How to Use jigsaw cutter

What makes a jigsaw a good cutting tool?

The blade is installed in a groove of guide rollers, the blade vertical motion provides the feeding force, and prevents deviated movements on the sides, which ensures accurate cuts in thick materials. Lightweight, maneuverable, and safe to use, the jigsaw is one of the most popular cutting tools in DIY.

When to use a coarser blade on a jigsaw?

As a rough guide the smaller the teeth the finer the cut, and as tooth size increases, so does the speed at which the blade will cut. For quick cutting use a coarser blade, but the coarser the blade the more sanding later. Jigsaws blades tend to bend when cutting curves in thicker boards, leaving a beveled edge rather than a square one.

How do you make a freehand cut with a jigsaw?

Which should be supported on both sides of the line of cut by 2 x 4‘s resting on sawhorses. To make a freehand cut, rest the front of the shoe on the work, with the blade just clear of the edge and aligned with the line of the cut. Switch on the saw and advance the blade into the wood just on the waste side of the line.

What's the best way to start a jigsaw?

An alternative to the starter hole method is a plunge cut, or pocket cut. On rough work, lean the saw forward onto the front lip of the shoe so that the blade is parallel to the wood. Start the saw and when at full speed, tip the saw back to ease the blade into the wood.


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