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What is Pendulum Action on a Jigsaw?

Posted by Katy | Toolstop on 16th Sep 2020

Changing an SDS Chuck Mechanism can be daunting if you have never done so before. That is why we have created this handy Toolstop guide. If you want to know how to change a drill chuck, to be precise how to change the chuck on an sds drill, follow the given steps to be able to do so with ease.

This Toolstop guide has been created to show you the importance of pendulum action as well as what exactly a pendulum jigsaw does. Sometimes confused with orbital action, we will explain the differences between the two and how a pendulum works.

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What is a Pendulum Jigsaw?

The Importance of Pendulum Action on a Jigsaw – Pendulum action is often confused with orbital action. And it’s an easy confusion to fall into as both terms essentially refer to the same thing. Essentially it’s a technology built into modern jigsaws that give you the ability to move the blade in a circular motion. Because simply put, the blade moves up and down (of course), but with pendulum action, it also moves backward and forwards.

As explained here in our Cordless Jigsaw Buying Guide, this means you can cut into thicker, harder materials quicker. That equates to longer motor life, longer blade life, and less work time - Bonuses all round!

Bosch have kindly explained and shown in more depth how a pendulum works on this GST140 BCE Jigsaw:

To learn which cordless jigsaws have pendulum action, take a few moments to browse our cordless jigsaw buying guide. So, what do you typically use your jigsaw for? And how has pendulum – or orbital – action helped you? We'd love to know!

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