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Why should I buy a Jigsaw?

Why should I buy a Jigsaw? />
If you’re into your DIY, then you probably have a Jigsaw after realising how essential the tool is. However, if you’re new to DIY or you’ve only done a few projects then you might be considering purchasing a Jigsaw, or not even considered it at all. This blog will provide you with reasons why a Jigsaw is the perfect and most diverse tool for a woodworking DIY. read more

High Carbon Steel and High Speed Steel

High Carbon Steel and High Speed Steel />
What's the difference between High Carbon Steel and High Speed Steel? Each material has different characteristics, but what sets them apart in terms of cutting with a Jigsaw read more

What is variable speed, and is it important?

What is variable speed, and is it important? />
Variable speed is a feature of a lot of modern jigsaws and it can be incredibly useful when cutting a material that changes thickness and abrasiveness throughout your cut. For example, using a mixed blade when cutting through wood with nails is a lot easier if you have a variable speed saw. read more

Is using tape for a clearer view really useful?

Is using tape for a clearer view really useful? />
Using tape allows you to get a clear cut when using a jigsaw or any other type of reciprocating saw...but how? read more

Is blade thickness important?

Is blade thickness important? />
The thickness of the jigsaw blade is essentially the height of the blade if it’s laying down flat. Jigsaw blades are designed to have different thicknesses based on their application, for example a blade might have a thickness of 2mm whereas another might have a thickness of 4mm. Usually, it depends on the material that the blade is made out of. read more

Extra features you might find on your Jigsaw

Extra features you might find on your Jigsaw />
When you buy a Jigsaw, you know that it will reciprocate a blade to create a cut. That will happen for every Jigsaw, but with some jigsaws there are a lot more features that will help you do more than just create a cut. read more

Who invented the Jigsaw?

10/05/2017

jigsaw blades, Invention

Who invented the Jigsaw? />
The jigsaw is a versatile tool you probably use every day of your working life, but have you ever stopped to wonder who invented it and how? read more

Have you ever wondered why a Jigsaw blade is named after a puzzle?

Have you ever wondered why a Jigsaw blade is named after a puzzle? />
The answer is simpler than you think… read more

Jigsaw Blade Teeth

Jigsaw Blade Teeth />
The teeth on Jigsaw Blades are one of the most important things to look out for. They decide the type of cut you get, the speed of your cut and the smoothness of your cut. There’s a lot more than teeth than how many there are per inch such as the layout, and the type of teeth. read more

Cutting plastic with a jigsaw blade

Cutting plastic with a jigsaw blade />
When cutting plastic, there’s a lot more skill and precision than if you’re cutting wood or metal. Plastic melts at much lower temperatures than other materials so it’s important that you work at the ideal speed. If you’re too slow, then the material will melt and your final product won’t be what you hoped for. read more