When You Only Have a Jigsaw to Make a Straight Cut
When You Only Have a Jigsaw to Make a Straight Cut
I know a lot of you have limited access to tools. So today’s video is about working with the one tool you have, the jigsaw. When you only have a jigsaw to make a straight cut, it can be challenging to get an acceptable looking cut. With a few tips, you can make your jigsaw cut straight and clean.
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Excellent video!! All the very best in quality:- precise, good video guide, great explanation and short.
Makes so much sense. My confidence is up after this
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Great video, I don’t know but I 😅am never be able to cut it straight, even with a guide, blade always run straight then start twisted, wandering
I use festoon blades in all my jigsaws, they are far stiffer!
My experience is that the blade will tend to wander. I have seen people suggesting that this also happens with bandsaws. Is there any way to minimise this?
You are an amazing teacher!!!! Im so happy I found your channel!!
I have tried many times to cut straight with jig saw but every time I get nervous and unsuccessful
Thanks for this, great video.
Very nice directions. Whenever I use a jigsaw and ruler to support one side of jigsaw foot, or a guide supporting both sides of jigsaw foot, I get inuppropriate results, the blade goes under angle.
To summarize the video, using thick, wide (and sharp) blade, in one continuous pass (with moderate or weaker pressure) might be the winning combination. Still for long cuts always circular saw with guide jig, or table saw are proper tools.
Very good video, thanks.
No LGBTQ+ cuts here.
Every tutorial shows use of just one guide. What about putting the jigsaw between two guides?
Great video! Thxs
OMG thank you so much. Just had to do a cut for a project and it’s the cleanest cut I’ve ever done!!!!
A goo video.
@Training Hands Academy 0:50 – what you mean to say is, A jigsaw cuts on the upstroke which creates tear out on the side you’re cutting *_from._* The side _facing you_ is where tear out occurs.
1:30 – another helpful tip: Make a SINGLE pencil mark. When you go back and forth all you do is create a thick line that misleads you about the exact point from which you wish to cut.
1:40 – these statements are murky indeed. Make it clear what the piece is that you’re planning to cut and retain for further use, and what that piece’s dimensions will be after the cut. If it’s the 2" wide piece, as you seem to indicate, you set up the cut in such a manner that the only way your jigsaw can waver is _into_ the 2" wide piece you want to retain, thus spoiling it. Any time you use a straightedge, you set it up so that if the saw veers it veers into that part of the wood you won’t need, such that you can fix the erroneous cut by sanding or cutting away the error, the excess.
And most importantly, use a Bosch jig saw for a smooth cut! 😉
Unrelated to the wood work, I’m so glad to see that I’m not the only person who works around the house in crocs and socks
What if you don’t already have a straight wood
Thanks. Good video. Please could you explain how I could cut a small wooden log in straight thin pieces to make wooden coasters? My jigsaw guide line is too far away from the blade. Thanks on advance
Succinct demonstration. Well-made. Very useful. Thank you for making this video.
short, clear, and to the point. Well done brother.
Good information. Thanks for posting
Cutting a sink hole into a laminated table, what saw will do the job? The table has some bracing boards underneath, and I don’t see any way to clamp a straight edge board. Afraid if cutting it with a jigsaw, may warp and break the saw?
As per video title, I have only tool to cut straight is jigsaw as i m afraid of circular saw
But I built 2 racks and one big cupboard only using jigsaw and drill and his techniques are the only option to cut straight
Super video! Thanks for posting.
Under 5mins, straight to the point… well appreciated. Thank you!
I’m deciding on buying a jigsaw for DIY work, but I also planning on doing some cupboards myself.
Good job. Thanks
Thanks so much.
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Thank you so much sir I got my first jigsaw thank u
The right blade… check! A straightedge clamp… check! Even vet the same exact jigsaw in the video…. check! Straight cut… um I don’t know what happened. Seems to want to wander from the line… unfortunately I also learned that you prefer it to wander to your waste side vs your good side… Maybe too much pressure trying to ensure it sticks to the fence?
If the errors show up in beginning and end, then along with adding extra length on the guide, use a board that is longer than needed and then time to size after the cut, getting rid of the beginning and end inch or so.
That cut was too straight, so is your video to the point.
Ong thank you!
Thank you for the video!! Excellent instructions!!
Dude! You explained that so easily and so well! Thank you!!!]
Super helpful and exactly what I wanted to know, in a compact video. Thanks very much!
what kind of work surface can I use if I don’t have a ‘table’ like the one you’re using? Can I just use some saw horses or something? thanks
This is amazing
Thank you for your good idea. It help me a lot….
You can NOT make a straight cut with a jigsaw without spending an unreasonable amount of effort. In fact, the jig saw is completely useless IMO. Use a router for curves and use a rotary saw for straight cuts.
As a beginner DIYer who has struggled quite a bit with tool selection, I recommend wired mitre saw + battery multimaterial plunge saw (safer than circular saws) + battery handheld router + battery random orbital sander + battery drill + battery impact driver.
Those tools have me covered for all my amateur needs. Total budget 750-1000.
If you can, make sure you are not going to hit any knots, which can deflect the blade
Thanks! Really useful. I messed up with circular saw and need to fix it.
@1:30… nice safety boots.
Thanks so much! I learned something new!
You rock. This is very helpful and is exactly what I needed.
I never use a tape measure for measuring things that are 1m or shorter because of how inaccurate tape measures are, always use a combination of a square with a ruler for the best results!