Oscillating Tool

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  • A Power Tool that oscillates a blade at a high frequency
  • Attatchments similar to a Sanding Block can also be attatched, if the quality of a Random Orbital Sander is not needed
  • Major use is for cutting Drywall for Outlets (and essentially anything that is not square, for that a Hole Saw / Hole Saw Kit can be used)
  • Often called "Multitools" as a longer form name that is sometimes used is "Oscillating Multitool"
  • The Masonry Blades are also of use supposedly quite useful for applications where a SDS Rotary Hammer Drill wouldn't be used
  • Framing and Masonry Work Seem Pretty Significant Application Wise, i haven't been around any residential/wood stud framers yet, but may ask about that, know nothing and have no contacts masonry wise short of asking my electrical coworkers, see if they did the same tasks in remodel (may have been what they were reffering to with the masonry blades)

Industry Standards

  • Dewalt and Milwaukee are what i have seen, looking for more deatails now
    • Most of the tests/reviews are agreeing, one might have been UK and they mentioned Festool which was suposedly good as well
  • Now currently getting lost in voltages
    • Milwaukee has the M12, M18, and MX (Not Missile lol) Fuel Systems
    • Dewalt had a 12v system but are doing away with that
    • Otherwise has 18v and 52v System
      • Also a somewhat novel 18v Battery Pack (in the same form factor) consisting of an enclosed stack of Prismatic Pouch Cell Batteries
        • More Amp Hours for the Same Size Pack is the Advantage i think, need to see if/how quick they form "forbidden pillows"

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  • On the Sharpening of Oscillating Tool Blades
    • With standard High Speed Stee (although most say Bi-Metal Blades which is High Speed Steel teeth welded to a Spring Steel backer - Exchange-A-Blade , so sharpen too deep and it is no longer HSS) this can probably work, but most others only have a thin layer of the proper material for the "teeth" then a backer. Thus how much sharpening can truly be done?
    • There are ways to do so, or some "dedicated devices such as the "Sharp Pog" (Which turns out is just a bunch of Cut Off Tool disks on a bolt...), also a very well buil albeit mostly 3D Printed Design, the Tigers Teeth Blades grinder
      • The Tigers Teeth one is neat, although it's made of plastic, so i have minor concerns of something like an Angle Grinder Disk Explosion happening, although smaller size and (maybe) slower speed makes this less of an issue. Also need to read up on if any issues would arrise of metal mixing; i know with welding you can't use the same grinding wheels for some metals as you essentially make thermite on the wheel and/or cross contaminate your metals (need to read up more on this though, get c i t a t i o n s and all that
      • Also need to read up on what material they used; the Gridfinity organizer for my Hand Tools i put in my Rolling Toolbox deformed in the Florida Heat (With added "Hot Car from Sitting in the Sun" Heat) so it would suck to buy the tool only for that to happen, unless you only sharpened blades in a shop/at home
  • Recipricating Saw (Can be used in similar situations, although it can be less "gentle" and more bulky, single handed options don't have as much of the bulkyness issue)
  • Rotary Tool (Often known as a the Genericized Trademark Dremel ) (Can be used to sand/cut odd corners in some situations where an oscillating tool may work)
    • Cordless Bandfile (Also similar tool that an Oscillating Tool may be able to fill the niche for, but which does the specific job (in this case Metalwork / Welding ) better)

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