The subfloor has been cut and is ready to be installed.
I had quite a lot of fun handling the circular saw and the jig saw today. After years of doing things by hand with hacksaws, I now genuinely appreciate power tools. The Makita 4350 in the picture above has an LED light that is tremendously helpful. I’d recommend that model just for the LED feature alone. It also has a good blower and cuts nicely. It’s pricey compared to other jig saws, but in my humble opinion it’s worth it.
Um, if you’ve watched the video, I highly doubt that it’s kosher to squat on top of the wood that you’re cutting, but at that moment in time I didn’t see any other way to make the cut. It’s the sturdiest table in the world, I assure you. Just in case, here’s the disclaimer: Kids, don’t do that at home. I am not responsible if you copy me and maim/kill yourself.
You’ll also notice that I had to read the directions for how to use the jig saw mere seconds before actually using it. I was trying to figure out how to put the blade in. It just goes to show you that this stuff isn’t really that hard―anyone can do it. Just make sure you work safely (no squatting, sitting, or standing on top of your work as you’re cutting it), wear eye protection, no gloves or long sleeves, and let ‘er rip.