How to Make Plunge Cut with Jigsaw

Jigsaw plunge cut techniques

You might already have learned how to cut any shape in the middle of a wood sheet in your Industrial Arts class using a jigsaw. You might also have known that it is called a plunge cut. Yet, if you haven’t tried making a plunge cut before, you don’t have to fret or worry, for it … Read more

Best Jigsaw Blade for Plexiglass

Cutting Plexiglass sheet with jigsaw blade.

The jigsaw is a convenient tool to use when you’re engaged in wall framing, flooring, and many other tasks. It can cut with ease through various materials like plywood, metal, and lumber. Moreover, it is designed to cut curves, circles, and other non-standard cutting patterns, which a circular saw and other power saws can’t do. … Read more

Best Jigsaw Blades for Plywood

Jigsaw blade for cutting plywood

If you’re a beginner in woodworking and you’re looking for a power saw that could easily cut circles, inside openings, curves, and other cuts, other than long straight cuts, you should consider the jigsaw. The jigsaw indeed excels in cutting curves and circles through extensive plywood sheets with ease. Yet, if you want to maximize … Read more

Can a Jigsaw Cut Metal?

using Dewalt jigsaw to cut metal sheet.

The jigsaw is the go-to tool when it comes to cutting varied shapes in different materials. You can utilize it for cutting curves, holes, stencils, and even bevels on wood and plastic. But can it also cut metal? Of course, it can! Yet, you need to choose a powerful and heavy-duty professional jigsaw to perform … Read more

Jigsaw Blade Types

Jigsaw in woodworking.

Aside from choosing the best jigsaw brand and model for your woodworking activities, your proper blade selection will also factor well and make a big difference in your jigsaw’s cut quality and performance. For this reason, you should carefully select your jigsaw blades and make sure that you use the right jigsaw blade when cutting … Read more

Best Jigsaws for Cutting Curves

Using Jigsaw to cut difficult curve live on wood.

It is hard to imagine an expert woodworker cutting curves and circles using a circular saw. This is because any reasonable woodworker will not use the circular saw to cut curves and circles. Instead, an experienced woodworker will use a jigsaw when cutting circles and curves. The jigsaw, of course, is the appropriate tool for … Read more

How to Cut Plywood with a Jigsaw Without Splintering

Plywood splintered when cut with jigsaw.

If cutting straight lines on plywood is already difficult for newbie woodworkers, cutting circles and curves can be doubly challenging for them. Nevertheless, if they have a suitable jigsaw, they could cut curves and circles on plywood with ease. But is it really possible to cut plywood without splintering using a jigsaw?  Well, of course, … Read more

How Thick of Wood Can a Jigsaw Cut?

Wood thickness that jigsaw can cut through.

Whether you are engaged in flooring, roofing, wall framing, making boxes, and many other woodworking tasks, you will indeed find the jigsaw a convenient tool to use. The jigsaw can cut lumber, metal, plywood, plexiglass, and other types of plastic. It can also cut circles and curves. Moreover, it can easily cut non-standard patterns, which … Read more

How To Cut A Circle In Wood With A Jigsaw

Tutorials on how to use jigsaw to cut circle on wood board.

The jigsaw is one of the woodworking tools you would want to have in your workshop. Jigsaw is a nimble cutting tool that specializes in making complex and precise cuts and curves. It has an array of matching blades that come in many styles and sizes. Choosing a jigsaw’s blade will vary on the project … Read more