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Cutting Styles of Jigsaw Manufacturers

If you are very enthusiastic about your jigsaws then this section will answer many questions about the cutting style of the various manufacturers. If you don't want to get too deeply involved then quickly glance through the illustrations further down - you might be surprised to see just how much the shapes and sizes of pieces differ from one puzzle manufacturer to another.

We have provided photographed sections of jigsaws from 20 different manufacturers. Every photograph is reproduced to the same scale and each one has been enhanced to show the shape of the individual pieces. Along with each photograph you will find statistics about the puzzle.


BV Leisure - "The Magic Roundabout"

Number of Pieces: 200
Jigsaw Size: 56cm x 49cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Strip
Average Piece Size: 13.7 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by BV Leisure (Jigthings)


Chad Valley - "The Cornish Riviera Express"

Number of Pieces: 150
Jigsaw Size: 53cm x 23cm
Made From: Wood
Type of Cut: Random
Average Piece Size: 8.1 sq.

Jigsaw Section by Chad Valley (Jigthings)


Educa - "In The Moonlight"

Number Pieces: 1000
Jigsaw Size: 46cm x 30cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Grid
Average Piece Size: 1.4 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Educa (Jigthings)


Falcon - "All Quiet in the Village"

Number of Pieces: 500
Jigsaw Size: 49cm x 30cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Grid
Average Piece Size: 3.4 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Falcon (Jigthings)


Gibsons - "The Skaters"

Number of Pieces: 1000
Jigsaw Size: 69cm x 49cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Grid
Average Piece Size: 3.3 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Gibsons (Jigthings)


Grovely - "Barn Owl and Family"

Number of Pieces: 1000
Jigsaw Size: 68cm x 49cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Grid
Average Piece Size: 3.3 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Grovely (Jigthings)


Handley Printers (JR Puzzles) - "Europe"

Number of Pieces: 500
Jigsaw Size: 69cm x 49cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Strip
Average Piece Size: 6.8 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Handley Printers (Jigthings)


Heye - "Jungle Tourist"

Number of Pieces: 500
Jigsaw Size: 48cm x 34cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Grid
Average Piece Size: 3.3 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Heye (Jigthings)


Optimago - "The Arcade"

Number of Pieces: 320
Jigsaw Size: 42cm x 33cm
Made From: Wood
Type of Cut: Grid
Average Piece Size: 4.3 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Optimago (Jigthings)


Ravensburger - "Tiger Paradise"

Number of Pieces: 1000
Jigsaw Size: 70cm x 50cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Grid
Average Piece Size: 3.5 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Ravensburger (Jigthings)


Robert Longstaff "Under the Cherry Tree"

Number of Pieces: 280
Jigsaw Size: 39cm x 29cm
Made From: Wood
Type of Cut: Grid
Average Piece Size: 4.0 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Robert Longstaff (Jigthings)


Sara White - "Garden Birds"

Number of Pieces: 1050
Jigsaw Size: 66cm x 49cm
Made From: Wood
Type of Cut: Random
Average Piece Size: 3.1 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Sara White (Jigthings)


Schmid - "Back to Nature - Bluebird"

Number of Pieces: 300
Jigsaw Size: 61cm x 46cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Grid
Average Piece Size: 9.4 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Schmid (Jigthings)


Stave - "Queen Meets Alice"

Number of Pieces: 150
Jigsaw Size: 26cm x 19cm
Made From: Wood
Type of Cut: Random
Average Piece Size: 3.3 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Stave (Jigthings)


Tesselz "One Hundred Dogs and a Cat"

Number of Pieces: 141
Jigsaw Size: 66cm x 44cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Random
Average Piece Size: 20.6 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Tesselz (Jigthings)


The House Of Puzzles - "Stag Party"

Number of Pieces: 1000
Jigsaw Size: 69cm x 49cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Random
Average Piece Size: 3.4 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by The House of Puzzles (Jigthings)


Victory - "Cunard Liner - Mauretania"

Number of Pieces: 175
Jigsaw Size: 33cm x 25cm
Made From: Wood
Type of Cut: Grid
Average Piece Size: 4.7 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Victory (Jigthings)


W H Smith - "Aristocat"

Number of Pieces: 1000
Jigsaw Size: 69cm x 49cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Grid
Average Piece Size: 3.4 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by W.H.Smith (Jigthings)


Waddingtons - "Santa's Grotto"

Number of Pieces: 1000
Jigsaw Size: 69cm x 49cm
Made From: Cardboard
Type of Cut: Strip
Average Piece Size: 3.4 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Waddingtons (Jigthings)


Wentworth - "Still Life by Balthasar van der Ast"

Number of Pieces: 250
Jigsaw Size: 36cm x 25cm
Made From: Wood
Type of Cut: Random
Average Piece Size: 3.6 sq. cm

Jigsaw Section by Wentworth (Jigthings)

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