Jigsaw Edge Cutting Support

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Project by Bricofleur posted 01-19-2017 02:56 PM 2319 views 26 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you own and use a jigsaw, you know as I do that this tool is not stable went cutting close to edges, as for rounding over a corner or make a cut-out for a leg as example, and that because the base doesn’t make full contact with the workpiece.

Here’s the support I came up with. It will change your life !

As shown on the last picture, the jig works best in conjunction with the multipurpose benchtop table I made.

For more photos and details, take a look at this page of my blog.


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 01-19-2017 03:19 PM

Well done. It’s the simple ideas that seem to work best. This should be helpful to others besides me I would imagine. Thanks for sharing.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#2 posted 01-19-2017 03:24 PM

Great idea Serge, should serve many well. Especially on really big prices that taking to a bandsaw would be difficult. Awesome. Always good to see you posting

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 01-19-2017 03:27 PM

Very, very smart idea! I always fight with it cutting on edges.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-19-2017 04:45 PM

Serge, You never run out of helpful ideas. Don’t sleep much? LOL! Simple is elegant!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 01-19-2017 05:22 PM

Great Jig. That same idea would work for trim routers. Thanks for sharing the idea

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 01-19-2017 05:28 PM

Hello Serge

Another very cool and useful idea
A little jig but a big use.

Simple and really effective

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 01-19-2017 08:33 PM

Great solution to something we’ve all struggled with—thank you for sharing it!

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#8 posted 01-19-2017 10:53 PM

Great idea. You are correct that working on the edge can create a problem with keeping the jigsaw flat, this little setup should help you out a lot.

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#9 posted 01-20-2017 03:28 AM

you get my 100% seal of approval for this solution plus it would also work for a router with a guide bushing or bearing

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#10 posted 01-20-2017 03:36 AM

Great idea, added to my favorites and put on my get it made list soonest! Thanks for the post!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 01-20-2017 03:02 PM

great idea

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#12 posted 01-21-2017 02:33 AM

Thats a great idea. Perhaps I can offer a slight improvement… maybe clear plastic. Same idea but even easier to see the work. Just a thought.
Thanks for sharing.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#13 posted 01-21-2017 03:35 AM

Always showing us great ideas!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 02-17-2017 02:33 AM

You’re a genius Serge. Very nifty

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 04-08-2017 09:30 AM

that is soooo cool !!!!!!!!!
thanks for sharing

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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