How are jigsaw puzzles cut?

Yeah yeah….with a jigsaw, right? 🙂 As a guy who puts together a few puzzles a month I`ve often wondered how they do it. In woodworking, there`s a term called `kerf` which is the width of the blade used to cut the wood–when you measure out a piece of wood, you `cut alongside the line` and not `cut on the line` as you`ll screw up your measurement because of kerf, yet a jigsaw puzzle requires a fine precision cut so it must either laser cut or press-cut because both methods would aleviate the kerf problem to give you an even image. Obviously, it wouldn`t be cost effective or time efficient to make them `one piece at a time`. As I sit here having proudly just finished my 1000 piece Return Of The Jedi puzzle, I can`t help but wonder. Anybody? How do they cut up a jigsaw puzzle without destroying the image?

7 Answers

  • The piece cutting of a cardboard jigsaw puzzles is done by using a computer controlled die cutting press machine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18J-M4-Kof0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BzpzKY5lxM

    http://lauradutoit.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Determi…

    http://puzzlesprint.com/photo-puzzle-quality.html

    For wooden jigsaw puzzles, other methods for cutting the pieces are used including computer controlled lasers.

    http://www.jigthings.com/manufacturing-jigsaw-puzz…

    The below link gives an overview on the jigsaw puzzle’s origins.

    http://www.berkshirepuzzles.com/history_of_the_jig…

    Have always enjoyed spreading out all those individually cut pieces, and then fitting them together to create a completed image. Enjoy placing pieces for each new view you fit together.

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    go back and watch 2 again. Jigsaw did explain exactly why the puzzle pieces to Walberg’s character.

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    They use a machine! In the old days though, they carved the wood in the shape of the puzzle pieces, carved the puzzle pieces, put the special paper on (for example, if it were an animal puzzle they’d be putting animal pieces on) and then taped the rest of it onto a piece of wood.

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