An oscillating multi-tool can be one of the most versatile objects in your workshop. With the right oscillating tool accessories, you can sand, polish, cut, grind, scrape, and more. You also have your choice between corded oscillating tools or a cordless models, like the Rockwell 20V Sonicrafter oscillating multi-tool.
While the wide selection of oscillating tool blades is one of the primary advantages to these power tools, the range can be overwhelming. It can be difficult for DIYers to sort through them all and find the correct blade or accessory for a particular project.
For people that are new to using an oscillating multi-tool, this piece will look at various blades and what they can do. This list includes a bi-metal blade for wood and plastic cutting, semi-circular oscillating blade for cutting metal, a carbide grit accessory for cutting through concrete, and a sander attachment for removing unwanted materials, like paint.
Cut Wood With a Bi-Metal Oscillating Blade
An oscillating tool like the Worx 20V Cordless Oscillating Multi-tool can be good for a number of different jobs. Indeed, when you have the right oscillating multi-tool blade, it can be great for cutting wood.
If you need to cut through wood, you want a blade that is designed to expel the sawdust as you cut. You can find a range of different wood cutting blades for an oscillating tool. Some can be better for plunge cutting, while others might be better for a flush cut. If you are cutting through wood that may have a nail or some other piece of metal in it, you want to look for a good bi-metal oscillating tool blade.
A Semi-Circular Blade Can Cut Metal
Depending on the job, oscillating tools can be good for cutting metal. The bi-metal oscillating tool blades can be good for cutting nails and screws, and are especially good for jobs that involve cutting both wood and metal.
If you are looking to make a straight cut into a piece of high quality metal, then you may want to go with semi-circular metal cutting blades. These oscillating multi-tool blades are typically made from steel, and offer good precision, while they’re also tough enough to cut through metal without dulling.
Cut Through Concrete with Oscillating Tool Accessories
Most people know that an oscillating tool like the Rockwell Sonicrafter F50 is great for jobs like cutting wood and metal, but you may not realize that it can also work for cutting materials like concrete and stone.
By adding a carbide grit oscillating tool blade, you can use your oscillating multi-tool to cut and shape concrete. You can also use the device for jobs like grout removal.
Cut Plastic Easily With the Same Wood Cutting Blade
Cutting plastics is another job that you can make short work of with your oscillating multi-tool. Most of your plastic cutting applications will not require a specialized blade.
Your standard wood cutting oscillating tool blades will work just fine for cutting most plastics. For the most precise cut, the majority of DIYers would likely recommend a bi-metal blade for making cuts in PVC and other plastics.
Use Oscillating Multi Tool Sander Blades to Remove Paint or Adhesive
You can also use your oscillating tool for tasks like removing paint, wallpaper, and adhesives. Adding a simple scraper blade for your oscillating tool allows you to easily remove a large assortment of materials from different surfaces.
If you plan on using your device for a wide range of tasks, you may want to consider buying an accessory kit that comes with a wide range of blades for an oscillating tool. These sets come with all of the basics that most people will use, and will also allow you to add any specialized oscillating multi-tool blades you may need.
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