In this edition of our Training the Apprentice series, we’re looking at how to use a jigsaw. The jigsaw, or saber saw, might be one of the most versatile tools you’ll pick up. It can tackle straight cuts, patterns, curves, and plunge cuts, and it can cut through a variety of materials. The jigsaw is simple enough to use that a beginner can make quality cuts safely within minutes of using it. Because the jigsaw is so simple to use, it ought to be a breeze to explain how to use, right? We’ll see if that’s the case. Here’s how to use a jigsaw. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1389975325257-0′); }); To use a jigsaw, the first thing you’ll want to do is settle on an appropriate blade for the task at hand. Jigsaws can cut through wood, laminate, metal, and even ceramic tile, but they will need a specific blade designed for cutting through each of these materials. Stick with blades that have been designed for the specific material you plan to work with to get the best cut quality. Regardless of what material you plan to cut, most blades will be made from either carbon steel or bimetal. They generally come 2″ to 3-1/2″ long...