our customers have to say
Reprinted with permission to use from
"Whether you are a carpenter by trade or a DIYer and crown molding
is in your future, this is a must have for your tool box."
Cut Crown Molding like a Pro!
Every so often a new tool comes
along that you look at and say to yourself, “Hmmm-could it really be
that easy?” Well, the EasyCoper Tool Company in Greensboro,
North Carolina introduced a nice little “jig” that does just that.
Coping has always been a pain,
because that thin coping blade never seems to make the turn when you
want it to or you get less than a perfect angle of attack. Even "old
school" finish carpenters will admit they have had to re-cut
material or scrap-back molding because they couldn’t fix a bad back
cut with a rasp, knife or putty.
EasyCoper consists of two light-weight, plastic jigs (one left, the
other right hand cuts). The really simple aid allows you to cut
molding with a power jig saw instead of a coping saw. That means
less wrist, hand and arm stress.
The concept is amazingly simple and
executing a coping cut is very easy. The only real mental gymnastics
required are to prepare the molding to be coped. You still do that
the old fashioned way – the same as if you were using a hand saw.
The degree of difficulty for that task based on your skill level and
availability of tools (miter box, chop saw or compound miter saw).
EasyCoper is pre-drilled so
it can be fastened to the end of a work bench. Once the molding is
mitered, it is placed in the jig (face up). To cope the molding, all
that is required is that you follow the profile of the stock with
the saw just like you would within a hand saw, but here, the jig
forces you to cut at the correct angle every time and provides good
visibility of the piece while working it. It can’t get much easier
Any jig saw will work, but a thin
blade is a must. The manufacturer recommends Bosch T119BO as the
blade of choice.
EasyCoper can handle crown
molding up to 5 ˝”. We see EasyCoper as a time and materials
saver and that equals money. Whether you are a carpenter by trade or
a DIYer and crown molding is in your future, this is a must have for
your tool box.
what our customers have to say:
Hi, Facing the daunting task of
copping 4-1/4" crown for a 22 section Coffered ceiling, I searched
the internet for something that might help speed the process. After
a few searches, I came across your product. Well, the job finally
arrived and the EasyCoper perform flawlessly. It without a doubt cut
my time in half to complete this ceiling, and I in turn passed the
savings on to the customer. This by far is a must tool for any and
all finish carpenters in the trade, it's an easy tool to use and the
result speaks for itself. Check out the results here:
I ordered your tool in 2006 and
finally got to use it a month ago, I'm in love. I have arthritis and
didn't think I could do coping, but your tool made it so simple that
I did it. The job was and is beautiful. My children are so
impressed, they may want me to help with their moldings.
Thank you for such a wonderful product.
Ok I gotta say, this thing works
great you probably hear this all the time. I unfortunately left it
behind at my house on Saturday when I went out to a job 50 miles
away- well we (son and I) struggled with miters the whole day (I
hate miters!) I can do them, but it’s a lot of extra work. Saturday
night I drove back home, got my EasyCoper jigs, then drove back out.
Sunday? Wow, we just zoomed along, and the corners look great. One
thing I’ve learned though, is not to nail the crown completely to
the end, as I sometimes have to twist it up and down a little bit to
get a perfect fit. I leave about six feet un-nailed, until I fit the
coped piece into it, then nail them home. I guess its all about
averages, as ceilings and corners are up/down, in/out etc.
I am not nearly as fast as the guy in your video, but no matter- the
results are terrific.
Best tool I’ve bought in a long time.
I bought a set a The Woodworking
Show earlier this year and used them for the first time today.
Wow...I love it.
No more hand coping for me.
Got it. Love it. Will definitely be
in the book, actually in a couple of places. This is either a Fall
07 or Spring 08 book, that's up to the publisher (they print
overseas). Will put your name on the comp list and you'll get a copy
as soon as it prints.
You can find Rick Peters book in Lowe’s or you favorite book store.
"I recently was doing a crown molding job just after buying the
EasyCoper. I had not tested it yet so I was using my coping saw and
some muscle power. I was tired and had had enough so I grabbed the
EasyCoper. Perfect copes, quick and easy. I love it."
Ed, from Taylorsville, UT on 10/22/2006
"The EasyCoper is the best thing since sliced bread! I made a
perfect cope the first time I used this great invention. I have
other coping aids and tools, but this is the best by far. I only
wish I had it fifteen years ago."
B, from Raleigh, NC on 7/12/2006
"I used your product for the first time today. It’s great and fast."
Tim from Tracy, CA on 12-2-2006
"Thanks, you have made me a better carpenter. The clean cuts and
ease of operation make for a more consistent product."
Barry, from Biloxi, MS on 8-22-2006
"I received the EasyCoper and used it this weekend. It is a
wonderful jig. I’m a weekend carpenter and your jig made all the
difference. I practiced on a few pieces of scrap and then finished a
project I was having a b**** of a time with before."
"I bought your product in December and love it. I am a homebuilder
in NJ and have done about 1000 feet of molding with your tool in the
last 2 months."
"About two months ago, I ordered an EasyCoper for our classes here
at the college and it has been a hit with the students."
"Yes, we used it in our class. What a difference! We did it the hard
way and all the folks butchered their pieces. Then to the
EasyCoper and Wow. Next time I'll
use a fine tooth blade. Much better cuts."
Eric in CA
"I find that coping corners gives the best result on most crown
jobs. After setting up my saw for inside corners I don't change it.
I always start from the left and work around the room. I put up a
scrap piece in the corner I start from and cope the adjacent piece
and extend to the other end of the wall adding 1/16 for snap. When I
get back to my starting point I remove my scrap piece and fit my
square end under my coped piece. By doing this I only have to cope
one side of the crow on each piece.
There are a few new tools or should I say aids that make coping much
easier. There is even a power coper available if you want to spend
the money. Many of the new aids are inexpensive and believe me make
your job much easier. One is a guide system called EasyCoper. You
can master this set up in about 5 minutes."
"Yes, I've have it for about a year now and done several jobs with
them. It's called EasyCoper and they are well worth the money.
They're not good I suppose as the more expensive devices, but once
you get the hang of it, it does very accurate work. It sure beats
the heck out of coping large maple, poplar or oak by hand all day
long. They don't take up much room in the truck, so they're there
when I need 'em."
"Just got my EasyCoper and used it. What a difference! This is so
much easier than trying to miter the joints and I would have never
been able to cope without this tool! Thanks a lot!"