How to Cut a Straight Line with a Jigsaw | Basics

How to Cut a Straight Line with a Jigsaw | Basics

Today’s carpentry skill builder is on how to make straight SHORT and NOTCH cuts with a jig saw. If you have any questions or need specific help, please let me know.



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  1. Kathryn Newton on July 7, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Thank you! I’m trying to cut smaller, narrower notches for interlocking pieces, so just do the two sides and the base with a chisel. Struggling to get them perfectly straight though! Any tips apart from practise? Straight edge perhaps?

  2. Diane Miller on July 7, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you! I needed this!

  3. Michelle P on July 7, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    How do you cut a 2×4 straight? I tried twice already and it’s not straight. New to using a jigsaw. Is it just practice?

  4. Downhaven on July 7, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    Great skill building videos, thanks!

  5. Brett Williams on July 7, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Great channel. Thanks.

  6. Korean Patch - 한국어 패치 on July 7, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for what you’re doing man. I appreciate you!

  7. Juan Rojas on July 7, 2023 at 2:30 pm


  8. Asharay on July 7, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    Great Video! Glad I found you. ok, used my Jigsaw today with a little more confidence. Nothing special. making a woodshed. lol maybe I’ll be a pro by the time hit 70. Great teacher! Thank again. Love the Finger trick , now I can make straight lines. Blessings

  9. Brandon Petaccio on July 7, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    Nice, thanks.

  10. crypto zoology on July 7, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    I would use the speed square as a guide for short cuts and maybe a straight edge for longer cuts.

  11. Silvio on July 7, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    That’s a good thumb

  12. Charl myeair.r on July 7, 2023 at 2:39 pm


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    I can’t stop watching your videos!!! I’m hooked binge-watching since early this morning, LOL!

  14. Athree Rd on July 7, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Your vieos are literally the best thanks so much! This was so helpful and useful

  15. SM Voice on July 7, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Very educational

  16. FireBlade X on July 7, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Anyone know what happened to scrolling jigsaws? They have just quietly disappeared from store shelves everywhere. The only place
    to buy one now is used i.e. ebay etc.

  17. Tracey Austin on July 7, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    I’m new to tools and just bought a Bosch jigsaw for my furniture projects. This was very helpful and informative!

  18. esteban ruiz on July 7, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    hi i like your videos but ive never seen you recommend a certain type of brand ? any suggestions? and would the lowest tier work or should i invest in something more expensive?

  19. Sunil Shah on July 7, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Great training video

  20. Sumiet K Khandelwal on July 7, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Respected Sir,
    A question,instead of our left hand thumb,can we use a scale ?

  21. Vicki k Gibson on July 7, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    So you do the same if you cut out a square inside the wood panel…I drill a hole at each corner, just a bit away from the edge so I can lead up into the corner…and can turn the saw. How do you do it? Also, I have a problem with using a fence…to keep the line straight, my blade still wants to turn away from the line to turn to the fence…so it does not cut a straight line..what did I do wrong? I tried the silly blade adjuster at that back of the Dewalt jig saw, but that just put a slant on the blade for working forward angle etc…? What is that for??Thank you!

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  23. Wolfgang on July 7, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Great video with good content and no bullshit showmanship, thank you very much!

  24. Mark Macrae on July 7, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    I love the clear advice you give in your videos. Succinct, and to the point, and clear for beginners – thank you!

  25. engr xtian on July 7, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    Very nice!

  26. Matthew on July 7, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Great idea for practice!

  27. Natalie Fenelon on July 7, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Haha! Nibbling away… ahhhh that’s where I go wrong- calm and patience!
    You’ve inspired me to give my jigsaw another invite to the party.

  28. Denis St Pierre on July 7, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Great tool teaching videos! Concise and on point. Really helped me get started with my first project that required using various power tools.

  29. BRUCE YEREMIAN on July 7, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    I noticed that the tear-out on the wood was on the bottom not the top, did you use a cut down stroke on blades? I’m trying to cut the horns on fingered pine as well as MDF for interior 11/16" thick window sills (stoop) and I screwed up several. Some where the blade deflected or a wavier in the cut line. Very little surface to rest the shoe on. I’m beginner DIY fixing up my house. Any help would be great. Thanks