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Recommend Oscillating Blades

Just wondering if anyone has tried different brands of oscillating blades and can recommend one that has a good balance of performance/price.

I’ve been using cheap mastercraft/princess auto blades that are OK at best, just wondering if spending more on brand names are worth it.

Minimal metal work, mostly wood.
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adblink182 wrote: Just wondering if anyone has tried different brands of oscillating blades and can recommend one that has a good balance of performance/price.

I’ve been using cheap mastercraft/princess auto blades that are OK at best, just wondering if spending more on brand names are worth it.

Minimal metal work, mostly wood.
I've been buying cheap blades off of Amazon. Trashing a $2 blade after hitting a trim nail is way less painful than a $15 blade.
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I was looking for the same thing, ordered up these two packages from Amazon however haven't tried them out yet. One set is Carbide so should be very durable for screws, the other Titanium costed is more a general blade for wood, metal, nails.

EZARC Titanium Oscillating Multitool Blade for Wood, Metal and Hard Material, 3-Pack
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07239 ... UTF8&psc=1

EZARC Oscillating Tool Blades Carbide Multitool Saw Blades for Hard Material, Hardened Metal, Nails, Bolts and Screws, 3-Pack
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07YDM ... UTF8&psc=1
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adblink182 wrote: Just wondering if anyone has tried different brands of oscillating blades and can recommend one that has a good balance of performance/price.

I’ve been using cheap mastercraft/princess auto blades that are OK at best, just wondering if spending more on brand names are worth it.

Minimal metal work, mostly wood.
Right on time for a pretty good comparison video, tho he is testing on nail and screw, I'd imagine durability would scale similarly for wood.


spoiler: EZARC is best value
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blackn54 wrote: Right on time for a pretty good comparison video, tho he is testing on nail and screw, I'd imagine durability would scale similarly for wood.


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Awesome! I love this guy's videos. Thanks
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MrFrugal1 wrote: I've been buying cheap blades off of Amazon. Trashing a $2 blade after hitting a trim nail is way less painful than a $15 blade.
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I've also had a case where a blade hit an unexpected nail, and it actually busted the oscillating cam in the tool's gearbox instead of shearing the blade itself.

I'll tolerate going through a lot of $5 blades compared to the $75 to get a replacement Bosch gearbox (if it wasn't DIY repair I would've tossed the tool.)
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hoob wrote: I've also had a case where a blade hit an unexpected nail, and it actually busted the oscillating cam in the tool's gearbox instead of shearing the blade itself.

I'll tolerate going through a lot of $5 blades compared to the $75 to get a replacement Bosch gearbox (if it wasn't DIY repair I would've tossed the tool.)
I'm not a fan of many mastercraft tools but my $30 oscillating tool has worked well for several years...they go on sale a few times a year for this price. Def easier to just replace the tool at this price!
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I bought a cheapie mix of blades from Mastercrap and they were/are garbage. A few in there I wouldnt have bought otherwise and it was good to get one or 2 of them that way. I have mainly used the Ridgid ones and they have served me well (mine is a Ridgid Jobmax so I had the blades that came with it and they seemed good, so kept getting them).

To be fair, much like my circular saw, I dont buy blades that often. I dont use it professionally.

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