The BEST SAW You've NEVER HEARD OF!! (Multitools–Great For Remodeling!)
The BEST SAW You've NEVER HEARD OF!! (Multitools–Great For Remodeling!)
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Many DIYers have never even heard of the best saw for remodelers–the oscillating multitool! Multitools are much overlooked, but they can completely change your carpentry game. In this video, The Honest Carpenter explains what makes them so great.
The BEST SAW You’ve NEVER HEARD OF!! (Multitool–Great For Remodeling!)
Oscillating multitools–or, just “multitools”–are electric tool that vibrates a bit or blade side to side in roughly a 1/2″ sweep. By producing this motion, they power the bit or blade to perform a function with great control.
Multitools can be used as sanders, with sanding attachments, and their shape lets them get into places where palm sanders can’t. Also, they have several popular scraping and grout-cutting attachments.
But, as a professional remodeler, I’ve always primarily used multitools as a SAW. I think their cutting function is what makes them so extraordinary.
By utilizing their narrow, side-to-side vibration, you can easily make PLUNGE CUTS–something that nearly all other power saws struggle with.
Multitools can also make FLUSH CUTS, because of their offset bent necks. The blades can be set directly on a surface, and used to cut protruding material at the base.
Multitools also utilize metal-cutting bits for cutting or notching light-gauge metal.
Oscillating Multitools do have a couple drawbacks:
–They’re very loud, and blades are sharp. Use it with both hands, and don’t pass a moving blade over your body. You may drop it!
–They go through blades quickly (multitool blades wear out)
–They become ineffective when blades are dull. The multitool will bind up, or take forever to cut.
–They aren’t great for long cuts. Save those for your circular saw or even jigsaw.
Otherwise, because of their ability to make drop cuts, multitools are a dream come true for people remodeling or renovating houses!
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Wish I saw this before I did all the trim in my house! Haha this is good to know for next time
tis video is very helpful… thanks
the only problem with this tool is the blade fast mount system… under repeated load the blade will brake at the attachment point thus scrapping the blade often before the the teeth have dulled buy one without the quick mount blade system such as the rockwell or buy the Fein which is hands down the best… they accept the full round mount blades which are far more sturdy and precise
Good for undercutting skirting boards and architrave so you can slide laminate flooring under and not have to use a strip to clad the edges
I have one and its great although you’re wise to practice for straight cuts.
OK it’s a handy tool?
I have a $30 harbor freight one. Built my workbench with it. Didn’t know it could cut fasteners. Used a $12 angle grinder for that.
Very good video. Keep it up!!
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hi. I’m a DIY newbie who recently acquired an oscillating multi-tool. I’m hoping you can create a video on how to maintain/clean an oscillating multi-tool. Thanks
Use fued diablo carbide blade it last forever and twice as effective as other brands
It’s not the most powerful, but I like the trigger control. Makes fine cuts super easy.
Just bought my first one! Thanks for your usual simple explanation! You’ve replaced my Dad for handywoman repair advice
I just bought a cordless multitool from Dewalt and when I put the blade on it isn’t straight but is angled off center to left. I’ve tried different blades but still not straight. Is this normal or do I have a defective product?
thank you for the info.
the best one is the milwaukee fuel. the dewalt one suck
Regarding the danger when you drop the tool: don’t they switch off when dropped?
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"The Honest Carpenter" "The best SAW" thumbnail and video about an oscillating tool. I’ve burned through three now, but never called it a saw. Don’t know anyone who does.
De Walt tools SUCK heavy and no power.
I just bought the Dewalt combo tool kit today and thanks to you I now know what the multitool is for! Thanks for this SOOO helpful Video!
This is by far one of my favorite tools out of all the dewalts I have, the battery 4ah actually last a lot longer than you would expect too. I use it for replacing subflooring all the time and drywall.
Thank you for this video. I had never heard of this tool before today. This is the first video I saw that explains how it works.
Agreat tool with out a doubt. EXCEPT when you have to replace the blade and you find out how much they cost.
I love it. It’s amazing. I love the Diablo blades
I Was looking for a battery powered De Walt at local Stores in Chandler. No luck so I bought a plug-in Craftsman. Works great I feel it is overheating. Will probability take it back and try finding a battery de Walt or Ryobi.
Why do you say best saw you’ve never heard of? Millions of people own these oscillating saws and whether they call them saws or not – they have ALL heard of them! Click Bait !
Is this What u would use to cut a cabinet outer side panel that forms the fridge “cubby”? It comes down from the cabinet above the fridge; the panel bends inward & I need to remove it to pull the fridge out.
A set of hair clippers on steroids. I love mine and use it quite often.
Funny you mentioned surgical precision because this type of saw is actually used by orthopaedic surgeons to cut bone for hip and knee replacement.
Fein multi tool is the best by far.
The milwaukee fuel puts the Dewalt to shame
Another thing I like about the tool is you can turn the blade 90 degrees if need be and it works the same. I did this on a 6′ T&G vinyl flooring cut yesterday. The tool being parallel to the material helped me keep it more steady instead of being perpendicular like it is normally used. Great video!
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Can and should it be used with counter top removal
Multitool is useful, but blades are not durable and expensive. At least Dremel blades.
The key to using an oscillating saw is using a good quality oscillating saw but also using a sharp blade. A blunt blade binds up in the material and the saw just vibrates your hand. The blades can be expensive but a sharp blade and using a technique that will allow debris to clear from the teeth will help you use this saw efficiently and safely for years. I know people who will bury this thing into wood expecting it to cut like a chainsaw. The material burns or melts, the blade gets hot, the teeth go dull in your hand and arm are bearing the brunt of all the vibration. I cannot do a day’s work without picking up my DeWalt oscillating saw at least once.
I own a cheap one of these and have used it once or twice . After watching your video i will try it on more projects
These bad boys were the essential tool on the Habitat for Humanity site I volunteered on last year. With volunteer labor, mistakes are a pretty common occurrence and the multitool made short work of correcting them.
Only one problem… My girlfriend grab mine, and now i`ll need to get a new one. She loves it.
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No sparks either when you use it to cut metal as opposed to a grinder which is a potential fire hazard.
Seriously, this is the first video, of many…oh, so many…tbat actually explained what this tool is good for.
Not how good it is, but what its good for,.
I’m using dcs356 right now and it’s so freaking awesome :3
wow I was wondering how i am gonna cut a square hole on a hardie backer and this tool looks very promising to me
I call them an electric chisel
You mentioned the blades dull quickly, I heard you can sharpen or cut new teeth by putting the blade in a vice and tale a file to it.
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