Aspects to Consider Before Investing in a Jigsaw
To both professional carpenters and DIYs, a jigsaw may be one of the tools one would need to buy due to its myriad uses. One will find himself making curved cuts and straight cuts either on particleboards, wood, plastic, plywood, or even metal and ceramic tile. In that case, one would need to figure out the needs he or she may have for a jigsaw before investing in one. Even when some people tend to think that a jigsaw has very little to do in a workshop, there is so much a jigsaw can do in a workshop. One would need to note some of the aspects he or she would need to note when making choices on the type of jigsaw he or she should invest in.
To begin with, you would need to choose the right blade for wood. Bearing in mind that there are so many blades in the market, there are high chances that one would make a mistake especially where he or she has little or no experience with blades. In a case where you would need to cut curves, narrower blades tend to be the best while straight long cuts would demand a wider blades. On the other end, blades with fewer but larger teeth tend to cut faster but produce splintered surface while smaller teeth tends to be best for smoother surfaces which are best for people who are not in a hurry. In that case, one would need to check the package or the description of the blade before the actual investment in the blade in question.
One would have easier time choosing a metal blade when compared to one choosing a blade meant to cut wood. Metal cutting jigsaws tends to be characterized by sharp but hard and tiny teeth that are capable of cutting sheet metal, mild metals, bolts, hinges, pipes as well as wood with nails embedded in them. One would also need to get the thickness of the metal right when he or she is choosing blades.
One would also need to remember that making perfectly straight cuts tends to be difficult bearing in mind that there are chances that the jigsaw will wander off the course. Among the items one can use to guide the saw include a rip of plywood, a steel square, or even a straight wood board. It would be critical for one to focus on mastering his or her cutting skills. It would also be critical to know how to make cuts such as a flush cut. It would also be critical for one to know how to make a splinter-free cuts as well as cutting circles.