Milwaukee Jig Saws
When you need to do a cutting job too delicate for a regular hand saw, such as cutting out letters or other shapes, Milwaukee® jig saws are often the tool of choice. Like all Milwaukee corded power tools, they are durable and reliable. When choosing electric jig saws (also known as saber saws), keep in mind the following: materials, blades and additional features.
Materials: One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a jig saw is what type of material you will primarily be cutting. A basic corded jig saw is perfect for general wood cutting, while plastics, tiles, and metal cut best with jig saws that have some additional features and settings.
Blades: Jig saw blades are narrow; 2-1/2 to 3 inches long, and 1/4 or 3/8 inch wide. Their teeth are set to perform cuts on the upstroke. They have two kinds of mounts that set into the body of Milwaukee saws. The first has an indented flat tang with a screw, and the second has a pointed bayonet-like tang. Milwaukee jig saws use blades with 6 teeth per inch for fast, rough cutting, and blades with 10 teeth per inch for smoother cuts. You can also get "toothless" blades for finer work.
Additional Features: Basic electric jig saws are good for many jobs, but if you are cutting tile, leather, or plastic, make sure your Milwaukee tools have the appropriate settings and features. Blade guides will minimize the blade bending that occurs while cutting. Most jig saws for sale use a 1/2 inch stroke for cutting. Jig saws with a longer, 1-inch cutting stroke get your job done faster. Orbital cutting action uses a series of settings to change the pitch of the blade for more aggressive cutting. While using jig saws for cutting incorporates art and craft, choosing the best jig saws and blades just requires focusing on the three major factors above.
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