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on June 14, 2012
These blades work great on drywall and soft wood. However, they do not stand up to the occasional nail as well as the finer toothed version. But on drywall/softwood, they're terrific.
Oshlun seems to have a solid reputation in the blade biz, so i tried these after first getting the finer toothed, less-expensive, HCS version, the MMA 1003. Oshlun uses a funky code on HCS blade model numbers that you need to know to get the right blade for the job. The first 2 digits are the blade quality, tooth characterization, and width: 03= basic HCS, finer tooth, 1 1/3" width; 04 = basic HCS, finer tooth, 2 2/3" width; 10 = high precision, coarser tooth, 1 1/3"; 11 = high precision, coarser tooth, 2 2/3", etc.. The last 2 digits are the size of the pack, and the alphabetic code determines compatibility with various mfgr's oscillating tools. I find this enumeration system unintuitive - but you have to know it to get the right blade for the job. I've found that the coarser 1003 cuts much faster on drywall and soft woods; where the 0303 is easier to control and works better for me on harder woods). the 2 2/3" blades are useful when you are attempting straight cuts.
I recommend that you get up to speed on Oshlun's funky enumeration system before you buy any blades so that you get the best blade for your application. Details and photos are available on the Oshlun site. Amazon doesn't specify TPI, so you have to know the blade code before ordering. All HCS blades are the same quality.
I use these on my Bosch multitool as they are OIS compatible. i find them to be just as good as the competition and a less-expensive alternative to the Bosch HCS blades.
I hope this helps avoid the confusion I initially had. The blades are good, the code not so much. Recommended.