Can this be used for “Home Dentistry” applications? AKA DIY plaque removal?
Actually I believe that it can. Once. And only once.
And oscillating multi-tool is truly one tool that you likely do not have and you do not think you need, but once you’ve used one you’re going to wonder how you’ve gone without all your life.
(full disclosure: I own and prefer a DeWalt version, but PC is pretty good)
These tools were first developed for surgeons who needed to cut bone but not the surrounding tissue. You can put your finger on the edge of the blade and turn it on and you will not be cut (do not try this at home), but put it against your thumbnail and you’ll be screaming in pain in about two seconds.
But for homeowners, these are amazing! They make exacting cuts very quickly. Change the blades and you can cut through anything from soft wood to stone and marble.
Putting in hardwood flooring and need to undercut the molding around the doors? This is your tool, complete with depth guides.
Last weekend I used this tool to carve out a groove in some shelving for a locking mechanism.
The sanding attachments get into corners with ease.
The scraper blades are amazing for pulling up ceramic tile or linoleum.
I could go on and on, but trust me: Once you have this tool, you’ll be doing a project and think ‘how am I going to do that?’ and you’ll instantly think of your oscillating multi-tool.
I totally agree. I have a Ryobi version and use it a lot more than I thought I would. Amazing for plunge cuts, precise cuts and working in tight areas. Great for trimming overhang and for drywall.
I recently had to cut off some old stair ballusters that were nailed in. Cut them off flush, right through the nails. Hearing protection recommended, it can get loud.
All more that it needs is a hair-cutting attachment…