Jon Eakes
Thumb
Play Video

Blade Wear

Tooth Breakage & Wear

All blades wear and the Japanese teeth can break off, but with certain techniques you can make them last longer than usual.  At times you need to make the cut despite the knowledge that it will scrap your blade, like using the nail cutting bi-metal blades to cut a hardened screw or an ancient square iron spike when the alternative is either not getting the job done, or having to create far more damage in digging out the offending fastener.

On the other hand, when a blade is dead and cuts no more, quit trying to use it -- you are just engaging in an exercise in frustration.

 

Learning Curve 88


Add A Comment

Glyphicons 310 comments brown Your Comments

Showing 1 comment

Viewing from newest to oldest – Reverse Glyphicons social 38 rss Subscribe by RSS Glyphicons social 38 rss Subscribe by Email

77ae353f183d73d3e3886133b8a57f70?d=identicon
mike hamilton on October 26, 2015 20:01

these tools are great EXCEPT for the cost of the blades !
reminds me of printers.
cheap but for the cost of the ink!

Hello Mike,
The only good news is that with more and more manufacturers making oscillating tools and blades, the cost is coming down.
But as is often said, there are some jobs that just can't be done well without this tool, and then the blade's cost is less bothersome - especially if you are paying by the hour.
-- Jon

Add A Comment

I encourage you to help develop the topic of this page by sharing your advice/comments/wisdom/personal experience/etc on this specific subject through the form below. Although I have developed most of this site with the encyclopedic concept of research and verification of information—I cannot vouch for anything contained in the comments below, but I may pick up, develop and include ideas put forward here into the primary entries. Please sign your name so we know who to give credit to. Your picture will show up next to your comment, here and elsewhere, if you sign up with Gravatar - jon

 

 

Please note that comments now need to be approved before appearing on the site to combat spam problems.
Sorry for the delay!