Aspects to Consider Before Investing in a Jigsaw
To anyone who is into cutting of wood, jigsaws tends to be among the tools one would not avoid in his or her work. Once in a while, one will find himself or herself working on either wood, metals, plastic, plywood among other materials where he or she would either need to make straight cuts, or even curved cuts. In that case, one would need to figure out the needs he or she may have for a jigsaw before investing in one. Even when some people tend to think that a jigsaw has very little to do in a workshop, there is so much a jigsaw can do in a workshop. One would need to note some of the aspects he or she would need to note when making choices on the type of jigsaw he or she should invest in.
To begin with, you would need to choose the right blade for wood. Bearing in mind that there are so many blades in the market, there are high chances that one would make a mistake especially where he or she has little or no experience with blades. You would need to note that narrow blades tend to be best for cutting curves while wider blades tend to be best in making straight long cuts. On the other end, blades with fewer but larger teeth tend to cut faster but produce splintered surface while smaller teeth tends to be best for smoother surfaces which are best for people who are not in a hurry. In that case, one would need to check the package or the description of the blade before the actual investment in the blade in question.
One would need to know that choosing the right blade to cut metal tends to be easier bearing in mind that there tend to be fewer metal blades in the market when compared to wood blades. Metal cutting jigsaws tends to be characterized by sharp but hard and tiny teeth that are capable of cutting sheet metal, mild metals, bolts, hinges, pipes as well as wood with nails embedded in them. One would also need to get the thickness of the metal right when he or she is choosing blades.
It would also be critical for one to note that a jigsaw will always wander and make not as straight cut especially where one does not take measures to avoid. One would need to consider figuring out something straight he or she would use to guide the saw to avoid instances where he or she make crooked cuts. One as a result would need to take time to master his or her cutting skills. In the same line, one would need to know how he or she can make a flush cut with a jigsaw. In the same manner, one would need to know how to cut circles as well as producing a splinter-free cuts.