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Jigsaw for fence post

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  1. kennycapes

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    I have a new fence post i need to install.

    its 100mmX100mmX2140mm

    i need to cut some V shapes out of it to hold the horizontal supports.

    i have a Jigsaw from an old project and thinking i can use that instead of making a wonky mess of a hand saw.

    Looking online i get the impression the 10CM think is a bit much for a low end jigsaw (Argos own version)

    many people are cutting 10mm boards etc.

    Am i going to be ok with cutting 100mm, can you recommend a Saw blade or will any do?

    Its a T shaped one i need.

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    A jigsaw is possibly (other than a butter knife) the worst possible tool for this job.

    Are you doing the cuts in situ?
     
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    nope, its free standing.

    i've used a normal hand saw before, just thought this might be easier.

    I dont have loads of tools so just but do have a jig saw.

    By looking at another response it would seem to not be the tool of choice.

    I'll just get my hand saw out and use that i think.

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    Actually, a sharp axe (as long as the recipient is solid and resistant to the percussion) would be ideal. Old school joiners (that were also fitters) would use a ground axe often. You'd be surprised how much control and accuracy you have.
     
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    a bit more information
    jigsaws seldom cut accurately the ones that do will tend to wander above 30mm
    a normal blade will cut say 60-65mm anything greater requires an expensive specialist blade that will wander withough fail even on the most accurate saw
    if you are cutting a"\/" dont try and cut at the corner cut say 12-20mm away as starting at a point is fairly impossible
    it may help to make 2x12mm ply "\/" templates screwed on to guide your hand saw
     
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