That's a coping saw - and the process is called (naturally enough) coping.Chippygeoff":35q36x2o said:Hi Dave. A fretsaw is a hand tool that is mainly used by carpenters to scribe a skirting board into another one that is at right angles.
I don't think so; it's a "all herrings are fish" kind of deal. All "scroll saws" can be called "fret saws", since to the best of my knowledge "scroll saw" is an American term for a (typically) electrically powered, 18" throat machine used to make complex cuts in thin wood.Gill":2v1nw3za said:Nowadays the terms are interchangeable.
I'm a born hair splitter.Gill":1kofoiq7 said:Oh, come on - this isn't the Hand Tools section . Nobody who scrolls (frets? ) would say that the terms are not interchangeable nowadays. Yes, it's true that a fret saw can be either mechanical or manual whereas a scroll saw always seems to be mechanical, but that really is splitting hairs.