How to choose a jigsaw (jigsaw)?
Any owner must have a tool such as a jigsaw or jigsaw. This is a hand-held tool equipped with an electric drive that weighs little and also has absolutely small dimensions. A fret saw perform transverse, longitudinal or figured wood carving. So let's consider how to choose a jigsaw.
First of all, it is very convenient to work at home. Where we use the saw to perform certain actions, the jigsaw will cope with this much faster and more qualitatively.
Electric jigsaw is able to perform not only straight, but also figured cutting of the material. Among these devices emit professional and household. Household often have a much smaller working life and power. Very often they do not possess additional functions at all. The thickness of the surfaces cut by such devices does not exceed 70 mm if it is made of wood and 2-4 mm of metal. Household electric jigsaws are made most often in China and Poland. The recommended use of such a tool is no more than 20 hours per month.In addition, the cost of a household appliance is several times less professional.
If we talk about a professional tool, then there are more exaggerated requirements for it. Therefore, to choose which jigsaw is better, can only be based on the tasks assigned to it. A professional jigsaw should cut the tree, the maximum thickness of which is 80-135 mm, and the metal - up to 10 mm. It should be noted that in most cases the cost of such a jigsaw depends not only on production capacity, but also on the brand of the manufacturer.
Electric jigsaw design
Now let's look at what design the jigsaw contains. How to buy a jigsaw, if you approach its choice in terms of design? The cutting of the material is done with a special file. It is driven by an electric motor. Making translational movements, it makes in one minute more than 3 thousand moves.
Any jigsaw has a base plate, on which the mechanism is mounted, which allows you to accurately cut the material. This plate can be rotated 45 degrees and set different angles for cutting.Most often, such a platform is made of metal. In order to protect themselves from the interaction with the working file, it is separated from the master's eyes with a special film made of organic glass.
The jigsaw handle is made in a brace or mushroom shape. On inclined planes, it is best to work with the mushroom-shaped jigsaw handle, and when working with a bracket, it is possible to see the cutting line well. However, how to choose a jigsaw and with which handle is most often decided on the basis of individual preferences.
There are also very convenient cordless jigsaws that are able to work when it is impossible to connect to the power grid for a long time. However, most often, such devices have limited power.
The next thing you should pay attention to when you cannot decide how to choose a jigsaw is its power. It affects the performance of this power tool and with its help determine the depth of the cut material. Household jigsaws have a power of about 350 watts, and professional 500-700 watts. However, it is worth paying attentionthat with high power the tool is heavy. The second thing that is part of the concept of power is the number of moves that an instrument makes per minute. This indicator is approximately equal in household and professional and ranges from 2,000 to 3,500 moves.
File change system
Also jigsaws are different from each other and according to the system of replacing the files in the mechanism. Files fixed on the surface of the mechanism with screws or clamping devices. Very convenient are such models in which you can mobilely replace the file without disassembling the tool entirely.
Thus, one of the most necessary household appliances is an electric jigsaw. How to choose it correctly, is up to you, based on your personal requests.