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Encyclopedia > Coping saw
A coping saw.
A coping saw.

In woodworking and carpentry, a "coping saw" is a type of hand saw used to cut intricate shapes and interior cutouts. It is widely used to cut moldings to create "coped" rather than miter joints. It is also occasionally used to create fretwork. A coping saw consists of a very thin blade stretched between the ends of a C- shaped frame, to which the handle is attached. The blade is easily removed from this frame, so that it can be passed through a drilled hole in the middle of a piece of wood, reattached, and start cutting from the middle of the piece. Image File history File links Coping_saw. ... Image File history File links Coping_saw. ... Artists can use woodworking to create delicate sculptures. ... tools of a medieval carpenter, c. ... In woodworking and carpentry, Hand saws are used to cut pieces of wood into different shapes. ... Molding is a strip of material with various cross sections used to cover transitions between surfaces or for decoration. ... Mitre joint A mitre or miter joint is a joint made by beveling each of two parts to be joined, usually at a 45° angle, to form a corner, usually a 90° angle. ... Fretwork is an interlaced decorative design that is either carved in low relief on a solid background, or cut out with a fretsaw, jigsaw or scrollsaw. ... A drill is a tool with a rotating drill bit used for drilling holes in various materials. ...


The direction of the cut is also easy to change because of the thinness of the blade, and because the blade can be arbitrarily rotated with respect to the frame. When the blade is oriented at a right angle to the frame, it is possible to make a cut parallel to the edge of a long piece, as far from that edge as the size of the frame allows. The rotation also allows for changes in direction that would not be possible if the entire frame had to be turned.


All the teeth on a coping saw face "backwards" as compared with most other saws; when you pull the saw in the direction of the handle, it cuts. This is as opposed to most other saws which only cut in the "push" direction.


A Coping saw can also be used to cut through aluminium tubing and other metal objects, though a Hacksaw is much more efficient than a coping saw for this task. Image:Hacksaw. ...


A Coping saw is often used with a bench hook Bench Hook A bench hook is a workbench accessory used in woodworking. ...


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The Coping Saw (273 words)
Coping saws are used for cutting a range of woods and are very useful for cutting unusual shapes or curves.
Also, using a coping saw is a test of skill as it can be difficult to control and requires practice.
The blade fits into two slotted pins on the frame of the coping saw and when pressure is released, the frame springs back to its original shape, holding the blade in position.
Coping saw - definition of Coping saw - Labor Law Talk Dictionary (287 words)
Coping saws are used for cutting a range of woods and are very useful for cutting unusual shapes or curves.
Also, using a coping saw is a test of skill as it can be difficult to control and requires practice.
The blade fits into two slotted pins on the frame of the coping saw and when pressure is released, the frame springs back to its original shape, holding the blade in position.
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