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.
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