Little-known facts about a regular jigsaw

Little-known facts about a regular jigsaw Common jigsaw and interesting facts about it

A regular jigsaw is a versatile and practical tool that helps you to perform only one action - cutting thin material. But this does not mean at all that the jigsaw is not used for other purposes.

For example, it often helps replace a circular saw or even a hand saw.

No construction work can be done without the help of an electric jigsaw.

Short description of the tool

The jigsaw is a tool for curves and straight cuts.

It is made of a cutting blade with which you can cut not only wood, but even plastic / ceramic parts. It is also used for sawing and cutting a cut, figured holes. It is often used for domestic purposes, in art, construction, for example, for artistic carving. It is lightweight and easy to use, and even a schoolchild can handle it.

Its difference from a standard saw is obvious, because the saws help to make a rough cut in a straight shape, and jigsaws are optimal for shape cutting.

Almost all complex cuts can be made with the structural element. The mechanism of action is designed to cut a surface of any complexity. Convenient shape helps to ensure long cuts from the end and gradual deepening into the material.

Please note, h then a jigsaw is required for working on wood, stone, and will also be indispensable for laminate. It is used for curved cuts in plywood, drywall, chipboard sheets and other materials.

How the jigsaw appeared

At the very beginning, the jigsaw was the prototype of the simplest saw for wood with a small tension saw and a lever. The small size and increased number of teeth made it very convenient as well as effective. A little later, it turned out to create tension by screwing the handle onto a metal rod.

Interesting fact! The hand saw, or as it is also called "jigsaw", appeared in 1876, and at the same time the first patent for an invention was filed. After that, Albert Kaufman of the Swedish company created the first electric jigsaw in 1946.

By the way, this man was able to transform an ordinary sewing machine into a sawing tool - he simply replaced the needle with a saw.

Little-known facts about a regular jigsaw In 1947, electric jigsaws about Lesteau's company were already massively sold in stores, but the company did not last long, and after it was bought out by a corporation from Germany, which is now known throughout the world as BOSCH.

There is a possibility that Kaufman was not the father of such an invention, and in the archives you can find information about earlier electric saws that date back to 1907. But at that time, the production was not even serial, but single, because of which it did not have time to receive wide publicity.

Interesting facts

And now a little about what has changed over so much time and why jigsaws are still such a popular device:

  1. At the moment, electric jigsaws are quite complex tools, which are often equipped with various functional additions, for example, a backlight, a pendulum travel switch, a light pointer, a multifunctional mechanism for adjusting the direction.

  2. Although in the 21st century everyone is trying to electrify, develop, but there are still hand jigsaws, and they are also often used, despite the presence of electric jigsaws. By the way, stationary jigsaws are installed on the table, they are large enough (both in size and weight), and they also require a large tabletop so that you can guide the part over it. The principle of operation of a table jigsaw is quite strong like a sewing machine.

  3. Little-known facts about a regular jigsaw Hand tools have two types of handles - iron and fungus. The latter provides maximum comfort and accuracy for curved cuts, but requires both hands to grip.

    The iron handles are comfortable to grip with one hand.

  4. There are two main types of jigsaw blade shanks, U-shaped and T-shaped. By the way, the first type is practically not found in Russia, and therefore if you decide to buy a jigsaw and ordered it from America, then you should make sure that it is for a T-shaped shank.
  5. If you need to cut not straight lines, but a shape with rounded edges, then a standard file will not help you much here, and you will need a file for a curly cut. Usually it is very conspicuous because of the narrow fabric, which is very no more than 0.

    4 cm, and small denticles up to 0.2 cm long, no more than 4 cm long and the back side is beveled.

By the way, a lot of useful information is indicated on the tail of the electric jigsaw - you can find out by the marking what you can use such a file for, and what you can't, and you can even find web length. We suggest you familiarize yourself with the marking in more detail.

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