Pendulum action jigsaws
Jigsaws with battery, cord or barrel grip – always optimally tailored to the respective requirements
Besides drilling, sawing wood and other materials is one of the most common DIY and handicraft activities. Hardly surprising, therefore, that the electrical jigsaw has become one of the most popular power tools. Compared to jigsaws without orbital action the saw blades of pendulum action jigsaws can accomplish more than just a straight vertical cut. The variably adjustable pendulum action reduces the effort required for the forward movement thus allowing a quicker sawing progress.
Brand quality plus cost-efficiency
Until now, however, you basically only had two options when choosing a pendulum action jigsaw: either good but expensive, or mainly cheap. Trotec’s PowerTools now offer a smart choice: good price, good product and good design – all in one. HighPerformance in every respect, for we do not only stand for measuring devices and air conditioners, but also for power tools of brand quality: professional Trotec solutions with an excellent value-for-money ratio!
Jigsaws – what to take into account for your purchase decision
1. What do you primarily want to use the jigsaw for?
In order to find the proper jigsaw that meets your requirements, you should take a moment and think about which materials you primarily want to process and which type of cuts you want to perform. Every model approaches corners and bends differently and sometimes there is a big difference in the performance, too.
Depending on the respective application purpose you should make sure that special accessories are already included in the scope of delivery. For example, if you want to make long, straight cuts, a rip fence is extremely helpful to minimize design-related deviations from the cutting line. For mitre cuts we recommend jigsaws with adjustable base plates. An integrated blowing function keeps the workplace free of chips and dust. At the same time a tool-free saw blade exchange makes working with the jigsaw even more convenient.
2. Bar handle or baton shape with barrel grip – which is better?
The design is a decisive factor for the success of different cutting techniques. Jigsaws with a bar handle work best for the DIY sector and novices. They ensure a firm and secure grip for straight cuts and can easily by guided with one hand. Often, the simple act of switching the device on and off is also easier to accomplish.
Professionals usually prefer barrel grip jigsaws such as our PJSS 11-230V. It is easier to manoeuvre them in case of slightly more complicated tasks like curved cuts, mitre cuts and overhead work. You can optimally advance the machine by the front knob that is characteristic for the barrel grip design and at the same time guide the device precisely with the other hand.
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5.1. Types of saw blades