Asked by: Olympia Euskirchenhobbies and interests woodworking
Why do I need a jigsaw?
Last Updated: 1st April, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the purpose of a jigsaw?
The jigsaw can be used to make both straight and curved cuts in a wide variety of materials, including wood, particleboard, plywood, plastic, metal, even ceramic tile. It's also safe and easy to use, which is why it's often the very first power saw a new DIYer buys.
Secondly, is a jigsaw or circular saw better? Whereas a jigsaw is a tool that allows you to perform a little artistry, a circular saw has one main goal – cutting wood quickly. Circular saws are heavier than other types of saws. They are also able to cut through thicker stock with relative ease including hardwoods that would dull a jigsaw blade quickly.
In this way, what can I use instead of a jigsaw?
A Fret saw works very similar to a coping saw. This saw is used mainly in the creation of fretwork but it can also be used as a non-electrical alternative to a jigsaw. The very fine blade works its way around the smallest of curves and corners to produce excellent results.
How do I choose a jigsaw?
- Choose which type of grip suits you best.
- This saw is great for curved cuts, circle cuts and scribed cuts on walls.
- The orbital setting is important when choosing a jigsaw.
- For fine cuts, keep the orbital setting low.
- Also, check the speed setting.
- Look at the bevel setting.