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Experience with Makita / Bosch / Einhell?

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For some jobs around the house (e.g. cutting EUR-Pallets in half in a nice way), I am considering to buy a "reciprocating saw". At Hornbachs, the top model is a Makita for CHF 300, but it has worse specs in terms of maximum wood thickness that can be cut than others (Bosch, Einhell) with similar power consumption that are being sold around for less than half of that price. An expensive Makita should perform better and last longer (I thought). I need to cut 15cm thick massive (but not hard) wood.

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did anybody try this? Can it be right, that Makita is conservative on the specs compared to others but performing better?

Thanks for any help or other suggestions on how to get my pallets cut in half

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Old 30.03.2016, 16:37
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Re: Experience with Makita / Bosch / Einhell?

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Can it be right, that Makita is conservative on the specs compared to others but performing better?
Nope, they don't perform better and the specs are what they are. Makita however uses better materials and produces higher quality, so the stuff simply lasts longer. That does not mean it can cut thicker wood than a bosch, it will only do its job for longer. That's why professionals usually use them or even pay more for a Hilti for the same reason...
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Re: Experience with Makita / Bosch / Einhell?

Hi Treverus,

Thanks a lot for your very fast and helpful reply. In the meanwhile, I found that
said Makita is actually being sold for under CHF 150 in other stores, which fits to your answer (for the same price I can get either better specs or longer lifetime).

kind regards

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Re: Experience with Makita / Bosch / Einhell?

There seems to a be a fair amount of Makita stuff in the consumer market (COOP for example) at the moment. It repeats what happened with Metabo around 18mths ago.

In the last year I have taken on some major DIY projects - and both times I bought "cheap" (Bosch Green) to carry out some heavy duty work the tools packed up on me (multi-tool and angle grinder).

If you are going to really use the tools - for extended periods/heavy duty work etc - go pro with Metabo/Makita/DeWalt/Bosch-Blue/Hilti/Wurth - the latter uses own-brand tools made by Bosch-Blue
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Re: Experience with Makita / Bosch / Einhell?

I'd definatelly agree with dodgyken
I've actually got myself a metabo electric drill during that promo mentioned
It just seems a bit more robust than mine old 'cheap' Black&Decker. It also doesn't tend to overheat that fast
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