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Should I let the jigsaw blade rest once it heats? Not usually, no. It's perfectly normal for jigsaw blades to get hot in use. Even hand saws can get uncomfortably hot1 if you're sawing enough and any traditional saw is made of plain carbon steel. Modern jigsaw blades should be made of much more heat-tolerant alloys that don't care even a little about ...


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I don't pause specifically to cool the blade when I'm cutting with any tool. I do, however, usually burn my fingers slightly if I have to change the blade because I always forget just how hot the things get. I usually have one glove handy if I need to change blades during cutting. I find that there are often pauses in my working as I readjust myself to cut ...


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