Coping saws are like bottles of whiskey:
The cheap ones will do the job — but they’ll leave you feeling rough around the edges.
Most coping saws (a la Home Depot) don't create enough blade tension…
A problem when cutting tight curves, clearing waste in dovetails, or cutting other joinery.
That’s why I recommend either investing money in a good one — or investing time in building your own (more on that later).
But as they say, the bad woodworker blames his tools.
So I’m going to tell you everything you need to know to master the humble coping saw — and make it work for you.