Bosch GST 150 BCE Jigsaw
A jigsaw power tool is a jigsaw made up of an electric motor and a reciprocating saw blade.
Jigsaws are ideal for cutting curves and complex shapes in wood. They also work well for making short crosscuts on a board and finishing inside corner cuts. Jigsaws are not good for making fast, long, straight cuts. Use a circular saw instead.
In the past, what is now usually called scroll saws were often referred to as jigsaws. A power jigsaw may also be referred to, by some manufacturers, as a "bayonet saw" or sabre saw.
- Always use safety glasses.
- Make sure the machine is unplugged before changing the blade and keep it away from the direction of your face.
- Check that the cutting line does not pass over the work table. Otherwise you risk damaging the work table.
- The electric cable must be position on the opposite side of the cutting direction.
How to use
- Used for free shapes.
- Choose the right blade according to the material, the thickness and the maximum angle of the cutting curve.
- The blade have to be at least 1 cm longer than the thickness of material.
- Don’t change the T-shape blade with it directed at your face. Lie the tool down onto the worktable and proceed to change the blade.
- Use a fence for perfectly straight cuts. Hold the workpiece and the fence firmly with clamps.
- Avoid driving blades into the bench top.
- With hardwood use slower speeds (to much friction can burn the material).
- With softwood can use faster speeds.