What can be made of jigsaws with their own hands
How to make a machine from a jigsaw?
To make a jigsaw from a handheld electric jigsaw, follow these instructions:
- First it is necessary to make a table, where the home-made jigsaw machine will be installed in the future. To do this, use any sturdy sheet material. thick plywood, metal and others.
- The table has through holes for the cutting blade and various fasteners.
- The resulting jigsaw table is mounted and securely fastened to a suitable wooden table.
- The resulting table is equipped with guide rails.
- At the bottom fix a manual jigsaw, which makes it possible to replace the drive mechanism of the machine and many of its structural elements.
Everyone can produce such a jigsaw table with their own hands. Its advantage is that at any time this unit can be quickly disassembled and only hand tools can be used.
Basic design. drawings
There are ready-made platforms that allow you to quickly convert a hand-held tool into a machine tool. However, they are designed for jigsaws from a certain manufacturer and are not suitable for any device. In addition, the price of such platforms often far exceeds the cost of the tool itself. Therefore, it is much easier to make a machine tool by yourself.
Figure 2. Jigsaw machine design
Experience has shown that the most effective are tables made of sheet metal. they are durable, ensure accurate installation, do not require frequent replacement and do not reduce the working length of the saw.
Jigsaw is attached to the table through the holes in the base plane, if necessary, it can be easily disconnected and used as usual.
Work table is mounted on the base. It can be made of wood, particle board or other materials. The main requirement is durability, easy access to the jigsaw and handy size (height).
At the end of the table is installed beam, which is mounted on the second end of the saw with a tensioner. The simplest variant is the usual spring that tightens the saw blade and prevents it from moving sideways during sharp changes of the cutting direction. Making this node is one of the most difficult stages of work, because the quality and cleanliness of sawing depends on it, as well as the amount of load on the mechanism and the jigsaw motor.
There are two options for the construction of the tensioner:
- A stiff jig and a spring block at its end with a movable node for securing the saw.
- Movable rocker arm with a spring on the opposite end and a rigid node for securing the saw.
Both options have their pros and cons, the choice is usually made in favor of the option that is the simplest and most accessible in terms of technical capabilities.
How to make an electric jigsaw with your own hands?
Every self-respecting man should have a large number of tools for all occasions in his house. One of the most popular and versatile of them will be an electric jigsaw. This tool is designed for sawing various materials, and it’s hard to imagine your life without it for people who often have to work with such a material as wood.
How to make a table saw from an electric jigsaw
An electric jigsaw is a very useful tool for the household, whether it is a board to saw or a sheet of plywood. But it’s not convenient and safe to cut something small with it, but sometimes you need, for example, to cut a piece of foil fiberglass for making a printed circuit board. What to do? Buy another table-miniature circular saw or a table saw? It’s expensive, and you need somewhere to store one more machine. And here, for example, for electric planers sometimes comes with a special bracket that allows you to install it upside down. you get a table electric planer. I have such. But I have not met such a support bracket for jigsaws, and in any case my jigsaw manufacturer did not attach such a thing to it. No problem, we will make it ourselves. Right away the result: To make this I needed: a piece of thick plywood, three strips of wooden bar, a smaller piece of plywood, two metal angles, a screw with a wingnut and some screws. Two vertically mounted bars clench the jigsaw at the sides. The bar at the front and the plywood on the angle at the back keep the jigsaw from moving back and forth. And there is a shaped cutout in the plywood for the outlet of the power cord. There are 4 rubber legs fastened to the bottom of the base: The legs are made of pieces of vacuum hose, which for a change was not borrowed from the previous place of work (and they, hoses, there were some), but was in time removed from the trash can under the office window iXBT.com. The rubber in this hose is soft enough, so the noise and vibrations during the jigsaw work is well dampened, and the whole structure on the table does not jump. However, the effort in the direction of the saw can still move the machine, so in its front part was fixed removable angle, which when working rests against the end of the table. And again the general view: Tests have shown that this design works, the machine when working stands upright, it does not need to be held down, which frees up two hands to feed the workpiece. The drawback of the design is that the on and lock buttons are accessible, but the speed adjustment spindle is not. It is somewhere where the arrow points: I just unscrewed it to the maximum beforehand. However, if desired, a hole can be made in the base in front of the spindle through which to twist the speed. Additionally for the performance of more or less perpendicular cuts was made guide device. It consists of a base plate and two guiding angles. To one corner clamped workpiece, the second corner of the hands pressed to the bottom face of the jigsaw foot, also hands flat fixture base pressed to the plane of the soleplate. If you suddenly need to use the jigsaw in a regular “traditional” mode, it is very easy to remove it from the stand, it is enough to unfasten the plastic cable (I took it with a lock, but you can also use a disposable cable if you do not plan to take the jigsaw off often). Yes, and of course, no protective guards in this design is not provided, so you need to be extremely careful and attentive not to saw off something unplanned.
Self-made jigsaw table
You can buy in construction stores or order on the Internet the base for an electric jigsaw, but making it yourself will be much cheaper, and uniquely, this table will be more practical, because you will make it, taking into account the size you need.
The size of the future table largely depends on the size of the parts that will be made, and on the usable area of the room where it will be installed.
To begin with, you need to draw a sketch of the future table. You can do it yourself or download the drawing from the website. The finished drawing will indicate the dimensions and materials used in the manufacture of the jigsaw.
