Questions tagged [jigsaw]

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Alternative to Bosch T 308 BOF for tight curve in 18 mm MDF

I am fairly new to woodworking and I need to cut some hearts in 18 mm MDF - please see the design at the bottom of the post, including a revision inspired by @WhatRoughBeast. The radius of the curve ...
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Are there any differences between jigsaws, sabre saws, or scroll saws?

From what I was taught, a scroll saw is a table top saw, with a thin blade used for scrolling work. Though I've also heard these tools referred to as jigsaws. Manufacturers also offer portable saws, ...
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My jigsaw is terrible at cutting vertically through a simple 2x4

I made some Canexican saw horses for a friend. I liked the design feature that made it so the 2x4 sat in a perfect recess and could be changed out easily. I was cutting the angles with the jigsaw, ...
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What is the best tool for cutting into a hardwood floor?

I am cutting out a hole in my old oak hardwood floor where I am installing a laundry chute. I'm a newbie at woodworking and power tools so bear with me. The one tool I have that I think would work ...
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Jigsaw bevel cut jig

The best image I have found showing a method for making accurate bevel cuts with a jigsaw can be seen here. There are also numerous homemade jigsaw table videos and plans around. I don't really want ...
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Painting the edges of a cutout (inner and outer edges)

Is there a special technique that anyone can recommend for painting inner and outer edges of a cutout (say, from a jigsaw or something). I've thrown together an example in Tinkercad: I'm planning on ...
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Cutting Paulownia wood with a jigsaw

Would a jigsaw be a suitable tool for cutting Paulownia wood across the grain? If so, what sort of blade should I use for the job. If not, what would be the best way of going about it? The material ...
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Box joints for this table with just jigsaw and chisel?

I'm planning on replicating this side table. It looks nice, but of course from a stability point of view that is probably one of the worst table designs to come up with ;). A lot of force is on ...
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Choosing a saw for oak worktop, considering future usefulness

I've got a few cuts to make on some (large) offcuts of 40mm oak worktop. They are all straight, each cut up to 60cm long, from one side of the piece to the other. while this is technically within spec ...
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What is the right blade for my old, cheap jig (sabre?) saw?

I have an old but adequate jig/sabre saw that I don't seem to be able to find blades for. I know there are T-shank and U-shank blades and my saw seems to use the latter but the blades I've been able ...
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Is there a software that will print large jigsaw patterns on letter sized sheets of paper? [closed]

I recently wanted to cut out a 3' spirograph using a jigsaw. I designed it in CAD and was eventually able to get something to work on a CNC router. In hindsight a jigsaw would have been just as good ...
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What is the best way to cut pergola ends?

I want to cut some of those decorative ends in a pergola that I'm making. I know that I can trace a pattern onto wood, cut with a jigsaw, rinse and repeat. I'm looking for a way to speed it up, and ...