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How to use Your Oscillating Multi-tool

How to Keep Your Oscillating Tool Blades like New

  • MARCH 15

An oscillating multi-tool can be one of the most flexible tools that you have in your toolbox. With the correct oscillating tool accessories, you can cut a huge range of different materials, and use the tool for many different tasks.

You can do all sorts of tasks with an Oscillating Multi-Tool and a good set of oscillating multi tool blades. A common complaint of multi tools is that the blades wear out too fast. With this in mind, there are measures you can undertake to make sure the blades last longer. After all, you spent good money on your oscillating multi tool blades, so it only makes sense to get as much use out of them as you can.

Naturally, buying high quality blades for an oscillating tool is one way to ensure that they will have a long life, but there are other steps you can take to make sure your oscillating blades last. In this post, we are going to look at operating an oscillating tool correctly so the blades don’t wear. We will also discuss, how to pick the right oscillating multitool blade for the job, and how best to keep your oscillating multi-tool blades sharp for as long as possible.

Learn How to Use Your Oscillating Multi-Tool

With its versatile design, you can use your oscillating multitool for a lot of different jobs. It can be great for cutting the ends off copper pipe, cutting holes in Gyprock and even trimming doors. With an oscillating tool accessory like a semicircle diamond grit oscillating saw blade, it’s ideal for things like removing grout and cutting materials such as concrete and ceramic.

While this versatility is part of what makes an oscillating multi-tool so cool, every job requires different techniques. If you are using the tool the wrong way, it can cause unnecessary wear on the blade. So make sure to study oscillating tool tips to learn how to operate your tool properly before starting a new project.

By far, one of the most common mistakes is using too much pressure when cutting with your oscillating multi tool blades. Instead of trying to force the oscillating blade through the material quickly, take your time and let the teeth do the work – just like when you use a traditional saw.

Use the Right Oscillating Tool Blade for the Job

An oscillating multi tool can be used to cut a variety of different materials, but this all comes down to choosing the correct blade for the job. A Quikblade aggressive tooth oscillating blade is great for cutting soft wood, but you will damage the blade if you attempt to cut metal. To cut metal, go with the Quikblade Bi-Metal oscillating blade, which can be good for cutting both non-ferrous metal and wood. Selecting  the right blade for your oscillating tool is essential to successfully completing a project.

Find the best blades for your oscillating tool at Quikblade!

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