Re: 'ORBITAL' Recip Saw __ notably better performace?
Don't have an orbital recip saw, but do have orbital on a Bosch Jigsaw. Used it to cut openings through sheathing +ext hardboard siding (total 1" thick) to install the dog doors for a kennel I helped my nephew build. The orbital action worked great and was easy to control to get smooth cuts along the studs. I cut faster with the jig saw than I could have with my regular recip. Probably be awesome on a recip.
Practicing at practical wood working