Backward Jigsaw

An opening for an electrical outlet in the cabinet back directly below a breakfast bar was close to the counter that I couldn’t run the saw upside down.

Family Handyman

The other day I was cutting an opening for an electrical outlet in the cabinet back directly below a breakfast bar. The cutout was so close to the counter that I couldn’t run the saw upside down without the saw body hitting the counter. Ordinarily I’d finish the side cuts by nibbling away with the saw held horizontally. Then I got the brilliant idea of putting the blade in backward and pulling the saw toward the floor. It worked perfectly! Wish I’d thought of it 30 years ago. This is only for small jobs, though. The blade teeth ride against the guide wheel, so they wear down rather quickly. — Travis Larson

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