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8 Ways To Use Oscillating Tools

Cut DIY time in half by using oscillating tools for these 8 jobs 

8 Ways To Use Oscillating Tools

Oscillating tools bridge the gap between the functions of other tools. They can save the day when you least expect it, especially if you’re armed with a good range of accessories. They’re useful for an incredible variety of tasks including flush cutting, scraping and sanding.

An oscillating tool works by moving the blade from side to side in a small arc at very high speed. The blade only moves about 3º, at a rate equivalent to about 20,000 rpm. It is compatible with a wide range of attachments, from flush-cut saw blades to sanding pads to scrapers

Here are 8 ways you can use an oscillating tool for easier DIY.

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1. Make plunge cuts
1. Make plunge cuts
Handyman Magazine

One of the handiest applications of an oscillating tool is its ability to make plunge cuts in materials ranging from plasterboard to plywood and weatherboard. It’s ideal for cutting away a damaged section of a wall as well as making cutouts for switch plates or multimedia cables.

TIP Rotate the blade to cut neat, perpendicular corners.

 
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