Help Coping. The SpeedCope costs way less than the $2,000 coping machines you find in a production wood shop — but it does a better job than a $35 handheld plastic template that fits only one type of molding and angle. Meant for use with a jigsaw, the tool will accommodate molding profiles up to 7 1/4 inches wide and works with 45- and 90-degree miters. It also clamps the molding in place so you can use both hands to guide the saw. It retails for $150. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 800/279-4441.

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