Tool Test: Stanley’s FatMax Coping Saw

By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 18

From the June 2010 issue #183
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The world would be a better place if we melted down almost all the modern coping saws and sent the slag to the ocean floor.

Vintage saws are better. Overall, quality vintage coping saws (usually pre-World War II) tension the blade better. The blade won’t corkscrew. The handle is more comfortable.

Now Stanley makes a new coping saw that has some cool old-school qualities. And if the manufacturing quality of this saw were consistent, I’d call this tool a real winner.


From the June 2010 issue #183
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