Top 5 Uses For Oscillating Tools

Discover five handy ways you can use this versatile tool when renovating your home

Oscillating tools are extremely versatile, with countless attachments for a variety of tasks including cutting, sanding and scraping.

Also known as multitools, they have dozens of handy uses. Here 5 ways you can use this versatile tool when renovating your home.


1. Making plunge cuts

Attach a plunge cutting blade, and use it to make cutouts in plasterboard, plywood or weatherboard, or for cutting out damaged sections of wall.

2. Undercutting door jambs

When installing floating floors, you’ll often need to trim the base of the doorjambs. Use a segment blade to trim the doorjamb, positioning a flooring offcut underneath the blade to align it at the correct height.

3. Slicing through fasteners

When replacing weatherboards or trim, you may encounter nails or screws that are impossible to remove. Slide a metal cutting blade behind the trim and cut them loose, protecting the wall surface with a sheet metal offcut

4. Removing grout

Fit your oscillating tool with a carbide grit segment blade and use it to quickly remove the grout between the tiles. It’s much faster than a handheld grout saw.

5. Scraping away adhesive

With a scraper attachment, an oscillating tool can be used to remove dried adhesives from hard surfaces, like concrete garage floors. You can also use it to remove silicone sealant, or to scrape away small concrete splashes after a masonry job.

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