Cutting mitres with jigsaws

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Tangoman, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Tangoman

    Tangoman Well-Known Member

    I read somewhere that you can use a good jigsaw to cut mitres. Is this true? And how can it be done? (Mitre block?)


  2. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    doesn't the sole plate on the jigsaw go to 45°?
  3. mj

    mj Guest

    you can tilt the sole plate over to 45*, but the cut usually ends up like a relief of map of dartmoor!
  4. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    try clamping abatton with 3 or 4 inches overlap each side
    big all
  5. kesh

    kesh New Member

    For internal corners, you can cut a 45 deg mitre on one piece, with either a circ saw or mitre saw, then follow the line of the cut on the surface, cutting away the mitred bit with a scrolling blade in a jigsaw (90 deg). This piece will then butt against the other making the "mitre".
  6. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

    kesh,use a copping saw 4 the scribed internal joint.
  7. kesh

    kesh New Member

    I agree a coping saw is more accurate, but the post was about jigsaws - I thought this might have been what he ment.
  8. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

    well wot i do is mark the cut in pencil (2h)luv em, then cut the mould (only )at 45 degrees, then undercut the bottom with panel(eer jack) saw then cut line 2 mould with copping saw

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