Why Your Jigsaw Isn't Cutting Straight. How to Avoid Wandering, Deflection, and Bevelled Edges.

Why Your Jigsaw Isn't Cutting Straight. How to Avoid Wandering, Deflection, and Bevelled Edges.

The jigsaw can be a difficult tool to great results with. I’ve identified six factors that you must get right in order to make the jigsaw behave and work well for you.

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  1. Rockey Singh on March 22, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks Brother.

  2. SilentCartographer on March 22, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Hateful tool.

  3. Kylie B on March 22, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Lol @ the comparison to kids and parents – I thought you were going to suggest we start talking to the jigsaw – I mean, I might curse at it occasionally, but not sure I could have a complete discussion with it.

  4. Chris E on March 22, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    If Jig saw is not easy to setup and get on work with. Try calibrating a miter saw for accurate simultaneous 90, 45 and bevel cuts.

  5. Grant Liddiard on March 22, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Thank mate. Good video

  6. VIGRUE- KING OF SCREW on March 22, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    nice video

  7. Viewtiful Josh on March 22, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Where’s he going with this story about the kid????

    "Don’t push too hard"

    *Proceeds to laugh hysterically*

  8. S.A.M. on March 22, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    LOVE YOUR Video! U made it interesting! 😄 Love your comparison to parents. So true

  9. SoyEntusiasta on March 22, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Nice video 😂😂😂

  10. Mike Carrington on March 22, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Nice video. Good luck with the channel.

  11. Leonard L on March 22, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    I have to turn my makita xvj03 clockwise some to make a straight cut. Even then, it floats back to the left (rotating counterclockwise) while cutting. It’s like the blade is too thin, and rotates some in the blade holder. Anyone ever hear of this issue?

  12. James Polucha on March 22, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks for the video,I bought a black and decker fairly cheap and couldn’t get it to cut very good not straight and vibrating a lot, I rented a Makita and what a difference like night and day, but with all the top brands which do you prefer?

  13. Gplus sucks big on March 22, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Factor #5: That shitty, shaking $29.99 jigsaw with crooked base you got from Harbor Freight won’t cut it. Get a good one.
    Thanks for an excellent video

  14. therealsparkman on March 22, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Jigsaws have their select purposes and cutting thick pieces of wood is NOT one of them. I don’t care what method you are trying, I can guarantee that you are going to get blade deflection. I am in the process of trying to cut a canoe paddle out of a solid piece of cherrywood that is an inch and three eights thick, and that’s because I don’t have access to a bandsaw. I am not pushing it, I am not cutting on an angle because I am not holding it straight, I have a brand new blade. The wood is like rock and it took me 50 minutes to allow the saw to do its own thing by not forcing it. It still cut on an angle, and lucky for me it was away from where the paddle outline was.
    Thin wood jigsaws are okay, but thick hardwood pieces? Forget it.

  15. Antonio Claudio Michael on March 22, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Lmfao the garden magazine and the pushing kids to play football puns lmfao 🤣😂

  16. Georgey boy howe on March 22, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    always a school day thanks

  17. Patrick Keegan on March 22, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    At first I was like "noooo why over-produce a video like this?" Then I was like "omg I love this sense of humor. This is perfect!" Quite the rollercoaster. Great vid. Thank you!

  18. IamMachines on March 22, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Lol good info and made me chuckle. You earned my sub 🤙

  19. Fil Fil on March 22, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    In my jigsaw blade jumps out of the rollers that are there to make sure it stays Straight.

    How to prevent that?

  20. Noel Ritchie-Robinson on March 22, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Funny Guy!

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  22. M H on March 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Loved the humour. I wish I had known all this before I bought my stupid skill jigsaw.

  23. Antonio Claudio Michael on March 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Nice tips 👌

  24. War Pigs on March 22, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    my milwaukee m12 vibrates like crazy, and I learned that the chuck is misaligned and slightly tilts the t shank clockwise. causing massive cutting issues. I’m using a bora straight edger with a t track "jig" that guides the jigsaw perfectly straight. The blades are totally new, Diablo fine tooth for "straight, angled, or curved jigsaw cuts." but the m12 has already warped one of them. I cut pretty slow as well and let it cool down after a few inches.

    Compounding the issue, the right side of the bottom is bent upward, and causes the anti-slip guard to pop off if it gets hit by the blade (which it eventually does due to the blade warping from the misalignment.)

    The manual does not tell me how to realign the chuck (manuals are becoming extremely useless, not nearly as detailed as they were in the past.)

    My dad has experience with older jigsaws and is also suprised by the crazy vibration.

  25. Michael Goman on March 22, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    1 minute in and my ptsd’s already triggered, good analogy tbh

  26. Jeff Coulter on March 22, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    That was great….and funny 😂😂 thanks

  27. Michael Hendricks on March 22, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    My Dewalt dw321 has a blade holder that is not parallel to the fence. It is visibly out of alignment. I figured there would be a way to adjust this but cannot find any information. I don’t want to force anything and snap the shaft or other part. Any help?

  28. G LG on March 22, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    This was a great video!!😁🤣🥰👍Love your humor. Peace and good fortune and good health to you and your family. 👍All the best!

  29. Tayyib Furqan on March 22, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Hi, my brother’s old jigsaw’s blade used to steer on its own while making the cut… I then bought a new jigsaw, but the issue remains same with the new one with new blades too. To make a straight cut, we need to turn the jigsaw as the blade turns towards right or left. And I am sometimes holding jigsaw at about 40 degrees steered to the cut line in order to keep the cutting straight. It’s so annoying, I have to constantly keep turning the jigsaw and can’t use jigs or straight guides at all… I am a beginner and I thought perhaps all the jigsaw’s are this way. But I never see this issue even being discussed or demonstrated in any videos… Pls put some light.

  30. Adam low on March 22, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    What i do is use a straight edge to outline it with a thick marker (moved over a little bit depending on how accurate i need the cut) and go straight on the edge of the marker line and it works every time. Only with about 2 very minor bump

  31. RAH on March 22, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    You’re awesome bro

  32. Peace of mind on March 22, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Great advice man

  33. Remowo on March 22, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Amazing analogy for pushing hard … awesome guide. Thank you sir for your time and effort and humorous scenario…

  34. Baptistique on March 22, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Your "pushing too hard" digression was the perfect analogy and earned you my subscription. Good tips, great writing? I’m in.

  35. Eric Klebold on March 22, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Say it don’t spray it dude

  36. Chris on March 22, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Love the sarcasm.
    Thanks Chris.