When we built the Riverbottoms house a friend told us we would need a bolt cutter “for all manner of tasks”. There’s a lesson in the fact that we only used it twice while building. Men are famous for buying tools they don’t need.
We searched first at the home center stores and found a 15% swing in prices from the high to the low store. Using the high store we price matched the low store and got the tool for $28. Only years later did a discount tool store open in town and we found a comparable bolt cutter for $12 on special at $6.
That chain, Harbor Freight Tools
, is now all over the U.S. and sends out an email sales circular to a mailing list. In the current sales circular, they have a comparable reciprocating saw (sawzall) to the one I bought on a double play for $89, at $35. An 18-volt cordless drill with case is $40. I’ve seen them recently at around $200 elsewhere.