These instructions are a complete step by step guide that will show you how to build a vise-mounted jigsaw table.
This project is designed to be an EASY build – no crazy joinery.
About the plans:
- Formatted for normal sized (8.5″ x 11″) printer paper, so you can print them at home.
- Includes Imperial (U.S.) version AND Metric version!
- They also include:
- A complete shopping list for the materials you need.
- A complete list of parts you need to cut with all the dimensions necessary (with images).
- Step by step instructions that accompany and compliment the build video.
About this Jigsaw Table:
- Dimensions: 19″ x 12″ x 9″.
- Dimensions (metric): 48cm x 30cm x 23cm.
- Designed to use high quality Baltic Birch plywood for durability and strength.
- Designed around 6″ jigsaw blades to allow for maximum depth of cut. With a 6″ jigsaw blade installed, you should be able to cut material that is about 1.25″ (3.2cm) thick.
Tools required (or at least strongly suggested) to build this project:
- Table Saw
- Miter Saw (or Table Saw Sled)
- 23 Gauge Pin Nailer (Recommended, but not strictly necessary, you could use other fasteners)
- Drill (and/or a Drill Press, preferably) with the following bits: 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″, 5/16-18 thread tapping, and 1/2″ fortsner.
- For the metric version, you’ll need these bits: 3mm, 4.8mm, 6.5mm, 8mm, M8 x 1.25 thread tapping, and a 13mm forstner.
- Flat file
- Coping saw (you can get by without this, but it sure made my life easier)
Because this is a digital product, no refunds are allowed.
Clip Waling (verified owner) –
Haven’t had an opportunity to build it yet but I am really anxious to do so and really hope this will solve quite a number of problems for me. Once I get it build I will give it another review.
Colin (verified owner) –
Jeff (verified owner) –
Steve Seeds (verified owner) –
Works really well, even better if I could find a REALLY fine-tooth 7″ jigsaw blade here in the UK.
Tommy Rich –
Steve, thank you for writing this review! The longest I’ve seen is 6″ blades, but let me know if you find longer ones!
David (verified owner) –
Just finished your jigsaw ( with a couple of modifications)
I built the plan into a small work table
The jigsaw is a cheap pendulum model from Bunnings ( our equivalent of your Home Depot)
All functions are accessible except angle cutting which I never need.
I already have an older jigsaw so this one is permanently screwed to the bench as you can see.
I note your point about 150mm blades and used this design.
The saw came with 100mm blades so I have ordered 150mm ( not yet installed)
I think the cutting depth with 100mm would be a bit restrictive.
I used an insert nut in the housing instead of tapping the timber.
Also found that 8mm bolts did not have an exact 8mm shank (more like 7mm) so threaded a piece of 8mm rod for the 608 bearing.
On the right you will see a circle cutting guide. Drilled and tapped a piece of 20 x 3mm flat steel for 6mm.
Routed a 20mm x 3mm groove with a central 6mm groove through the 12mm ply. Underside is an Allen head bolt and M6
mudguard washer with lock washer.
Waiting on control switch to finish off
Tommy Rich –
David, thanks for the awesome review, and thank you for taking the time to share the tips and tricks from your build!
Robert (verified owner) –
Very impressed by the plans and looking forward to buils and with my jigsaw.
Thanks so much for sharing your projects. It’s great stuff
Flintstone (verified owner) –
Haven’t had a chance to build it yet. I may mount it in a flip cart or into my homemade router table.