Why you should use Oscillating Tools


Sometimes it’s easy to assume that everyone knows what they’re looking for when they visit our website. So if you don’t know your oscillations from your reciprocations, we’ve gone back to basics to explain why oscillating tools are the equipment you need to shake things up (in a controlled way of course).

What are Oscillating Tools?

Oscillating tools are the workshop equivalent to a Swiss Army Knife or an octopus - a multi-functioning piece of kit that can perform numerous functions. Also known as a multi-tool, oscillating tools have a vast range of attachments available, with specific tools for cutting, grinding, polishing, rasping, sawing, scraping and sawing. If you’re looking for sharp, detailed results, then an oscillating tool is your new best friend.

Who should use an Oscillating Tool?

It would be rare to find any tradesperson, be they a builder carpenter, contractor, flooring installer, joiner or plumber, without an oscillating tool as part of their kit. If you want to achieve high-quality results and you’re looking to upgrade your workshop or tool stash, take a tip from the pros and consider welcoming an oscillating tool to the family.

Oscillating Tool vs Reciprocating Saws

  • Unlike reciprocating saws and jigsaws which use a push and pull blade motion, an oscillating tool blade vibrates back and forth.
  • Oscillating tools have a larger number of variable speeds for more precision.
  • If you’re looking for versatility, an oscillating tool is the better choice due to having a variety of functions. This means it’s also a better financial investment too.
  • Reciprocating saws can be used with one hand, but oscillating saws are a two-hand job.
  • Oscillating tools spray less dust than reciprocating saws.

What can I use an Oscillating Tool for?

Fit the relevant accessory and you can:

  • Cut drywall, fiberglass, metal, plastic, and wood
  • Remove bolts and nails
  • Clean and remove grout
  • Grind tile adhesive
  • Flush cut skirting boards and door jambs
  • Plunge cut or trim wooden flooring
  • Remove old caulk or glue
  • Remove even the smallest sliver for a perfect fit
  • Sanding wood
  • Scrap up carpet pads 

Oscillating Tool Features

  • The greater the oscillating angle and the shorter the stroke, the easier the tool is to handle, and the smoother the finish.
  • Variable speed triggers let you choose the tempo for the task, and give you better control.
  • Cutting through tough materials? Choose a corded oscillating tool rather than cordless, as they have more power.
  • Invest in tool-free blade changing to save the effort of switching attachments on the job.
  • Ergonomic grips provide comfort and prevent strain on your hands.
  • Trigger locks allow you to remotely lock your tool - a great safety measure.

Our range of Oscillating Blades

Diamond Oscillating Saw Blades

2.5” x 1.5”

From $9.95

Diamonds are a saw’s best friend - creating a durable and dependable blade tip. Our Diamond Oscillating Saw Blades are best for cutting:

  • Hardened material.
  • All types of screws, nails, and metal
  • Cement, tile, grout, and stone.

15 Piece Variety Pack of Oscillating Saw Blades

$34.97

Our 15 Piece Variety Pack of Quick Release Oscillating Saw Blades for wood and metal provides you with a wide selection of blades to help you to complete any task. This selection of HCS Standard Tooth, Japanese Tooth, Premium BiMetal Fine Tooth, and Semi-Circular/Halfmoon Standard 4" Wide Saw Blades will cut through:

  • Hardwood, plywood, particleboard, wood, and laminates
  • Plastic, sheetrock, drywall, and fiberglass
  • Nails, screws, wood with nails
  • Non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, brass, lead and stainless steel
  • Other non-metallic materials 

10 Piece BiMetal Quick Release Variety Set of Oscillating Saw Blades 

$33.99

Get yourself kitted out for a lengthy project with our durable 10 Piece BiMetal Quick Release Variety Set of Oscillating Saw Blades. This selection of BiMetal Japanese Tooth and Titanium Coated BiMetal Fine Tooth Saw Blades is ideal for cutting:

  • Hardwood, plywood, wood, and laminates
  • Plastic, sheetrock, drywall, and fiberglass
  • Nails, screws, wood with nails
  • Non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, brass, lead and stainless steel

Extended Reach Wood/Plastic Oscillating Saw Blades

From $6.95

Our Extended Reach Wood/Plastic Oscillating Saw Blades provide you with that valuable extra length for more effective and consistent cuts.

Semi-Circular/Halfmoon Standard Tooth 4" Wide Saw Blade

From $6.95

If you’re after an excellent all-purpose blade, then our HCS Cutting BladeOur Semi-Circular/Halfmoon oscillating saw blades are for you. They’ll cut a perfectly straight line through:

  • Hardwood and plywood
  • Plastic, sheetrock, drywall, and fiberglass
  • Other non-metallic materials

3 Piece Oscillating Saw Blade Set

$9.95

Our three-piece Oscillating Saw Blade Set is ideal for precision cutting wood and metal, featuring a selection of blades to suit your project.

BiMetal Wood Saw Blade with Japanese Teeth

From $6.95

Our new BiMetal Wood Saw Blade is the perfect combination of bimetal blade durability with Japanese teeth, creating the highest quality wood blades for absolute precision and faster cuts.

BiMetal Oscillating Saw Blade for Wood and Metal - Fine Teeth - 1 3/4 Inch Blade

From $6.95

Our BiMetal Oscillating Saw Blade is ideal for cutting wood and metal. The fine teeth will ensure that the tiniest detail is taken care of.

If you need help in choosing the right blade for your project, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help. Saw long for now!


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