The right tool for the job: Multi-tool blades
If you've read our previous blog on the wonders of the multi-tool, you’ll know what a versatile tool it really is. This small but powerful invention is ideal for achieving precise results in smaller areas, and for a wide range of applications: sanding, polishing, sawing, cutting, rasping … and much, much more. Its adaptability is largely down to the fact that multi-tools can accept a huge range of blades and attachments, which allows this wonder tool to work a huge range of materials, everything from ceramic, masonry and wood to metal and brick. And it’s genius when it comes to removing substances like adhesive, paint, caulk and grout.

Like many power tools on the market, most multi-tools will come with a couple of general-purpose blades, and you might be tempted to use them, regardless of the material that you’re working: wood, metal or anything else.

But general-purpose means just that, so why would you use a generic attachment … when you can get a specialised accessory or blade, perfect for your needs?

There are so many to choose from, too – an absolute multi-verse of multi-tool blades, if you will – and to help you navigate it, we've put together a handy guide defining the various types, their applications and design materials. So if you've thought about getting yourself a multi-tool and/or some blades to go with it, this blog is for you!

Blade basics

With so much to know about multi-tool attachments, it's hard to know where to start. So let's begin with some basics. When deciding which accessories / blades to choose, consider the following: teeth per inch (TPI), blade composition and blade shape.

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