Jig Saw Compass
By: Joe Truini
Cutting an accurate circle in wood can be as simple as drawing one with this tip for creating a jig saw compass.
- Trace the shoe of the saw onto a thin piece of board, and then draw a beam that runs perpendicular to the saw blade (we used a framing square), with the beam as long as the radius of the circle you want to cut.
- Cut out the jig you’ve drawn, and attach it to the base of the jig saw with small machine screws.
- Measure from the blade of the saw back down the beam, and drill a hole at your radius distance.
- Attach this pivot point to the wood you’re cutting with a small screw and you’re ready to cut your circle.