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Jigsaws

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Synonyms: pendulum jigsaws,
DE: Pendelstichsägen
Material: wood, metal & more (depending on blade)
Access Requirements: Reciprocating Saw Introduction
Tutors: Lukas
Pakue
Johannes
Luzian
Utis
Sebastian
Similar (More or Less): reciprocating saw


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 handheld 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

T-shank (T-Schaft) blade suitable for our jigsaws

Some saw blades for various materials should be available in each saw's box - if you broke one or need anything specific, please buy some new ones!

As a rule of thumb, the blade should be at least 1.5 cm longer than your workpiece is thick. [1]

Links

Basics

Upgrade Ideas

Project Ideas

Here are some examples of projects you could use a jigsaw for:


Bosch PST 750 PE "EXPO2000"

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Bosch PST 750 PE "EXPO2000"

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Synonyms: DE:Stichsäge
Type: Jigsaw
Material: Wood
Location: saw station
Access Requirements: Reciprocating Saw Introduction
Manual: ManualsLib
Tutors: Lukas
Pakue
Johannes
Luzian
Utis
Sebastian


Lukas is permanently loaning his Bosch jigsaw to the Space.

It requires T-shank blades to work.

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.


Parkside PSTD 800 A1

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Parkside PSTD 800 A1

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Synonyms: DE:Stichsäge
Type: Jigsaw
Material: Wood
Location: saw station
Access Requirements: Reciprocating Saw Introduction
Tutors: Lukas
Pakue
Johannes
Luzian
Utis
Sebastian


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 ;-)