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Jigsaw 101: How to Use the Speed Setting

Pro tips on maintaining speed and control when cutting

In this Jigsaw 101 video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement explains how to choose and adjust your speed setting. Sometimes your level of control depends on what type of material you are cutting. To see how the jigsaw will react when cutting, try using the lowest speed setting first. Then you can dial up the speed if necessary to get through the material.

Learn how to:

• Choose the appropriate speed setting

• Gain control when cutting different materials

• Understand how a jigsaw operates

• Minimize bounce when cutting