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Unread 03-02-2020, 03:09 PM   #1
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Favorite or best multitool blades?

I am in the market for some new blades for my dewalt multitool. I usually use dewalt or imperial. I am not super impressed with the imperial and dewalt are difficult to source. I was looking at some blades the other day and they are getting close to $15 each. I want the best possible blade if I am going to pay that price.
I am mainly using them to cut nails and wood. I know better than to try to cut screws.
What's your favorite? Have you ever heard or had them sharpened or a new cutting edge replaced?


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Unread 03-02-2020, 06:30 PM   #2
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I don't have a link but someone on YouTube was showing how to sharpen them with a file by hand. They weren't like new but did help them go a little longer.

You might check Amazon. I've bought them there before.

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I buy the blades in 10 packs on Amazon and have gotten good service out of these brands.

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Unread 03-02-2020, 10:25 PM   #4
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I feel your pain on the price of these handy little blades. I spring for the $10 per blade Bosch(link below). I've purchased these before for almost $16 a piece, so I'm happy to spend $100 on a 10 count pack. They normally come in a handy little case too. These particular ones from Bosch cut thru it all, and last the longest out of all I've tried. I have been using these exclusively for years. If you switch between a new nice one for clean wood and a beat up one for nails, screws, staples ect....., I find the 10 pack lasting a lot longer. These wide ones are awesome for door jambs. I use them for a wide range of tasks on every single project. Couldn't operate without them lol!
Bosch OSL212F-10 2.5 In. Starlock Oscillating Multi-Tool Cut Blade https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M17QGJ2..._GKDxEbF0PZX34
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I'll usually buy two types of blades, a wood one and a everything else carbide one. (worth every penny) Since the wood ones are cheap I don't mind guessing wrong if a nail got in the way, but I do try and choose the blade on the odds I'll hit a nail. The carbide blades will eat screws no problem so they last a LONG time.

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I use the Imperial Blades as my lumber yards distribute them. I use a lot of the diamond ones for grout removal and soft tile cutting. I wish someone would make a multi tool blade with the same diamond that is on a dry cut diamond blade for a grinder. The electroplated ones for multi tools don't have longevity. Even with water applied.

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Unread 03-05-2020, 06:53 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies. I will check out thre Bosch, the ones from Japan and the imperial.
I think I mainly use the multitool for cutting holes in drywall and under cutting jambs.
I like the cleanliness of the holes in the drywall versus using a drywall saw.
I find that multitool's are okay for a lot of jobs. But they aren't exactly great at anything, I have bought the 'titanium' coated metal cutting blades from imperial and dewalt and wasn't impressed with how fast they wore out.
I think I will get a little file and try sharpening the coarse blades for drywall.
Thanks again

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Take a look at this unique blade made by Imperial. Even if you only have one of these in the toolbox, I think you’ll find it very useful.

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I had purchased some no-name cheap blades on Amazon to try out. Just the other day, I was on my last one of the "wood with nails" blades and changed it out to a brand new Fein brand starlock blade and the Fein blade just blasted through the nails with very little effort. It went through probably 10 framing nails before I put the thing away.

So I guess my point is that there is a difference in the quality of the blades.
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