10 DIY PROJECTS THAT MAKE USE OF THE MULTI-FUNCTION TOOL
If you don’t already have a multitool, invest in one and you’ll wonder how you managed without one. In one portable power tool, you get a saw, scraper, sander, and grinder. Multi-function tool applications are diverse as well, because the multitool can finish work in inaccessible locations, speeding up the completion of tough projects.
Trim Cut In
Adding or altering internal partitions required more demolition than construction prior to the invention of the multitool. You can now make a surgical cut anywhere on the wall, but particularly around the baseboard and other trim surfaces.
Cutting the doorjamb and trimmings to create place for new flooring is the only neat way to instal it in an existing area. Previously, this necessitated the use of a costly (and sometimes dangerous) flush-cutting circular saw or tedious hand-cutting. It’s no problem with the multitool.
Flush cuts are a breeze thanks to the offset design of the multitool’s blades. Although copper tubing is being cut here, bimetal blades may be used to produce the similar cut in steel, for example, if a nail is protruding out someplace and you need to get rid of it without disrupting the surroundings.
You may simply wish to replace the grout in a bath area to freshen it up, or you may need to do extensive bath renovations or repairs, such as replacing a shower valve. The carbide-grit attachment on an multitool may cut both grout and tile if necessary.
Cabinet Installation and Modifications
An multitool with a saw blade is the fastest method to cut slots, squares, and notches in cabinets, whether you’re installing them, changing them to fit a new sink or dishwasher, or adding new hardware, such as a slide-out pantry. The ability to offset the tool axis with respect to the saw blade is a significant benefit that speeds up and simplifies the cut.
With an overhaul that involves sanding, cutting holes for weather stripping, and removing layers of old paint, you can enhance the function, look, weather tightness, and energy efficiency of old wood windows. All of these may be accomplished using the sanding, grinding, and saw-blade attachments of an multitool.
Thin Plank Flooring Install
It takes a lot of willpower to put down thin plank flooring. Cut-outs for floor registers, among other things, are required. Laying the flooring over the duct termination and plunging cutting through one piece of flooring at a time with a half round is the best method to do this operation.
Preparing to paint, at its most fundamental level, includes four steps: Cleaning to remove dirt, grease, and mildew; scraping to remove loose paint; sanding to smooth off areas roughened by scraping; and fixing and concealing flaws like nail holes and cracks. Finally, it’s time to prime. A multitool’s triangular sanding tip makes it easier to smooth rough wood in corners, sand down wood filler, and smooth over jagged edges of scraped paint.
Unusual Sanding Jobs
Narrow edges are found on doors, shutters, and furniture, among other things, and an multitool’s long narrow design, paired with its triangular sanding pad, makes it particularly well-suited for smoothing these surfaces.
Using an multitool with a bimetal or carbide-grit blade that will not only cut the drywall but also survive impact with a drywall nail or screw is a clean, uncomplicated way to produce a hole in drywall for a switch box or outlet receptacle.
If this has inspired you to tackle some of these projects, the flexible Multi-Function Tool from Ozito’s PXC series is a must-have for house maintenance. It’s perfect for all of the applications stated above. Quick and easy accessory swaps will be provided by the tool-free accessory changing and hook and loop paper attachment. You may adjust the speed to better fit the work at hand with variable speed control.