Jigsaws are perfect for making curved cuts, like stenciled designs and custom shapes, in a variety of materials, including wood, metal, laminates, tile and plastic.
These power tools use a small, thin reciprocating blade which moves up and down in order to cut the material. Most jigsaws also feature a pendulum action, which moves the blade back and forth as well as up and down. This allows the machine to cut faster, reducing jamming and extending the blade's life span.
Jigsaws can be used more artistically than other saws, which typically only cut straight lines. However, performing straight cuts with a jigsaw can prove rather difficult, even when when using a guide.
It is important that you match the jigsaw blade type to the material that is being cut in order to get the best results and prevent any damage to the tool.
Cordless jigsaws are excellent for when you need high levels of mobility. These machines do not rely on access to mains power and there is no trailing power cord getting in the way of movement, which can pose a serious safety risk.
Here at Kelvin Power Tools, we have a great team of staff who are always happy to share their expertise to help our customers find the right tool for the job! If you have any questions or want to learn more about any of our products, then please don't hesitate to contact us.