A multi tool, or multi cutter, is capable of performing a wide range of functions that, for various reasons, other tools are often unable to perform. You can use this tool for anything from sanding and sawing small sections of awkwardly-placed wood, to quickly and easily removing grouting from tiles. It works by moving the head from side to side by a tiny fraction, which causes the blade or sanding pad to perform tiny cutting or sanding motions. You can see an illustration on the right of the cutting action.
One of the main advantages of a multi tool is the huge variety of compatible accessories available. The range includes sanding and scraping accessories, as well as blades for sawing and plunge-cutting wood, metal, soft materials, plastic and more.
Another advantage of a multi cutter is its small size. They are compact and lightweight enough to allow working in very tight spaces, even for long periods. They also have a very comfortable grip diameter. The size of these multi tools combined with the offset blade allows very easy flush cutting. This is useful for applications such as fitting flooring along skirting boards. It also makes it easy for cutting complex recesses for plug sockets or cutting tiny slivers of material. When sanding, the small size enables the use of a triangular sanding pad which can sand right into small corners.
If you are having trouble deciding which oscillating multi tool you want, here are some features to consider:-
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