Knew Concepts 5" Woodworker Fret Saw
If the purpose of the coping saw's frame is to provide tension to the blade, this saw seems to epitomize that purpose. Between the truss structure that is used for the frame and the tension lever for blade clamping, this saw will put much more tension on a blade than a lesser saw can. But believe it or not, it's not the most expensive coping saw that Knew Concepts produces. They have titanium framed coping saws which sell for more than double the cost of this one. I decided to go with this one, rather than one of those, because I thought that they were a bit overdone.
Everything about this saw tells us that it's going to do the job right, from the frame to the blade clamps. Those blade clamps are swiveling, allowing the saw to cut 45 degrees to the right or left which can be handy, as it opens up your sight line to the blade, allowing greater accuracy. The tension lever, backed up by an adjustable tension nut, ensures the maximum possible tension on the blade. You'll definitely hear a different "ping" than you're used to. The saw comes with a 15 TPI skip-tooth blade.