Master the Jigsaw

With the right blade and body position, you can split pencil lines with ease with this oft-misunderstood tool.
By Troy Sexton
Pages: 34-39

From the October 2006 issue #157
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The jigsaw generally gets a bad rap as a rough tool that’s best suited for kitchen installations and oddball carpentry jobs.

And while I do use my jigsaw for coarse operations – I also consider it one of my essential tools for building fine furniture.

With the right blade, a little confidence and – most important – the right body position, you can do almost anything with a jigsaw that you can do with a band saw. Plus you can do a lot of things that are impossible to do on the band saw.

From the October 2006 issue #157
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