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How do you cut a jigsaw?
Last Updated: 12th May, 2020
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Similarly, it is asked, can you cut 2x4 with a jigsaw?
To cut 2x4 consistently with a jigsaw, you have to keep drift and flexing to a minimum. All too often, an inexperienced jigsaw user will make a cut that's dead on straight on top, but beveled out and off the cutting line at the bottom.
Furthermore, can you cut straight with a jigsaw? To cut a straight line with a jigsaw, all you mostly need is a good accurate cutting line and a sharp jigsaw blade to follow it. Although a jigsaw is the tool of choice for cutting curving lines, it's no slouch at cutting a straight line, either.
Thereof, why does my jigsaw not cut straight?
To Cut Straight your Jigsaw Needs a Guide Bearing The guide bearing adds a second support point on the blade. This almost completely eliminates and side to side movement of the blade (it can still happen if you turn too sharp, or the blade gets stuck in warped or poorly supported material).
Can you cut melamine with a jigsaw?
Instead, select a 10- to 12-tpi blade for larger, gradual curves, or a 20-tpi blade for tight curves (1" radius or less) in solid wood and all cuts in plywood or melamine-coated particleboard. Finally, remember that jigsaw blades cost a fraction of the material you're cutting.