Multi-Tool Basics and Tips | Mitre 10 Easy As

Multi-Tool Basics and Tips | Mitre 10 Easy As


The multi-tool is one
of my favorite tools, and it has a ton
of uses, and it’ll save you a truckload of time. And they’re dead easy to use. There’s a number of attachments
available that that’ll help you out with all sorts of jobs. I’m going to show
you some basic uses, and you’ll see just
how handy they are. Now, what we’ve got here
is a classic example of where a pot plant’s
been sitting on the deck, the decking boards have now
got a little bit dozy and ugly, so I’m going to show you how the
multi-tool can help remove it. Now for this job, I’m
using a multi-tool with our woodcutting blade. And also, I’ve got a depth
gauge on the front here. I’ve set that to 35 mil, the
exact thickness of our decking. So I’m not going to hit
our joisting behind. When cutting into hard
wood, reduce the speed to ensure it doesn’t
burn out the blade. And don’t press too hard. Just let the tool do the work. I’ve got two more
nails that are sitting underneath this trellis. Now, to get to that, I’m going
to use the multi-tool again. Now, I’m just going to take
out our woodcutting blade and swap it over with
our metal cutting blade. And that’s just going to
cut through those nails. Lovely. There we go, decking
board easily removed. Now, another great use
for the mighty multi-tool is our little
detail sander here. This quite easily just
clips straight on, and I’ve got this
little Velcro 240 grit sandpaper that just sits on
there quite nice and neat like that. Now, I want to give this
chair a restain so it’s the perfect opportunity
for us to use our multi-tool little
detail sander here. [SANDING] Just like that, one old
chair ready for a stain. Another fantastic
attachment that we can slip on the old multi-tool
is this grout removal blade. Now, one of the most
important things you’ve got to watch out
for when removing the grout is to make sure you don’t hit
any of the surrounding tiles. Now, if you are going to be
removing any lino or adhesive off the floor,
these scraper blades are absolutely fantastic. Now, another fantastic
use for our multi-tool is for cutting
holes in gib board. Now, I’ve got this little
plasterboard cutting blade. We’ll just simply
clip that in there, and I can rotate that to
whatever position I like. Clip it in, and away we go. One tool, so many uses. You can see why it’s
one of my favorites.

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