Festool’s new range of jigsaw blades focuses on the essential applications. All supported by the new application guide system that can be used to quickly and easily find the right jigsaw blade for sawing in wood, plastic, metal or building materials.

The Festool jigsaw is ideal for sawing wood among other materials. Image credit: Festool

The Festool jigsaw is ideal for sawing wood among other materials. Image credit: Festool

Unique Festool colour coding additionally provides quick and simple guidance which can be found in the application overview, on the packaging, displays at specialist retailers, online on the Festool’s website and in the catalogue.

Festool’s new range focuses on tooth geometry or a combination of low splinter but fast working progress at the right angles. The range also includes a solution for a problem typically encountered in trade, specifically the machining of twin-wall sheeting. This saw blade hardly smears at all and also keeps splinters to a minimum thanks to neutral teeth.

“In addition to choosing the right saw blade for the material you are machining, we also recommend paying attention to the setting of the jigsaw,” explains Simon Illing, application engineer at Festool and master joiner. Illing adds that while high speeds in settings 4–6 are ideal for machining soft, temperature-resistant materials such as wood, low speed settings 1–3 are better for temperature-sensitive plastics such as acrylic glass or PET.

“In the same way, a low speed setting minimises jigsaw blade wear and the production of dust when working with metals and building materials,” Illing says. He also recommends paying attention to the setting of the pendulum stroke, as a higher pendulum stroke makes it faster and easier for the jigsaw to work through the material. This enables chips and dust to be extracted effectively.

“This can be achieved when the working progress, in other words the speed at which work is carried out, is important but not the cutting quality, as working in this way usually results in significant splintering. This can be avoided by deactivating the pendulum stroke. Doing so ensures low-splinter, accurate cuts at a low working speed and is therefore ideal for precise adjustment work and curved cuts,” Illing concludes.