Oscillating cutting machine
PUBLISHED : 2019-05-17
Oscillating cutting machine work by moving a blade or other attachment back and forth a very small distance—usually 2 to 4 degrees—at a speed of up to 22,000 oscillations per minute. At that speed, the motion feels like a vibration. Within that range of oscillation, the general principle to keep in mind is that the larger the oscillation, the faster the tool will work; the smaller the oscillation, the finer and more controlled will be the cut. Because the range of motion is so small, oscillating tools don't spray sawdust and debris the way circular cutters do, and because the blade moves alternately in both directions, the tool is unlikely to kick back the way a circular tool can.