Tips for Using Power Tool for Cutting: Jig Saw Tips for Using Power Tool for Cutting: Jig Saw

A jig saw is a handy tool that can be used for a multitude of do-it-yourself tasks. By using some our tips when using your jig saw, you'll be able to make sure that each project is carried out correctly and safely.

Technique

In order to ensure a clean cut, allow the jig saw blade to reach it's full speed prior to attempting to run material through it. Firmly grip the material to be cut and slowly work it through the blade along the line previously scored into the surface. If the material becomes stuck, switch off the saw. 

Safety

Clean out any particles that may remain in order to avoid flying particles that can hit you in the face. In addition to safety goggles and gloves, close-fitting overalls should also be worn to avoid accidents. Keep your eye on the jig saw blade when it is in use and avoid getting distracted.    

Machinery

Take steps to ensure that you are always safe by examining the jig saw before use. The components of the tool itself are important. Making sure they are in good condition is essential to ensure the saw works properly. Check that the power source to ensure it is correctly wired. Make sure the blade is properly sharpened.

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