Coping with a jigsaw… wait, really?
It does take some practice, and it does work better on larger trim, but yes, you can actually cope trim with a jigsaw. 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 (Unless you have a reverse tooth blade) where it doesn’t matter. Choose a sharp, non-agressive 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 below to see the method in action! And check out more jigsaw tips here.