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A jigsaw is an electric power tool fitted with a vertically mounted reciprocating saw blade and used for cutting arbitrary curves, such as stenciled designs or other custom shapes, into wood, metal, or other materials. Jigsaws can be used in a more artistic fashion than other saws, which typically cut in straight lines only. Although a jigsaw can be used to cut complicated shapes, making a straight cut is more difficult.
Our jigsaws fitted with a bevel function on the sole plate allow cutting angles of typically up to 45 degrees relative to the normal vertical stroke for cutting mitre joints.
There are 2 main types of blade fitting in use. The older type uses a screw to hold the blade; the newer type slots in.
Blade types: A wide variety of blade types are used, including:
- Various numbers of TPI (Teeth Per Inch).
- Cranked blades to overcome the setback of the blade and allow flush cutting.
- Thin blades to allow tighter curves to be cut.
- Push stroke cutting blades to avoid damage to the top surface when cutting worktops.
Control is an issue with jigsaws. The blades are small, weak and entirely unsupported at the lower end. Good cut control requires the presence of blade rollers, which keep the blade aligned just above the sole plate. Heavy cast sole plate saws are somewhat better than pressed steel for sawing line control. To guide a jigsaw on curved cuts, it must be steered (turned) and not forced to move sideways. The use of sharp blades is also important to ensure high quality cuts.
- Rated power input: 650 W
- No-load stroke rate: 500 – 3.100 spm
- Cable length: 2.5 m
- Stroke height: 26 mm
- Cutting depth in wood: 90 mm
- Cutting depth in aluminium: 20 mm
- Cutting depth in non-alloyed steel: 10 mm
- Weight: 2.6 kg
◾Pendulum stroke adjustment
◾Bosch SDS System
◾Electronic speed control
Hire Pricing: Jigsaws
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|Heavy duty jigsaw 110/240v||£10.00||£13.20||£19.20||£24.00||£15.84|
Note: All prices are subject to change and are listed excluding VAT.