Diablo carbide oscillating inserts offer universal compatibility and longer life
As a professional in this trade, you'll find yourself using oscillating tools to make plunge cuts in tough materials like metal and studded wood. Less frequent blade changes reduce downtime and lead to better overall results. Fortunately, Diablo engineered carbide oscillating blades stand the test of time to help you make precise cuts in tough applications.
Diablo Carbide Oscillating Blade – Great Deal
Two types of Diablo carbide oscillating blades are available: a curved contact edge version for general cutting and a straight edge carbide tooth version for fast cutting of metals. Both blade styles are available in various sizes and feature a universal fit or Starlock interface.
Diablo claims that carbide oscillating blades last 50 times longer than standard bimetallic blades. Additionally, they feature black ICE (Industrial Coolant) coated teeth for heat resistance and chip evacuation.
For a curved general-purpose blade, the Diablo tells us to expect extreme durability when cutting materials like studded wood, clean wood, metal, plastic, and PVC. The blade's curved edge is designed to create a pilot point in your material to aid in precise cutting. It should also reduce vibration, thus extending blade life.
The universal interface features an adapter-free design, making it compatible with all oscillating tool brands. The Starlock interface is compatible with Starlock adapter tools as well as some non-Starlock multi-tools from several brands. Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee, Ridgid, and Festool tools support this interface.
If you have Craftsman, DeWalt, Dremel, Hart, or Porter-Cable brand oscillating tools, you should stick with the general purpose ones.
- 1-1/2" depth of cut
- Starlock curved edge blades available in 1-1/4" or 3-1/8" widths
- Universal curved edge blades available in 1-1/4" or 2-3/4" widths
After extensive testing to find the best oscillating multi-tools, we've got an idea for accessories. We can't help but notice the use of three open areas on the curved blade. These should help remove debris when making deeper cuts in wood. Blade composition is important, but so is the ability of the attachment to remove material from the cutting path!
Similar results can be obtained from the narrow throat of a 1.25-inch carbide oscillating multitool insert. Overall, it's a great design.
Diablo's carbide oscillating blades come in multiple configurations, so there is no one price. For a single blade server, expect to pay anywhere from $20 to $40, depending on the size and interface you prefer.
There are also 3-pack combos available for $43 or more. With the three-pack, you can save about 30% in the long run, so we like that option. We haven't seen a multi-pack of curved blade carbide inserts yet.
- Depth of cut: 1-1/2 inches
- material: metal
- Compatibility: Universal; Star Lock
- Tooth Design: Carbide
- Cutting Width: 1-1/4"; 3-1/8"