Multi Tool Sanding Attachments
One of the most versatile tools on the market, if not the most, are oscillating multitools. They are cherished in numerous professions and have a wide range of uses. You can find the accessories you need at Toolstop, whether they are for cutting, sanding, or grinding. This Toolstop Blog will discuss Starlock blades, the multi tool blades you need for each use, and some of our top picks that you can buy at Toolstop. Check out our Toolstop Guide to oscillating multi-tools first, though.
Choosing the right blade for the job
Multi-tool blades and accessories come in thousands of different varieties. Because of this, the task you want to perform can call for a particular blade or one that’s better suited to the substance. See our guide below for information on which multi cutter attachment to use for various tasks:
Blades for Segmented Cutting
Cutting blades with segments have the appearance of a half moon. They frequently work with wood, metal, PVC, and other materials to make long, linear cuts and plunge cuts (depending on the material the blade is designed for, of course). These blades’ teeth are perfectly straight and offer a tidy, smooth finish.
Blades That Plunge
While segmented blades are capable of making plunge cuts, straight cutting blades can do it in far more minute, accurate scales. Compared to segmented blades, they may cut deeper into the material. These blades are ideal for making rough cuts in wood as well as cutouts in drywall, laminate, skirting boards, and other materials.
Blades for bi-metal cutting
Be wary of oscillating blades marked “Bi-Metal” (BIM). These blades outperform ordinary blades in metal cutting applications because they are tougher, stronger, sharper, and more durable. They are excellent at removing embedded nails from wood.
There are scraper blades that work well for removing old caulk, wallpaper, and linoleum. They are a great deal faster and more effective than using a manual scraper.
You can sand with your oscillating multi-tool, did you know that? You only need to swap out the blade attachment for a sanding pad to get started. Naturally, this technique is best suited for modest surface sanding and preparation projects. Use hook and loop sandpaper; it removes dust more effectively.
Diamond/Carbide Grit Blades
Although usually more expensive, multi-tool blades with diamond grit or carbide edges are worthwhile. They are frequently far more resilient and long-lasting and are capable of cutting through much tougher materials like tile and grout.
Oscillating Multi Tool Accessories
We’d love to hear from you about the multi-cutter attachments you use the most and how you’ve gotten them to complete the teeny, tiny tasks you’d otherwise struggle with! Please feel free to tell us your stories.