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How to Use a Jigsaw: The Easiest Tutorial For Newbies! - Thrift Diving

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Published on Jun 16, 2017

Learn how to use a jigsaw with this in-depth 30-min. tutorial. If you've ever wanted to get started with power tools, I highly recommend getting started with a jigsaw. They're the least intimidating, are versatile because they can cut wood, plastic, and metal, and they can be affordable. In this in-depth tutorial, I walk you through WHY you need a jigsaw, HOW to get started, the parts of the jigsaw, and HOW to cut wood and metal. I also share with you my favorite jigsaw blades for cutting laminate, wood, etc. for getting the best results.

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NOTE: Be sure to completely read the manual before using your jigsaw.

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CONTENTS:

0:06 - Introduction
0:38 - Why I use RYOBI power tools.
1:46 - Why you need a jigsaw in your toolbox and what you can do with it.
4:12 - Connecting the battery
4:39 - How to insert and remove a jigsaw blade
5:55 - Adjusting the base to cut at an angle (0, 15, 30, 45 degrees)
7:51 - Adjusting the orbital action.
8:28 - Variable speed and trigger lock features.
9:35 - All about jigsaw blades
11:57 - Setting up your workspace for cutting with the jigsaw.
15:45 - Safety
16:57 - Understanding how the jigsaw cuts
18:02 - How to cut with the jigsaw (a wood demonstration)
19:02 - Safety when cutting
20:15 - Comparing jigsaw blades (rough and smooth cuts)
23:02 -Cutting shapes out of wood with a jigsaw (cutting out a circle)
26:56 - Cutting metal with a jigsaw
28:39 - Subscribe and Share! :)



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