As with jig saws there are many specialised blades for recip saws. I have a reciprocating saw to prune small trees and cut up green wood too. Every major tool company and blade maker has developed all sorts of blades. Cutting the pallet apart I used a blade that sliced through the nails. This way there is less damage to the boards. Using this system the next most important tool is a nail set to drive the nails out of the boards.
Now that I have some pallet wood I thought I'd look at some pallet projects on Instructables
After I bashed the pallet apart I sent quality time with fine wood working tools. I have three small repairs from 10,000 Villages and finally affixed a handle to the paint box. I like making repairs to wooden objects for 10,000 Villages, repairs always involve sharp knives, planes, rasps and files. I find relaxation and comfort in fussy and fine wood working. After the tools are done the next stage is finishing with shellac or wax.
I am hoping the weather will be good tomorrow. I want to ride my motorcycle, and then I will take out the rest of the nails and move onto a project.