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I bought a HF single speed oscillating saw, bought a set of Chinese blades from eBay, their ok but go dull pretty fast. Can anyone recommend an inexpensive blade brand that's good? Or do I have to spend $40 for 6 Milwaukee blades?
 

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Do you mean reciprocating. If so you could give Masterforce from Menards a try. surprisingly many of there brand is made in the US of A.

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I just reshapen mine.
 

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Pretty much different uses also. The recip saw (tiger saw, wrecking saw) is primarily rough cut. Hack off a pipe, cut out a nail embedded two bye, rip out a wall, etc. oscillating is more for finish work, eg fine cuts on sheetrock, wood etc....particularly in cases where you are cutting against a flat surface that won’t accommodate a big old blade poking through. Won’t much see A framing crew with an oscillating tool....or a fine finish carpenter making regular use of a wrecking saw. Ron
 

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I'm replacing the windows and the siding will come right after. As such, I'm reshaping the window rough openings, esp for larger egress windows. I started from inside and cutting away some of the wall studs with oscillating saw. Slower than recip saw, but still able. Cut to some depth then split it away with a chisel and pry bar. Then cut some more.
I got mine bulk from amazon and usually follow better reviews. Always read one star reviews first to clear the chaff.
 

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You get what you pay for with most tools. What is difficult is that so many oscillating blades are sold as "tungsten" when they have maybe a molecule of tungsten coating tool steel. I get longest life with the DeWalt carbide oscillating blades.



One thing with the Fein tools is that there is a much larger selection of blades that work with them. The downside is that the Fein tools cost 2-4 times as much for the tool and it would take me a lifetime to reach a breakeven point with cheap blades.
 

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I use a Fein Q250, and cheap blades. Even the $17 blades wear out and/or break, so I'd rather have the use of the $1.50 blade for as long as it will work, since we go through so many of them. It's in use every day.
 
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