I'm looking at getting a hand held Jig Saw like the Bosch 150 CE because it has the longest cutting depth 15cm(6"). I'm wanting to do some end notching on 150mm x 150mm lumber.
What I'd like to know though is what happens when you attempt to cut through a larger piece then the blade is specified for, e.g. 200mm? Must the blade be able to extend past the other side of the material, or can you do a cut only part way into it? So if I wanted to notch a 200mm piece, could I do a 150mm cut, then flip the wood over and cut the remaining 50mm?
I asked several sellers at stores why all the Jig Saws they have only have it specified that they can cut to 150mm max, yet they sell blades for 200mm. Nobody could tell me why.
If this isn't how you would tackle a notch on pieces bigger than 150mm, could you point me in the direction of how you would do it? At the moment I'm using a hack saw and chisels and it takes too long considering how many I have to do.