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Blade wander .Help. I am useing a Bosch PST700PAE Jigsaw and have never been able to get a straight cut except in MDF or Chipbord

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    badenhop May 11, 2010

    Jig saws do take some getting used to, but it sounds like you may be pushing the saw too fast or using the wrong blade for what you're cutting. Make sure your blade is recommended for the material you're trying to cut and take your time at it.

    Personally, I'm a full-time construction guy and I rarely break out a jig saw any more. If I'm cutting a straight line, I use a circular saw with a fence or a table saw. If I'm cutting a curve, I use a router, Roto-Zip, or laminate trimmer. If it's a rough cut, I just use a reciprocating saw.



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A jigsaw is for cutting wavy lines if u want a straight cut use a rip saw with fine blade but you still can use a jigsaw must have sharp blade there is a blade u can get now from screwfix with a triangle spine on the back off the blade to prevent it twisting works fine (also do not push hard on the powertool let the blade do the cutting less likely to wander hope this is of help

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