Jigsaw 101: How to Cut Shapes

From our Tool School series: Pro tips on making tight-angle or curve cuts

In this video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement explains how to keep your eye on the blade when following a curving line. Changing the angle of attack and pulling the saw toward you can help. To follow V-shaped cutlines, you'll need to back the saw out and cut from the other end of the line to meet the first cut.

Learn how to:
• Keep your eyes on the blade while cutting
• Properly complete a cut
• Adjust the angle of attack
• Reposition the saw mid-cut

 
 

TV Listings

Find TV Listing for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.