Jigsaws

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Jigsaws

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Synonyms: pendulum jigsaws,
DE: Pendelstichsägen
Type: power saws
Material: wood, metal & more (depending on blade)
Access: upon personal introduction
Tutors: Lukas, Mitja

A jigsaw is a powerful tool for cutting various hard materials in curved lines. For intricate shapes and thin materials, have a look at a scroll saw or a laser cutter. While relatively straight lines can be achieved by means of a fence, a circular saw (especially chop or table saw) will produce better results if you need precision.

Safety

When using the jigsaw, always take the time to properly clamp down your workpiece, hook up a shop vac and wear safety glasses. Wear hearing protection as it is really loud.

Accessories

Blades

Saw blades for various materials are available.

Links

Basics

Upgrade Ideas


Parkside PSTD 800 A1

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Parkside PSTD 800 A1

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Location: chop saw station
Tutors: Lukas, Mitja
Manual: in the box, pdf

Mitja's jigsaw works with T-shank blades.

It has a laser sight but you are better off ignoring that feature and setting up a solid fence to cut along ;-)


Bosch PST 750 PE "EXPO2000"

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Bosch PST 750 PE "EXPO2000"

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Location: wood workshop
Tutors: Lukas
Manual: ManualsLib

Lukas is permanently loaning his Bosch jigsaw to the Space.

It requires T-shank blades to work.

This tool is not ready for usage yet, since not all commissioning steps are completed yet. The process is also tracked on GitHub. Feel free to contribute to making it usable, any help is very welcome!

Task comment Status
Name the tool: "EXPO2000" is the only name on the case, but actually a "PST 750 PE" by its inner workings done
Take a picture - done
Find the manual as PDF Bosch-do-it.de dead link already?! -> ManualsLib done
Documentation especially the above section about blades pending
Print QR-Code use the wikicrawler pending
Introduction Jigsaw Introduction done
Security Check Lukas done
Test Lukas done
tool's name, owner and approx. value entered by Lukas done
Last step: make it available physically and in the wiki - then delete this template pending


Malte 3D printed an adapter to use this saw with our Festool shop vac, here's the design on Thingiverse in case it should break or go missing. You may need to tape the adapter to the saw.