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Blades for Makita Multi Cutter

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Jupiter01, 25 Sep 2019.

  1. Jupiter01

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    I own a 18v Makita multi-tool and its had the same blade for quite some time. I am sure this needs to be replaced as I've given it plenty of abuse!

    It currently has a blade similar for this and I primarily use it for wood
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    I've seen plenty of sets you can buy but I think I just want one decent "universal" blade. Can someone recommend one please?
     
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    We give our multitool blades plenty of abuse and they last from 2 days to 2 weeks..... Basically because of the quantity we use it's generally a case of using cheap Rodax bimetallic blades or Bryson bimetallics when we can get them, or sometimes Saxton bimetallic blades. I find the Bryson ones to be the best of the three but I avoid other cheaper blades these days as they tend to be on the thin side which makes them more prone to flexing in the cut (not good if you want a straight cut). BTW this is for use on timbers which often contain nails, so carbon steel blades last one or two cuts at most in our (current) environmentpp. If you aren't using loads of blades the Bosch Curvetec blades cut beautifully accurately, last a good while but also cut faster than conventional straight blades - but they do cost a lot so I reserve them for my own use!
     
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    I use the erbauer and they're good.
    They're sharp and don't bend, but if you hit a nail they go flat immediately.
    Not bad for the price though
     
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    No universal blades, you buy wood [which will also cut plastic] or metal [which will also cut plastic and wood slowly].
     
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    For demolition/refurb work (in timber) I buy/am supplied with bimetallic blades - these don't blunt the minute you hit metal (like a nail or screw) but equally they don't cut metal all that long, either. For timber I prefer the Japanese tooth blades, which are carbon steel, won't cut metal at all and get damaged really easily. Their big plus is that they will cut softer, clear grained (i.e.not knotty) timber lightening fast. Beware, though, because unlike regular tooth blades these can cut into the flesh if you are careless. TBH I don't think there is such a thing as a universal blade, but the bimetallic ones I've mentioned above get the nearest. And yes, I've used Erbauer blades a few times when I've run out. They are nothing special (try a Bosch Curvetec and you'll see what I mean). Maybe I'm just in a tougher environment
     
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