I should make it clear that using the coping saw is the fastest method I use, but that I only use it if I am making something like a beehive, a garden tool carrier or a kitchen drawer that is not high quality furniture. It’s a fast way of making tool drawers in workbenches but not what I would use for a customer’s cabinet. I also use it to demonstrate the skills I have and so that people don’t get bored during my demo’s at shows and such. It works and is a good method for more utilitarian works.
Re bevel-edged chisels for removing waste:
By angling the chisel, I get the cutting edge into the corner and then use that efficient corner to pare down along the internal corner of the part being removed. This is very effective. My saw kerfs are thin so that doesn’t help me too much. I remove most of my set on dovetail saws. That gives me a supe-thin kerf and much less resistance.