Sharpening Your Oscillating Tool Blades - Slideshow
With its incredible versatility and endless options of accessories, the oscillating multi-tool has quickly become a ‘go-to’ for professional craftsmen and household handymen alike. While these tiny tools certainly pack quite the punch, they’re all but useless without their high-quality blade attachments. Follow along as we explore the secrets to keeping your tools sharp, helping you complete even the toughest jobs with ease and precision like never before.
Know the Signs of a Dull Blade
One of the best things you can do to keep your oscillating tool blades as sharp as can be is to keep a lookout for the common signs of blade wear and tear. Keep a lookout for a shine on the tip of your blades, or any visible intersecting lines, both a telltale sign that the blade is going dull. While using the tool, pay attention to how the blade reacts. If you notice an audible whine or feel the blade vibrate more than usual, it may be time to sharpen or replace your blade.
Using dull blades on your projects leads to a loss in both efficiency and precision on your projects. Cuts made by the blade can quickly wonder, eliminating the accuracy and precision that many craftsmen are after when using an oscillating multi-tool.