How to Cut Metal With Your Oscillating Tool
- JULY 2021
All kinds of tasks can be accomplished with an oscillating multi tool. When you combine your oscillating tool with high quality multi-tool blades, a DIYer or tradesman can explore a wide range of potential uses with confidence.
If you need to cut metal, Quikblade’s BI Metal oscillating tool blades provide awesome results. That said, you want to make sure to pair each job with the right metal cutting blades for oscillating tools. A standard oscillating saw blade that is designed for wood is not going to provide a precision quality cut through metal, and will also burn out faster when used improperly.
The main difference between the standard wood cutting oscillating multi tool blades and the metal cutting blades for oscillating multi-tools comes down to the teeth. With a bi-metal blade, the teeth have no offset. They are smaller and are hardened to stand up to tougher working conditions.
A bi-metal blade is going to work well both for cutting wood and metal, making it ideal for situations where you have to cut through both. Beyond simply selecting a bi-metal blade for cutting through metal, you also want to think about the shape of the blade.
While there is a wide selection of oscillating tool blades, it’s important to get the right blade for the job you face. Remember for best results let the oscillating tool do the work as you cut.
Plunge Cut Oscillating Multi tool Blades
The plunge cut design is one of the most common types of metal cutting blades for an oscillating tool. This type of oscillating saw blade can be good for jobs when you need to cut straight through something.
For example, you might need to cut through a rusted bolt or cut a piece of pipe straight through. The plunge cut blades for an oscillating tool have the teeth arranged in a straight row. That’s why they are good for making plunge cuts.
Quikblade’s Bi-metal Plunge Cut Oscillating Blade is one such example of a plunge cut metal cutting blade for your multi tool that is ideal for cutting through non-ferrous and thin sheet metals. You can find additional blades in different widths, and some that are designed for deeper cuts.
Tips for Cutting Metal With Your Oscillating multitool
With any major brand oscillating multi tool you can cut through metal with no problem. However, there are some tips that can help to ensure the best results while also getting the most from your Quikblade oscillating multi-tool blades.
When cutting metal with oscillating blades, it is a good idea to start the multitool off at a lower speed. Once you are comfortable with the material you are cutting, you can increase the speed and cut faster.
Additionally, you want to let the oscillating tool blades do most of the work. If you apply too much pressure, it can wear the blade out. A good oscillating tool with a Quikblade bi-metal cutting blade should be able to get the job done without you having to apply a lot of force.