While making my tool chest this week I had a major tool malfunction. My coping saw decided to explode on me. The handle fell off, I epoxied it back on, it fell off again, and I ended up finishing one set of tails by just using the frame of the saw.
As soon as I finished that last set of tails I came inside, sat down at the computer, and purchase a Knew Concepts Woodworker Fret Saw. Yes, I know, they are not the cheapest fret saws out there, but, I really don't want to be held up again because my saw fell apart on me. I don't know about you but I only have a limited amount of time in a day, and I really don't like being held up because of a crappy tool.
I received the Knew Concepts Saw a few days later and shot the video below. In the video I only make a couple cut and you can see that I am excited about this saw. After I shot the video I have cut many more dovetails and I can say that this saw does not disappoint. I can't recommend this saw enough.
Some technical information for you. My old coping saw weighed 244 grams, the Knew Concepts 5" Woodworker Fret Saw weighs 138 grams. This is 43% Lighter. That is a difference you can really feel.
This saw also has some really nice features for locking your blade in place. You can very easily loosen the blade and swivel it to either 45 degrees left or right, or set it up for straight cutting. Then you just lock the cam back down and you are ready to go. The blade will not move on you one bit. Look at the pictures below to see the blade locking mechanisms and the new aluminum knurled knobs.
Please take a moment and watch the short video and I hope you purchase one of these awesome tools, they are well worth the money.
By the way, I have received nothing in return for my review or any discount for the purchase of this tool.