Jun 05, 2016 · I use a janky 'C" shaped coping saw I bought at Ace hardware, it's not too big. The frame is 5" x 7" . It works fine and I don't find myself getting injured, only annoyed that it is not a band saw. I'm about half as fast as the band saw taken thoughtfully and carefully. I find good blades, not too fine, not too rough,good steel and really sharp.