Aspects to Consider Before Investing in a Jigsaw
Whether one is a carpenter or needs to attend to some DIYs, it would be critical to know that a jigsaw is one of the tools he or she may need to invest in. Either way, one will always find himself or herself making vertical, horizontal cuts as well as curved cuts on various materials. One would need to go for a jig saw that is easy and safe to use. 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. When investing in a jigsaw, you would need to consider a number of aspects.
Where you need to use the jigsaw on wood, you would need to choose the right blade. 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. It would be critical for one to make sure that he or she takes time to evaluate the recommended use of the blade he or she is about to buy before the actual purchase.
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. One would need to note that metal jigsaw tends to be the best when it comes to cutting of bolts, sheet metals, soft metals among other types of metals. One’s choice of a blade should be influenced by the thickness of the metal he or she plans to cut.
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. It would also be critical to know how to make cuts such as a flush cut. In the same manner, one would need to know how to cut circles as well as producing a splinter-free cuts.