Shopsmith Jig Saw
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Jigsaw is no longer manufactured. However, information about
the jigsaw is included in this book as a reference for those
woodworkers who purchased one when it was part of the Shopsmith
the jigsaw can cut curves of very short radius with an extremely
fine kerf, it is especially adapted to intricate scroliwork
and fretwork. It is also used for pierc-ing cuts, pad sawing
and cutting components for inlay, intarsia (wood mosaic),
marquetry (inlaid veneer), and intricately pieced design work
16-1. The jigsaw can be mounted on the MARK V as
shown or on a Shopsmith Power Stand.
up your jigsaw, follow the instructions in the Owners Manual
that came with your jigsaw. Some of the special features of
the jigsaw are:
jigsaw mounts on the Mark V (Figure
16-1) or a Shopsmith Power Stand.
the jigsaw is mounted on the Mark V, a complementary tool
can be run on the main spindle. An ideal combination, since
you will be doing curve cutting, is jigsaw and drum sander
possibility is jigsaw and disc sander. Always remember:
On dual setups, the speed range you use must be that of
the slower tool.
converts to a sabre saw for cutting large workpieces or
making piercing cuts in thick stock.
16-2. The jigsaw can be used in combination
with the drum sander as shown, or the disc sander.
jigsaw will cut stock up to 1-3/4" thick. The distance between
the blade and the bend in the arm (throat distance) is 18",
making it possible to saw to the center of a board 36" wide.
With the arm removed, the size of stock that you can saw
is limited only by what you can safely control.
blade chucks will accept blades up to 1/4' wide, and 5"
long. These chucks can be indexed 90°, so that you can work
with the width of the blade either perpendicular or parallel
to the arm. When the blade width is parallel to the arm,
you have an unlimited cutoff capacity. The stroke of the
blade is 7/8".
table can be tilted from "0" to 45° right (away from the
arm). It has an adjustable positive stop at "0."
jigsaw has a blower that keeps the cutline clear.
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