07-2021 02:29 PM

Pull saw for a coping saw? Simple…install the coping saw blade with the teeth pointing towards the handle, rather than pointing towards the front of the saw’s frame….cuts on the pull stroke…

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#2 posted 12-07-2021 11:54 PM

I think the closest saw the Japanese make in the long tooth style is a sort of jab saw. Putting those long triple ground teeth on a coping saw might not only be expensive, it would break easily and wouldn’t be comparable to the thin blades of a regular coping saw.

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SMP

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#3 posted 12-08-2021 12:03 AM


Pull saw for a coping saw? Simple…install the coping saw blade with the teeth pointing towards the handle, rather than pointing towards the front of the saw s frame….cuts on the pull stroke…

- bandit571

Yep, i do this anyways as setting it push stroke tends to make it where when you hit tough wood/knot it buckles the frame and half the time the blade pops off.

But if you want a coping saw made in Japan, Kakuri makes one. They are the main maker of japanese tools on Amazon at the moment:
https://www.amazon.com/KAKURI-Replacement-Woodworking-Plastic-Cutting/dp/B000ALF4FA/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=coping+saw&qid=1638921648&sr=8-4
IMO all the standard coling saws are all about as crappy. BUT buy GOOD blades.

FYI, you don’t need a coping saw at all, just use a chisel to chop the waste until you get a coping saw.

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#4 posted 12-08-2021 01:18 AM

The blade in a coping saw is supposed to be installed so that the teeth point to the handle and cut on the pull stroke. If the teeth point forward, the blade can pop out of the slot when the body bends.

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Woodforbrains

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#5 posted 12-08-2021 02:07 PM

Thanks, I will give that one a shot.

Pull saw for a coping saw? Simple…install the coping saw blade with the teeth pointing towards the handle, rather than pointing towards the front of the saw s frame….cuts on the pull stroke…

- bandit571

Yep, i do this anyways as setting it push stroke tends to make it where when you hit tough wood/knot it buckles the frame and half the time the blade pops off.

But if you want a coping saw made in Japan, Kakuri makes one. They are the main maker of japanese tools on Amazon at the moment:
https://www.amazon.com/KAKURI-Replacement-Woodworking-Plastic-Cutting/dp/B000ALF4FA/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=coping+saw&qid=1638921648&sr=8-4
IMO all the standard coling saws are all about as crappy. BUT buy GOOD blades.

FYI, you don’t need a coping saw at all, just use a chisel to chop the waste until you get a coping saw.

- SMP


-- Go team!

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Dave Polaschek

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#6 posted 12-08-2021 09:10 PM

Never had the blade pop loose on one of my coping saws and they’ll work either push or pull. I got tired of the metal ones flexing on me, and with the extra tension I can put on the blade with a bow-saw, even cheap hardware store blades cut like a dream. I generally tune the cheap 6.5” hardware store blades up to an A440.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 12-08-2021 10:06 PM


I generally tune the cheap 6.5” hardware store blades up to an A440.

- Dave Polaschek

what brand of tuning fork do you use?

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Dave Polaschek

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#8 posted 12-09-2021 02:13 AM


what brand of tuning fork do you use?

iStroboSoft on my iPhone.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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SMP

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#9 posted 12-09-2021 02:20 AM


what brand of tuning fork do you use?

iStroboSoft on my iPhone.

- Dave Polaschek

Looks cool, but can it tuna fish?

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