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    What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    I thought that just moistening a rag with Camilla oil and wiping down my hand planes, chisels and saws after use was all I needed to do. However, when I do this and leave the tool be for a few days or more it gets all gummy. 3-1 oil doesn't seem to do this but I'm not crazy about getting that stuff all over my hands. Any other solutions out there?

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    I like Moovit alot - http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/pag...415,43440&ap=1
    I've always used paste wax on my plane bodies, cast iron, and rules and it's always worked well. I use Moovit on plane irons, chisels, saws, etc.

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    I use paste wax. It works ok but I don't get into a twist about a little rust on my tools.

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris C View Post
    I use paste wax. It works ok but I don't get into a twist about a little rust on my tools.
    What he said.
    I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    When I think about it I wipe the planes with Ballistol, also mineral oil is scent free and does not get gummy.
    Wax works if you can get good coverage without a heavy buildup. Mixing wax with mineral oil is a common solution.



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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    I bought plane sacks for handplanes

    http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/pag...at=1,230,41182

    been lucky so far and havent had issues with chisels so do nothing special for them

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    How about WD-40? I buy it by the gallon & use a pump spray gun. It is a decent lub. & it keeps water/moisture off your tools. That's what it was really invented to do. That "wd" is for water displacement and that was the 40th formula they came up with.

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    What he said 2x!

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Worth a close study if you are serious about rust.

    https://www.brownells.com/aspx/learn...aspx?lid=12616

    Keep in mind this is a 72 hour test and WD-40 mostly evaporates after a week.



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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    WD-40 is one of those things you do every couple of weeks. WD-40 also evaporates much slower in a closed environment such as a tool chest, drawer etc.

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    ​With Enough Thrust Pigs Fly Just Fine.

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    One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." -Elbert Hubbard

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    I don't actually do this, I've been adding a coat of wax and so far it's working rather well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npKo1y2e8RI

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Mobil 1 5-20 weight motor oil. I use an oil moistened cloth in a jar and the "rag-in-a-can" process. The Mobile 1 has very little odor and doesn't feel oily in use of the tool when used with such a light application/coating.

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    I use CRC 3-36 on hand tools, power tools and any metal surface I want protected from rust. It has worked great for me for years.

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    I use Kroil for #### near everything that I can. It penetrates and breaks loose stuck together parts better than anything else I've used. I also use it to clean my firearms.

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