Old Jigsaw Makes Quick Work of Filing
Your old jigsaw still runs, but you'll probably never saw with it again because you enjoy your new one so much.
Your old jigsaw still runs, but you'll probably never saw with it again because you enjoy your new one so much. It seems a shame to throw it away, though. If you frequently file fretwork or other inside cutouts, that old jigsaw can help.
Drill the blade holder to accept the tang of a small jeweler's file. Then, mount the saw in a simple stand built from scrapwood. Drill 1⁄4 " mounting holes in the saw's base to attach the saw to the stand with 1⁄4 " flathead machine screws. Countersink the mounting screws in the stand's top surface. Clamp the unit securely to the workbench, then make quick work of that tedious filing.
—Elliott Bogart, Tampa, Fla.