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Jigsaw 101: How to Make a Plunge Cut

Pro tips on cutting into the center of your material

In the next Jigsaw 101 video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement demonstrates how to use a jigsaw to easily cut into the center of a board without drilling pilot holes for the blade. Plunge-cutting is tricky, but if you master the technique, it's a fast and efficient option.

Learn how to:

• Plunge-cut without drilling pilot holes