Milwaukee Oscillating Multi-Tool Blades: What are they?
Milwaukee Oscillating Multi-Tool Blades are multi tool blades which have been designed with the purpose of being used with various types of tools. They were originally developed for use on aircraft and other machinery. Nowadays, these blades are widely available in different sizes and shapes to suit any type of work environment. The most common ones include:
• 6″ x 3/4″ x 1/2″ steel blades – These blades are commonly found in small handheld tools such as screwdrivers and pliers.
• 7″ x 4-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ steel blades – These are the standard size for many of the larger multi tool sets. They’re great for general purpose use, but aren’t very strong or durable enough to handle heavy duty jobs like cutting through thick sheetrock or removing stubborn nuts from drywall.
• 8″ x 5-5/8″ x 3/4″ steel blades – These are the largest blades and are often found in large multi tool sets. They’re big enough to cut through solid wood, but not so big that they’ll damage your hands if you accidentally drop them.
• 9″ x 7-7/16″ x 4-1/2″ steel blades – These are the smallest blades and are usually found in smaller multi tool sets. They aren’t very durable or strong so they’re best reserved for precision work, intricate cuts, and carving projects.
What are the different types of blades used in a multi tool?
There are a number of different shapes and varieties when it comes to multi tool blades. Each one has a unique style and purpose which makes them ideal for tackling certain jobs while being inadequate for others. It is important to become familiar with each one as it will allow you to select the correct blade for any given situation.
Some of the most popular types of blades include:
• Carbide blades – These are incredibly sharp blades that can make quick work of just about any material and are able to handle a wide range of jobs. They’re great for large scale projects and heavy duty work, but they also tend to be more expensive than other types of blades.
• HCS blades – Also known as high carbon steel blades, these are incredibly durable and can last a very long time even when used for heavy duty jobs. They can be difficult to sharpen, but they do have a slightly lower edge retention than carbide blades.
• T-shank blades – These blades are perfect for smaller oscillating tools and are usually designed to fit Festool, Fein, and other similar manufacturers. They’re perfect for flush cutting and other precision cuts, but will not work as well for heavy duty work.
What are the different sizes of blades used in multi tools?
There are a wide range of sizes when it comes to multi tool blades. It is important that you choose the correct size based on the specific needs of your job. Choosing the wrong size can lead to a frustratingly dull or worn out blade after only a few uses.
Some of the most common blade sizes include:
• 60mm blades – These blades are great for basic around the house type projects. They have a decent edge retention so they can tackle a wide variety of materials, but they aren’t ideal for heavy duty jobs that require more brute strength.
• 80mm blades – These are considered to be the most common size blades and are widely used in many different applications. They can be used for a wide variety of jobs and have an average edge retention so they aren’t ideal for heavy duty projects, but they also aren’t as likely to break or dull as easily under normal circumstances.
• 100mm blades – Also known as skil saw replacement blades, these are best suited for heavy duty projects. They can cut through just about any material you throw at them including wood, metal, and masonry. They tend to be more expensive and don’t have the best edge retention so you’ll need to change them out fairly frequently.
How do I choose the correct blade for my project?
It is important that you choose the correct blade for your specific job. Trying to cut wood with a masonry blade will almost always end in frustration as it will quickly become dull and prone to breaking.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Tool head plate (D Tong – US Patent App. 29/370,626, 2012 – Google Patents)
- Surgical saw blade hub (GA Goris – US Patent App. 29/023,222, 1995 – Google Patents)
- Mounting device for a cutting tool (JE Dibbern, DL Krout – US Patent App. 29/101,142, 2000 – Google Patents)