Every DIY enthusiast needs a Jigsaw
If asked what tools do you need to start making your own furniture, a jigsaw is definitely on the list.
The DIY Divas have hosted over 500 workshops for ladies and guys since their inception and I'm still amazed at how many DIY enthusiasts don't know what a jigsaw is or what it is used for.
Along with a drill/driver and sander, a jigsaw is definitely a power tool that you need to add to your tool collection, especially if you want to make stuff, and if you click on the link above you will go to the Bosch website and see all the tools you need. When buying your timber or board, either from Builders Warehouse, Builders store or timber merchant, you can have it cut to the sizes you need for your project. However, these guys won't cut anything other than squares or rectangles.
When you need to cut corners, curves or circles, you will need to use a jigsaw to do this. A jigsaw is a cutting tool that easily cuts curved or awkward shapes, and you will find that a quality jigsaw such as the Bosch brand is not that expensive. The entry-level Bosch PST 650 jigsaw retails at around R700 and is well worth the investment.
Having had hundreds of ladies and guys using the Bosch jigsaw at our DIY Divas workshops, the consensus is that it is a great tool that is extremely easy to use - without any previous experience - and the Bosch tools are also low-vibration and that reduces hand fatigue and stress when you need to cut a lot of curves or corners.
If you haven't previously used a jigsaw, pop onto our DIY Tools section, where you will find plenty of tips, tricks and techniques for using a jigsaw, as well as advice on what tools are a good buy or the best ones to use.
As a reference, the DIY Divas have been using Bosch power tools and accessories for over 15 years and have built up a fair bit of knowledge on using these tools and how they compare to other brands. It is my personal opinion that Bosch tools are the best value for money when you consider that some of the tools I have in my workshop are also over 15 years old and still in good working condition (albeit not very modern).