Power tools often become a burden for us when they’re made for one purpose only. And there are tons of them which are like this. But we’re glad to say that an oscillating tool is an excellent exception.
You can literally make dozens of different uses of this tool just by changing the attachments. So, we’ll be talking about how to use a multi tool perfectly.
If you own a multi-tool and haven’t explored the full potential of this tiny power tools, this article is solely written for you. Let’s get going-
What is A Multi Tool?
Multi-tools are a kind of oscillating power tools that are powered by either battery or AC power. The name of this tool is labeled as ‘multi tool’ because of the diverse range of works it can deal with.
With the range of attachments available, it can go fine with processes like sanding, grinding, cutting, polishing, and so on. With different missions, you’ve to associate the multi-tool with different kinds of blades or sanders.
10 Ways on How to Use A Multi Tool?
So, it is the core of today’s article, where we’ll be recalling 10 of the most convenient uses that you can make with a good quality oscillating multi-tool. , Gave a look-
1: Make plunge cuts
Let’s begin with one of the common uses of oscillating multi-tools, which is making plunge cuts. In fact, some of these multi-tools can make ‘impossible’ plunge cuts is they are associated with the right blade.
These plunge cuts are mostly used in case of cutting holes in solid, vertical surfaces to cut electrical boxes or drawers, etc. The steps associated with this is simply- begin the mortise, make it to a notch, cut trim and cut the casing for the flooring.
2: Do Sanding Like A Pro
Multi-tools are great for sanding, which had been a part of finishing any DIY projects. To switch it from the cutting mode to the sanding mode, all you need to do is to replace the blade attachment with the sanding attachment.
Based on the size of the sanding attachment, you can do detailed to broad-level sanding. But the smaller the sanding tool will be, the more precise the overall sanding quality will be.
3: Make Flush Cuts on Drywall, Wood, and Metal
Another praiseworthy task that this oscillating multi-tool can do is to do flush cuts. In order to do that, you have to change the blade into a half-moon shaped blade. And this kind of flush cuts can be made on surfaces like wood, metal, and drywall.
This cut will be particularly helpful for users like plumbers, home improvement enthusiasts, etc.
4: Make trim cuts on the wall
Trim cuts are the straight kind of cuts that are done on walls and drywalls to create passages or to resize the subject. It also involves adding, modifying, resizing partitions on the home. Mainly, baseboards are the ideal place to make trim cuts with an oscillating multi-tool.
5: Make Space for the New Flooring’s
While you are re-flooring a surface of the room, the height of the floor will raise. So how do you adjust the door sizes at the bottom surface? Do you have to replace it with a new door? Or there is a way to adjust the door height?
That’s where the multi tools come on the podium. There is a circular blade that can be attached to these tools and make a cut on the door jamb. It will, therefore, trim the bottom surface of the doors and make essential space for the new flooring.
6: Remove Grout
Grout removal is an important task that every home remodeling venture has to go through. In case you want to cut out the old grout and replace it with a new one, there is no way that you can skip it without using a multi-tool.
But that can not be done with regular blade attachments. You have to engage a blade that is sharp and strong enough to cut through the hard grouts. Carbide made blades are a fine choice in this concern.
7: Install Plank Flooring
Some of the homeowners (specially one with a wooden floor on the home) are interesting in plank flooring on some parts of the floor. To do that with a multi-tool, you have to cut the floor registers.
8: Prepare the surfaces for painting
No matter if it’s a wooden kitchen cabinet or a tile floor or a laminate floor if you want to repaint it, it’s a hectic task. We mean, you’ve to go through the hassle of removing the old paint along with its residue to apply the new painting all over.
To help you, these multi tools have some helpful solutions. It gives you hand at three steps of the process- 1) to take off the dirt, debris, spots and grease, 2) to scrape the surface in order to loosen up the old paint, and 3) to sand and prepare the surface for new paint. But throughout these three steps, you might get new and different types of blades to your oscillating multi-tool.
9: Use it to remove caulk for an edge
There are caulks and putties in almost every edge in our home where the wall the floor meets each other. If you want to take the old caulk and replace it with a new one, the multi-tool is the right kit to do that.
To make sure the caulk removal process goes fine, you have to attach a smooth scraper blade on top of the multi-tool. It will peel off the chaulks pretty well.
10: It also helps in thin tile removal
Like many other home remodeling chores, tile removal is another task. And in this stage, oscillating multi-tools are great associates. Not only to remodel the surface, sometimes, but the tiles might also come off the wall. And that’s also when you have to involve a multi-tool in the fixing process.
To get going with this task, you have to get your oscillating multi-tool a carbide made grit grinding pad. It will also help you to reset the surface to add a new tile in place of the old one.
So, that was the list of 10 ways on how to use a multi tool for home remodeling, woodworking, tile removing, cutting, sanding, finishing, smoothing, and so on. Hopefully, you’ve picked up the right points from them all and proceeded to further explore regarding them.