Jigsaw 101: How to Use the Orbital-Action Setting
Pro tips on setting the blade to cut through different materials
In this Jigsaw 101 video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement demonstrates how to use the orbital-action setting to control the blade's movement. This feature usually has settings ranging from 0 to 3. At the 0 setting, the blade moves up and down in a straight line, like a sewing machine needle. Set at 3, the blade moves in an elliptical stroke, creating a more aggressive cutting action.
Learn how to:
• Control the action of the cut
• Choose the correct orbital action setting
• Properly cut through plastic, wood, and metal
• Utilize more aggressive cutting