I have a table for my Jigsaw, but it is to big and to complicated to mount and disassemble the saw, this is the reason why I built this little jig.
- Very small and light
- Quick mount without tools
- Works like a scroll saw
- Straight cuts with a cross cut sled
- Use the whole length of the saw blade.
- hang it on a wall, if you don't need it
- You can not tilt the saw to 45° only to 30°
Step 1: How to Make Video
Step 2: The Back Support
I started, screwing a little board on my workbench. But this was not a good idea! Later I added an extra board. So please, if you build this, clamp first a bigger board on your table and then screw your back support on these.
The shoe of my jigsaw is thicker on the rear end, therefore the back support is thinner than the front support.
If the shoe of your jigsaw has the same thickness on front and back, then you can make also front and back support with the same thickness
My jigsaw shoe has also a little knob on the rear end, therefore I drilled a hole in the board where these knob can sit in.
Step 3: The Front Support
The shoe of my Jigsaw has little hooks on the front end. This is the reason for this little slot in the front board.
If your saw has no hooks then you don't need this slot.
I placed the saw on the back board and then the front board under the saw and screwed it on my workbench.
Remember, it is better to screw it on an extra board.
Be sure front and back bord are parallel!
Step 4: The Middle Layers
My top layer is made of 6 mm MdF.
Therefor the middle layers are 6 mm thinner.
I made them from scrap wood and because I had no board that was big enough, I glued different pieces on.
This is also the reason for the gap in the front board.
It is not necessary to work very exakt on this point, only the thickness is important.
Don't make it to tight in this step.
Step 5: The Guide for the Cross Cut Sled
First I cut a piece for the cross cut sled. These board must have two parallel edges.
I put it tight on the shoe of the jigsaw and then I glued a second board on the middle layers.
Be sure you don't glue the sled also on.
Step 6: The Middle Section of the Top
I glued two small boards tight on the jigsaw and the cross cut sled.
It doesn't matter if they are a little to small on the open side of the jig.
But they should not be wider than the shoe.
Step 7: The Final Board
I clamped the last board tight to the shoe and drilled two holes.
Then put two wooden dowels into the holes. I glued my dowels in, but this is not necessary, just push them under the surface of the top layer.
Step 8: The Cross Cut Sled
I drilled two holes into the board of the cross cut sled.
Then I screwed a second board on it with a first screw,
after this I checked the angle and made little corrections
then I screwed the second screw in.
If you have any questions, please write them in the comments!
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