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I don't have any experience with these, so I can't say if it's marketing fluff or a real difference, but the DW4765 is an "XP/Extended Performance" blade which is supposed to have (according to the product marketing) a 4x lifetime compared to non-XP blades. So assuming this is true, then you're paying just over $8 more for a blade that will last much ...


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Hand-held jigsaws are not the right tool for cutting large notches in a 6x6 post. Yes, the blade must extend past the wood - they only cut on the front of the blade, not the bottom. And the blade will drift quite a bit going through 6 inches of lumber. Jigsaws are meant for fine detail work, not large straight cuts. However, a close cousin is the ...


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I would do this with multiple passes with a table saw, using a jig and standing the piece on its end to get the proper orientation. Carefully cutting it with a band saw would do pretty good to, but not everybody has a table or band saw. Compared to a jig saw, for this type of cut, you may do as good with a circular saw. It would not be the safe way to do it ...



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