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morpheus83uk

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Hello,

I am looking for my first coping saw to make some nice curves and such in wood. I am wondering what people recommend? I know there are different blade types so wondered what's best out of the normal and spiral blades...

Also I presume regardless of blade if it's got 15 teeth per inch it will give a nice smooth finish when cutting in whatever direction I want?

Thanks

James
 

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Has to be the Eclipse Coping saw, can be picked up for peanuts either new or secondhand, spending anything more than £10 is just pointless on such a simple tool. There's seriously overengineered ones such as the Knew concepts saw but these are pretty much unanimously accepted as unneeded overkill, they're not even that good for 10x+ the price of the cheap ones comparatively.

I have no idea about blades, I bought a pack of a hundred from a pound shop years ago and I've still got years worth left of them :lol:. I would be interested in knowing if there are some excellent blades that are worth purchasing though.
 

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" I would be interested in knowing if there are some excellent blades that are worth purchasing though. "

I bought some skip tooth ones from Axminster a while ago.
They work well enough. I don't use them much, though.
 

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I presume the over-engineered coping saws arise from users (mistakenly) trying to make them cut on the push stroke ? That won't work too well with an Eclipse frame.
 

morpheus83uk

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Thank you based on what you guys have said I picked up a coping saw from wickes with some spare blades.

I havent had chance to use it yet but I'm sure it will be fine.

Thanks

James
 
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