Multi Tool Blades have an oscillating action that allows them to be applicable in a number of applications. This makes them suitable for a range of tasks including polishing, sawing, sanding, and scraping. To ensure your blade gives you precise clean cuts, even at awkward angles, and remains undamaged, choosing the correct one is vital. They are fit to specific makes and models, meaning one blade won’t always fit another model. However, there are some available that can be compatible with multiple brands of oscillating tools. For materials such as drywall and plastic, you can use the same oscillating tool blades that you would for cutting wood. A stronger one is necessary for cutting into harder materials like concrete and some types of stone.
Multi Tool Blades Available:
|Trade Range (Green) Smart Tool – Premium Titanium Coated||Long Life Range (Purple) Smart Tool – Premium Titanium Coated|
Tips to extending your tool’s lifetime:
The best way to increase your blade life simply comes down to the way you use it. Whilst the oscillating action of the multi-tool creates a sawing action, the actual movement of the blade tip is no more than 2-3 teeth wide. So when your blade hits a nail or screw, all the pressure is on 2-3 teeth. This causes excessive heat and wears these few teeth out very quickly, leaving a flat spot that renders the blade ineffective for further cutting. Understanding this is key to overcoming the issue.
The solution is to move the blade from side to side as much as possible. Don’t just rely on the oscillating action. By spreading the load over as many teeth as possible you reduce the friction and therefore drastically reduce wear. Also when plunge-cutting timber, if you rock the multi-tool from side to side this prevents all teeth being in constant contact with the timber and reduces heat build-up, eliminating smoke and burning of the timber. Try it – you will notice a significant increase in your blade life.
For more information on these products please contact the Swiftfix team.