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post #1 of 4 Old 04-27-2009, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Jigsaw Problem

I have a Bosch jigsaw. When cutting, how do you keep the blade cutting a perfect vertical cut. It seems like the blade never stays true (90 degrees to the base of the saw). Is this just the nature of the beast. I use Bosch blades.

What am I doing wrong?

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-27-2009, 07:11 PM
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It could be that you're not keeping the base plate flat against the work piece. It's very easy to tilt the saw when making a cut. Concentrate on that and see if your cuts don't improve.


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My older porter cable has adjustable blade guides which helps to keep it running true. Sometimes in hardwood, you can get a skewed cut by trying to manhandle the saw and force the direction of cut. Try not to push too hard. Also, the blades can make a difference. Use a stouter blade if you aren't doing a scrolling cut. You can still cut curves but won't be able to turn the real sharp ones.
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I agree with Mike about using stouter blades. I have a couple Dewalt jigsaws and they do very well with like blades. I don't think the Bosch jigsaw is the problem and I am sure you checked it for square. I think the problem is like Mike said: aggressive cuts and get stiffer blades.
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