Here is one of the options for a draft of the table to work on it with an electric jigsaw
Having the drawing you need to prepare the tools and consumables in order to start the jigsaw table production.
Attention! For the more precise manufacture of parts of the same size, we add to the frame two perpendicular slots in relation to the blade with a length of 25 cm and strengthen the guiding thrust.
USB board (18 mm);wooden bar (120 x 25 x 400 and 60 x 40 x 1400);wood screws (4 x 45) 35 pcs.bolts 8×30 (for fastening the jigsaw to the bed), 8×60 (for fastening the arm to the bed), 8×80 (for fastening the saw blade guide), 8×30 (for fastening the bearings);nuts. 10 pcs.washers. 10 pcs.bearings. 2 pcs.nuts. 10 pcs; aluminum brackets 25x25x80. 2 pcs.
Jigsaw table with their own hands
Recently I have become very interested in sawing with a jigsaw, I do not even know why it would. It all started with the fact that I needed to cut some gears from plywood.
And so it went. At first I sawed the gears by hand, then I thought, it is certainly good to pump the muscle with a hand jigsaw, but if you automate the process, it will be much faster!
So, first of all, this is a handheld jigsaw for artistic sawing.
(all pictures in this article are from the internet)
To saw, you need saws, they are as thin as wire, with sharp teeth. They used to sell these saws in packs of 50., I went into a store recently, and they started selling these “biscuit saws” by the piece. You can break a few of these saws in an evening.
For sawing we also need a special table, it can be a board with a tapered slot, screwed to the table with screws or clamping.
For ease of attachment of saws in the machine, it is better to use a special device that will compress the outline of the jigsaw, so you can easily change the saw without effort. The wooden eccentric is used to compress the workpiece.
And now about the automation. In the next photo you see a table jigsaw of factory type, on the Internet you can find a lot of different modifications. It is worth this thing is not very expensive, but even if you really want to in my city I can not find such a thing, and, in principle, and to what.
Industrial machines is certainly good, but I’m likely to use them a couple of months and give up the activity, and in general, such a machine tool, as I learned you can easily assemble yourself from plywood and wooden bars.
In the following photo I used an industrial hand electric jigsaw and a spring for the return of the saw.
So, we can easily assemble a bench electric jigsaw at home with our own hands. I personally did so, but I have a special design, in this article there are no pictures of me, but I’ll certainly lay out, as well as video in the work.
DIY electric jigsaw blueprints, although much of what is outlined here can be reworked to your liking.
Purpose and advantages of the jigsaws
The jigsaw allows you to cut sheet material in a straight or curved line, along guides or with a prescription template. The saw blade is held in place on both ends of the jigsaw compared to handheld tools.
The main advantage of the jigsaw machine is precise cutting. However, there are other positive qualities of such equipment:
- good visibility, which allows controlling the accuracy and direction of the cut;
- possibility of using guide rails;
- it becomes possible to set up templates for the production of a large number of identical parts
- Saw blades with a narrower width are used for cutting, which is an advantage when cutting more complicated elements.
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However, such equipment has one disadvantage, which boils down to the difficulty in sawing out the interior elements.
Table for jigsaw
To work with the jigsaw was more comfortable, and the cutting line came out more even, many craftsmen combine it with a small stand, turning this symbiosis into a convenient mini-workbench. The jigsaw is set into the table from the underside, so that the saw is directed upwards, passing through a specially prepared hole. The start button of the tool is fixed, and the operator quietly saws the workpiece, controlling it with both hands. This accessory allows you to saw more precisely and is perfect for comfortable work with large amounts of material.
To make an elementary table for a jigsaw with their own hands is simple enough, both for an experienced craftsman, and for a beginner. For the assembly any more or less suitable materials that you can work with are suitable. If only a saw and an electric electric screwdriver are available, make of particle board or thick plywood. Owners of lathes and welding machines, can afford to make a mini workbench from metal sheets and tubes. Such a device can be made even from plastic, if there is a way to reliably fix the material. As a clear example, we will give you a guide for assembling a small table made of thick plywood.
To assemble a simple table for jigsaw with your own hands, the drawings are generally not required, as the dimensions of such a product everyone chooses for themselves individually. As a clear example, we will give a photo of a rather miniature box with the dimensions of all its sides. Based on these data, you can estimate and select the optimal aspect ratio for your future product.
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Connecting the parts is made with the usual self-tapping screws screwed into the edges of the table top walls. If the material used is not lacquered, PVA glue can be used to reinforce the fixation. Such a design will be stronger, but it will not be possible to disassemble it.
Advice. Before screwing the finished surface to the base, you should pre-mark and drill a hole in it for the saw. Then, on the opposite side, attach the jigsaw foot, make marks in its grooves for fixing, and then drill. Such manipulation is more convenient to perform on a clean surface, which will only have to be screwed to the walls.
As a base, you can use a workbench or other, more or less suitable piece of furniture. The author of the following video clip, made a table to work with electric jigsaw from an old nightstand, installing a switch and dust outlet in it.
Jigsaw stop with your own hands
To perform curvilinear cutting, a jigsaw is used, and in order to achieve the convenience of production processes and increase the productivity of work, it is equipped with an electric drive.
The electric tool comes with all sorts of accessories that simplify the cutting procedure and improve the quality of the cut. These devices can be obtained, as well as with electric jigsaws, buy them separately in a power tool store, or make their own.