How to use a jigsaw
A jigsaw is a very useful tool as it can be used to cut out items that you simply cannot cut using any other type of saw. In this video we take a look at some blades and also do a couple of cuts in timber, 10mm thick acrylic and also 10mm thick aluminium. Brought to you by http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum1/
I noticed that u could follow the line quickly and make the cut but u chose to go slowly, does ur speed affect the cut quality in curvy cuts, even if u follow the line u see? Thx great video
im so happy that i found your channel sir..thanks for the video.
Excellent tutorial video! You always explain things really clearly, which gives me great confidence with my DIY projects. I would recommend anyone buying power tools to check out your videos. Thank you very much!
Wouldn’t it be helpful if the jigsaw threw out a laser line in front of it to help you keep it lined up especially at the start of a cut? If that has not been done before I hereby claim the patent 🙂
Hey is it advisable to use orbital settings on 45 bevel cuts? It gives me huge vibrations but it cuts really quick, not sure if it is a good practice.
Thanks for the vid I sort of given up on my jigsaw I can never get a good cut, I find myself using my plunge saw for straights and chop for angles and multi tool for cutting bits out. but I will always need the jig for curve cutting, don’t forget you can always clamp a straight edge and use that as a guide rail.
Can you do a video on all the things you can do with an oscillating multitool?
No problem I really enjoy the videos.
I agree with you I first bought a cheap make but I soon upgraded to a decent one.
Nice vid as per! I once cut a letter box in a heavy front door with one (had no router) – right botch job! Thank goodness for them letter box draft excluders – managed to hide the mess!
Hy, could you advise please. I’m planning on making some garden signs out of timber I have left from planters I made. it’s tanalised timber approx 20mm thick possibly less. what type of jig saw blade is best? I want to keep it as finer finish as possible but obviously more teeth per square inch blade will mean the blade struggles. there will be some intricate work as the bottom of the sign will have a saw edge shape. Any help greatly appreciated. Scott, Wirral.
Thank you for showing how to switch the blade on this model! I’ve borrowed from a friend, and could not figure out how to tighten the blade, you saved me from so much frustration.
alguien me podria auxiliar en decirme como hacerle
thank you for a very helpful video
Would you use this for thin sheet metal or something else?
Has anyone else got a bit carried away with a jigsaw and cut straight through their sawhorse? Just me then……
great demo thanks
Very detailed and precise. When notching out I tend to drill a couple of 10mm hols in each corner so I don’t need to do the extra cut when your on the job every second counts! 😀
What blade should I use for cutting thin extruded aluminum?
his accent is everything… 🙂
Very nivel video!!
Another great video mate been thinking of buying a jigsaw and was just going to buy a cheap one think I will have to get a proper one
tengo una sierra caladora DeWalt dW321 pero no se como cambiar la segueta
This was very helpful! Thank you, I was making some shelves for my shed from pallet wood. All I had was a cheap handsaw, until I found an old jigsaw in the house kicking about. I can start some more projects now.
Hello,i have a jigsaw and the blade clamping system is broken (the clamping sistem has 2 screw , and 1 of them broke the thread) what can i do ?
Didnt know that about the down cutting blades another excellent video.
Thank you for your tutorials on how to use a Jigsaw, I’ve used a Jigsaw for years but I got some really good tips from you that I will incorporate next time I cut a rectangle etc. 👍
GREAT JIGSAW ☑️👍💟
Is STILL alive ⚠️
J have the same just black colour
2002 year made. ⚙️
Going strong mighty.
But Big and heavy..
Pendulum action actualy slow down work every time use 1 level less 2step realy slow
Is beter no use pendulum actio on this jigsaw. Maby blade is wrong, ❗☑️💔💔
How is the battery life on that 18v jigsaw?
Yes you can cut thin acrylic using a jigsaw but you have to go really slow. A circular saw is better, or scribe breaking is also easy on thinner acrylic (for straight lines)
Good informative video as usual.
I came across your video while looking for ideas for a jigsaw table.
Ideally I wanted a bandsaw but I’m really tight on space in my garage so a “sort of” jigsaw table will do the trick for now.
My plan is to attach the jigsaw on a custom made base plate and fix it on a piece of plywood. Then it will be attached on my work mate. Therefore when not in use I can fold it down and hang it on the wall where my folding work mate is currently right now.
As I know you are good in the metal work field, do you think that a 5 or 6mm alluminium plate is strong enough to attach a jigsaw into it? I’m planning to make two aluminium base plates, one for my jigsaw and another for my Dewalt router. I will make them both of the same size in order to fit in the same cavity that I will make on the plywood.
if you have a cheap one that is powerful with a good blade is that a problem? I never used a dedicated one, rather a "multi tool" in the form of black and Decker Multievo drill system (look it up). with the supplied blades the cuts are smooth and fast but without careful movement dont cut straight…
Your video is excellent, I have a DeWalt DW321 jigsaw and there is no video of its operation, maybe you can give me information about said jigsaw… thanks
Anyone else blowing their screen when he was cutting the wood?
Thanks for the vid Ultimate Handyman. I picked up the exact same jigsaw today from a charity shop and couldn’t for the life of me work out how to release the blade. 🙂
This dewalt jigsaw is really quiet. Did you decrease the mic volume?
hi would it cut natural root slate.
I want more wood working videos and send them out to me upload them to my phone number so I can upload them down loaded up and send them to my phone
hello sir should I buy a jigsaw or a bandsaw
hard to understand because of the accent XD but i got your point 🙂 ty for this!
Very good handy video for some people who are not sure how to use a jigsaw.
I struggled at first but I got told to let the saw do the work. Putting too pressure into it is going to damage the blade teeth.
You are the first video that mentioned curved cuts and actually demonstrated how to do it.
Great video as always mate, thanks. I just got my first proper jigsaw today, and I chose the Evolution Rage 7-S corded 710W. I was impressed with their mitre saw so figured I’d stick with them.
It seems pretty good so far – heavy, but powerful and easy to use, and I like the laser line and the guide rail for straight cuts. I might add some Bosch blades too, though I’m sure the Evolution multi-purpose ones are pretty good too. I’m really glad you showed the "notch" method in this video, as that was precisely what I needed to do for my first ever jigsaw cut. I am really not sure I’d have figured out the curve method on my own, not immediately anyway. I’d probably would have started drilling holes trying to get the blade in to make the last horizontal cut 🙂
Thanks a lot for the tutorial, I’m an illustrator looking to make custom wood cut-outs of some of my images, not being a handyman at all, I had no idea where to start but your video’s have been very helpful.
How can I stop the blade from cutting at an angle when cutting a straight line? I use Bosch blades, and do my best not to but any sideways pressure. Cheers