Rated 4 out of 5Â by DaiRow Fit for purpose
Needed a coping saw,wanted a good branded one. Yes happy with all aspects of the saw, there are various notches at either end to help stop the blade/handle from moving if set at an angle for cutting shapes. Basically works well for my use, cutting around pipes,cables and scribing around uneven stone work.
3 May 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by greenlid not so good
used this saw only once then tensioning bolt sheared.
10 Mar 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by rpwood934 Don't buy for cut-outs
If you're planning to buy this to saw cut-outs then forget it. There is no simple blade release mechanism and so to release the blade you have to unscrew the handle and even after that the "bow" exerts enough force for it to need bending to remove the blade. Now try doing that with the blade threaded through a pilot hole - it's a nightmare.
I suppose if your work doesn't involve regular disconnecting and reconnecting the blade then you might find it usable, but even doing this I found the blade rotating on its own volition.
Shall steer well clear in the future.
13 Feb 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bengys Exactly what you'll expect
A good coping saw for the money.
Handle is comfortable, it's easy to use. The blades are good and comes with spares - in the ideal 15 teeth per inch you want. Cuts through the wood nicely with a smooth finish. The blades seem tough and I've not used a full blade yet so leads me to think it will last a while, although I've only used on soft and medium wood. The curves or straights can be cut easily with good control. I bought for coping skirting mostly so needed the change of direction this offers.
The tightening of the blade is operated from the handle itself - the handle has a threaded end. Ensure this is very hand tight otherwise the frame of the saw will move when you cut. I did have to stop in the beginning as I thought it was tight enough but you really got to keep it tight then you're good to go.
Good versatile saw for the money.
19 Dec 2015