Jig saw as a table saw - this is how it works

Usually, the jigsaw is passed over the workpiece to saw. In some cases, however, it is advisable to fix the jigsaw and to guide the workpiece against it. What options are available and how to attach a jigsaw to the table, read here.

Clamping possibilities for the jigsaw

A jigsaw can easily be attached to the work table via a conventional jaw saw table. The jigsaw table then protrudes beyond the worktable, the jigsaw is attached to the jigsaw table from below.

The workpiece is slid over the jigsaw table and onto the upwardly projecting saw blade. This allows the workpiece to be moved, rotated and turned with both hands. This offers several advantages:

  • very exact turns are possible (similar to working with a fretsaw)
  • The workpiece can be guided very precisely, thus clean cuts
  • if necessary, a makeshift rip fence can also be used to saw with particular precision


This construction is available in many different designs. In general, such Jigsaw tables, however, are quite small and not all can really be one hundred percent stable attach to the table.

Somewhat more stable are so-called multi-saw stations, which are also available at the hardware store. The saw table is slightly larger here, and the jigsaw is in the saw table. For this there is often a suction device.

In terms of price, both systems are quite different - while a simple jaw table is already available for 25 - 30 EUR (suitable for all models), you can hardly get away with a multi-saw station under 70 - 80 EUR. But because of the numerous additional applications and the clean cut can be worthwhile in many cases.

Tips & Tricks

Another, also very interesting possibility also offers a jigsaw-Dekupiersägevorsatz. Thus, the application possibilities are even greater.

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