Whether you want to carve wooden buildings or anything that involves curved lines and complex shapes, a jigsaw is what you need.
A jigsaw is also called a saber tool, and it’s a power tool that uses a reciprocating blade to cut a variety of materials like wood and plastic. Thanks to its narrow, thin blade which only moves in a steady up-and-down motion, the user can make tight turns when cutting.
If you’re asking its relation to jigsaw puzzles, here is the answer: Jigsaw puzzles got their name from this versatile saw since the puzzles were once made of wood using “fretsaws” and demanded complicated artistic cuts.
Jigsaws are best for cutting curves and intricate shapes in wood. They can also make short crosscuts on a board and finish inside corner cuts made by a circular saw. However: they aren’t ideal for making long, straight, fast cuts—the circular saw do those cuts better.
The Basic Features
If you read jigsaw reviews like the ones in http://sawingpros.com/best-jigsaw-reviews/, you’ll be aware of how flexible this tool is. Reading reviews is a great way to figure out if the jigsaw works just like the way it’s advertised. Customer reviews also help you come up with a decision. However, you shouldn’t depend on them. If you want a thorough explanation of the basic features, you could watch a tutorial video or ask a professional. Most jigsaws nowadays can cut more than simple curves. Jigsaws today serve as advanced precision cutting tools. A good jigsaw should be able to cut various materials, be portable, and offer different speeds. Those are its three basic features.
Most jigsaws today come with an adjustable base that enables the blade to be sloped from a vertical position to make angled cuts through the material.
Many jigsaws also offer oscillating action. This refers to the lunging of the blade forward with each stroke as it moves up and down. You can usually turn the oscillation off or choose from three levels of oscillation. The higher the level, the faster it can cut. However, more oscillation leads to coarse, less accurate cuts. So, if you need to make clean and accurate cuts or if you’re working with delicate materials, turn the oscillation off or set it to the lowest level. Don’t turn this feature when cutting metal. The best thing to do is to first practice on a scrap before cutting the real workpiece.
I know you want to know more, so here’s a video that shows how awesome a jigsaw is: