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IB How-To-Series: Safely Remove Old Paint And Glazing From Windows

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Many homeowners look at new tools that come onto the market each year and simply ask: “Why would I need that?” To answer that question for the Oscillating Multi-Tool I would pose this question: “Do you live in an older …

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Application Series: Scraping at the Surfaces

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With the largest range of scraping accessories for the oscillating multi-tool, Imperial Blades provides DIYers with three different options. While all of the blades will do the basic job of scraping up adhesive, caulk, putty, and paint; Each one provides …

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Minimizing the Edge on Narrowing Multi-Tool Accessories

Multi-tool accessories often come with unique attributes, in regards to cutting capabilities. Being a manufacturer in an industry with little room for error, we commonly have customers asking for narrower and narrower blades. Well… What does narrow mean in regards …

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APPLICATION SERIES: High Speed Steel Defining Imperial Blades Endurance

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The HSS blades are made of high speed steel, are very thin and therefore produce a very fine cut line or kerf. These blades come in three styles: a full round circle, a segment (a full round blade minus a …

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How To Use an Oscillating Multi-Tool Efficiently

We not only care about what blades you select, but we also want to provide a bit of insight on the proper use of a multi-tool. Most power tools will either pull chips out of a hole or throw them …

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Cost Per Cut: Google Isn’t The Only Industry Concerned About CPC Prices

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In following up on last weeks’ article, we have now established the need for the best “cost blade” over the “best price” blade.  So now where do we go to get these blades? All of the ads for the different …

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Time is Money: Choosing the Right Saw Blades for Your Multi-Tool

How much do the blades cost for your oscillating multi-tool? Did you like the ones that came with the tool? Do you want to find the cheapest blade? Do you want to find the blade with the lowest cost? I’m …

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Time Out for Blade Testing

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An article in a recent issue of a woodworking magazine has compared oscillating multi tool blades. We all like to read the tool testing articles. We want to know what the experts think. I prefer the testing done on site …

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Why are there so many different blades?

It can be confusing when you go to the store and look at the wide selection of blades for your Multimaster, Multi-X, Sonicrafter, or any of the many oscillating multi tools. There are blades for wood, blades for metal, blades …

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Why do Oscillating Multi Tool blades wear out so quickly?

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Why do Oscillating Multi Tool blades wear out so quickly? For the most part it comes down to heat and technique. Although the quality may vary greatly in the blades that are available, high temperature and poor technique are  the …

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