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Understanding Oscillating Multi-Tool Blades and their Uses

by Robert Johnson Digital Marketing Expert
The Basics

Planning to add an oscillating multi-tool to your toolkit for the first time? You might be overwhelmed with the range of products available on the market and all the attachments sold with them. Referred to as a multi-tool or OMT, all oscillating multi-tools comprise of the main body that is built like a grinder. These are available in different diameters. External attachments blades clamp to its head and can carry out a wide variety of tasks ranging from cutting wood, metal, or PVC to scraping out grout, cement, drywall, paint, and adhesives.

The tool oscillates, or moves back and forth, several thousand times every minute. Since it can have various attachments added, it can carry out a wide range of jobs. An oscillating multi-tool is perfect to use in tight spaces where tools like saws, grinders, and sanders don’t fit. To take complete advantage of the multitasking abilities of this tool, you need a selection of oscillating tool blades and pads. While some multi-tools can be used with standard quality blades, few require only proprietary attachments. Some tools also allow the usage of blades from other manufacturers with special adapters.

Multi-Tool Blades Uses 

Selecting the right oscillating multi-tool blade can make jobs like cutting through wood, drywall, and plastic easy for a DIY handyman. Some blades even allow you to cut galvanized metal. Due to its portability and size, the tool’s blades can reach into awkward spaces to trim screws or cut pipes from hard-to-reach areas. Making plunge cuts and flush cuts is tough with standard power tools, but with a multi-tool, it is easy and safe. You can also cut under door jambs or make holes to set up lighting below deck boards.

Want to set up a circuit box, switchboard, light fittings in drywall, or remove damaged drywall? Then a multi-tool could be a great work partner. Even if you are working with tricky angles and curves, your multi-tool, you can make plunge cuts, holes, and scrape the mold off drywall.

You would be surprised to see how effortlessly the multi-tool can remove the grout and faded paint from walls and wooden surfaces. Blades designed with varying levels of thickness remove it from between walls and tiles with minimal dust. Triangular-shaped sanding blades can remove old paint and chipped wood to make furniture, doors, and windows ready for repainting. 

Visit Fitz All Blades to purchase replacement multi-tool blades for carrying out different DIY jobs around your house.


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