Types of oscillating tool blades

Are you looking for a blade that can do your specific job? But you are confused, you can’t define which one is perfect for that job. Then this article is for you because we are going to describe every types of oscillating tool blades.

There are lots of blades out on the market offers by the manufacturer. All the blades are for doing their specific job perfectly.

An oscillating tool is able to do many kinds of a job by simply using different kind blades. It is like an endless possibility of doing a various job. Such as sanding, rasping, cutting etc. Those blades are available in a variety range of size and shape.

Let’s see the types of oscillating tool blades (according to their use)

1. For cutting

This is a professional tool for cutting any kind of building material. So, there is variety range of cutting blades available. The flush cutting blade is for cutting a soft material like plastic, felt, rubber, wood, cardboard etc.

Oscillating tool metal cutting blades are very effective. You have to have Bi-metal blade for cutting metal.

2. For polishing

Polishing is the last stage of painting. To make a stable and fine tune, felt or bristle fleece pads are perfect blades. The final touch is necessary to it because it will protect your metal, plastic, stone and get a coat from discoloring.

3. Removing Grout

There is few kind of grout removal round blades available. Carbide and diamond edges are most popular. Carbide blades are cost-effective and mainly used for removing grout from tile joint, plaster, penetrable concrete. So, basically, this blade is of soft material.

On the other hand, diamond edge blades for harder material. This is costly and last two to three time longer than carbide blades. And also, can do the job that can be done by carbide blades.

4. For Sanding

There is various kind of round and triangular shape sanding pad with small, big and unusual shape can be found.

There is various kind of round and triangular shape sanding pad with small, big and unusual shape can be found. This is a must have oscillating tool blades for smoothing a rough surface.

5. For Scraping

Rigid and flexible blades are used to removing stubborn from silicone, carpet, or paint. Those blades are the mushroom shape and flexible wide straight. And also, suitable for any kind of material.

6. For rasping

For having an easier access to the user, there are three types of shape available. Those are triangular, round and finger shape. Use of sanding material. It is great for doing this work. You can get all the shape of blades to work smoothly.

7. Sawing

Mainly, sawing blades are in the shape of a semi-circle. There is also another shape available. Each shape is to do a particular job. However, variety shape is to give the user access to work in any kind of area.

All the above-mentioned blades are works well with their jobs. You just need to consider your type of work to use them.

8. Cutting drywall

An oscillating tool is the most precise solution for making a hole in a wall or ceiling, especially for an electric socket. At first mark, the place where you want to make a hole then use the metal cutting blade to make the hole.

Before choosing the right blade, you have considered some facts. Those are:

1. Type of work

First of all, you need to know what kind of work you're going to do with an oscillating tool. Note your work-list. Then find the suitable one. By doing this you will not miss any blade while working. Thus, you will save time and your work will go smoothly.

2. Compatibility of blade

If you find the perfect blade for work, then the next job is to check the compatibility with your existing oscillating tool. As the manufacturer made different size of blades, so, all the blades will not fit with your oscillating tool.

So, before buying a blade ensure that the blade is compatible.

3. Look for the material

As for example, carbide grit blade is for cutting soft material. On the other hand, diamond edge blade is at work with the harder material. So, check the material before getting your blade. Otherwise, it will be a total waste of time and money.

Quality of blade

For a fine cut and long last, the blade should be a high-quality product. Although, the maximum manufacturer of oscillating tool made the high-quality blade. If you are flexible with the budget, you can go for the multi-tools blades metal cutting in order to work with all kinds of materials.

Flush Cut Saw Blade 3/8”, ¾”, 1-3/16” Uses for flush cutting in wood, drywall or any other soft material.
Wood & Drywall Saw Blade 3” Used to make a hole in drywall or ceiling. The soft material can be cut out with this blade.
Grout Removal Blade 1/8” Used to remove grout from tiles, floor or wall.
Scraper Blade Two types: 1. Rigid scraper
2. Flexible scraper
1. The rigid scraper blade is for removing vinyl flooring, adhesive.
2. The flexible scrapper blade can remove caulk, old paint.
Sandpaper 60 grits, 80 grits For sanding material. It will make smoother than ever.
Bi-Metal Flush Cut Saw Blade for Metal and Wood 1-3/8” For cutting copper pipe, nuts and bolts. Especially for hard metal.

Note: The chart is only for popular blades.


The most important thing is to get most output is choosing the right blade for your work. A wrong selection will ruin all your hard work. So, know about your tools, blade and work, before making any decision.

However, this article is all about different types of oscillating tool blades. It might help you regarding choosing the right one. So, have the right blade for your oscillating tool and have fun with your work.

John Bryan

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Joseph - September 16, 2020

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Thanks for sharing. keep it up.


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