Pro Tip: Cope With a Jigsaw

Cutting with a jigsaw is a fast, efficient way to cope trim.

Coping with a jigsaw

It does take some practice, and it does work better on larger trim, but yes, you can actually cope trim with a jigsaw. Unless you have a reverse tooth blade, the saw should always be on the bottom so the blades pull away from the show-side of the trim and create the tear-out on the bottom where it doesn’t matter. Choose a sharp, not-very-aggressive wood blade. Also, coping with a jigsaw works much, much better with a coping foot like this one. There are several models, so make sure you choose the right one for your saw.

Watch the video above to see this tip in action, and check out more coping tips here.


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