What is the advantage of a barrel grip jigsaw?

The advantage of the barrel grip saw is that you have a better feeling for it IMO. Your hand sits closer to the sawblade. In Europe it’s common to use barrel grip saws “under the table” (upside down). This ensures that the “good side” of the wood is up and you can see the cutting line much better.

What is the difference between a barrel grip and a jigsaw?

In terms of jigsaw handle designs, the barrel grip is actually very new and modern. Instead of a handle that extends above the housing of the jigsaw, such as the D-handle jigsaw, with a barrel grip jigsaw, the handle is right on the motor housing. In other words, you literally hold onto the housing of the motor.

Is a body grip jigsaw better?

Body grip jigsaw features

Greater accuracy is the main benefit provided by a body grip jigsaw. This is a result of the lower centre of gravity due to the placement of the handle. Guiding from behind rather than above makes following the cutting line easier.

What type of jigsaw is best?

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Where is the grip of jigsaw?

Most jigsaws have a top handle, sometimes known as a bow handle or D-handle, upon which the trigger switch and speed control dial are found. The slimmer grip of these tools makes them easier and more comfortable to hold than barrel grip jigsaws.

How do I choose a jigsaw?

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How powerful of a jigsaw do I need?

If you are a regular professional user looking for a top-of-the-range tool, choose a jigsaw with a power rating of at least 700 W, ergonomic handles and an extraction system for greater user comfort. High-end tools should offer orbital or pendulum action, a fast blade-change system, a high stroke rate (approx.