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One of the best feelings in the world is when you get a new tool and it works perfectly for years on end. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. More often than not, tools start to wear down after a while and need to be replaced. However, there are some things you can do to keep your tools working well for years. In this blog post, we will discuss five ways to keep your woodworking tools in great condition!
Why Do Metal Tools Rust?
Metal tools corrode when they come in contact with oxygen and moisture. The metal reacts with the other elements, creating a new compound called rust. Rust often has a reddish color and can be extremely difficult to remove from woodworking tools after it forms.
Rust can occur on woodworking tools that are used in woodworking projects, but it can also happen when woodworking tools are stored. If you keep your woodworking tools in a damp area where they are exposed to air and moisture, particularly if they get wet during storms or floods, rust may form on them over time. The rate at which rust forms on woodworking tools depends on the type of metal, the quality of the metal, and the environment in which they are stored.
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How To Reduce Humidity In Your Work Shop?
One of the best ways to keep your woodworking tools in top condition is to reduce humidity levels in your work shop. High humidity can cause wood to swell and metal tools to rust. There are several things you can do to lower humidity levels:
-Install a dehumidifier.
-Use a wood stove or fireplace to warm up the room and dry out wood furniture and other items.
-Open the windows to let fresh air circulate in the work shop.
-Use fans to circulate air and reduce moisture buildup on surfaces.
-Wipe down woodwork with oil or wax periodically which will help prevent rusting from moisture build up.
-Store woodworking tools in a dry place when not in use.
-Clean and oil woodworking tools after each use to help protect them from moisture.
-Repair leaky pipes or windows that cause moisture buildup on surfaces.
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Zerust Rust Preventative:
SandFlex Blocks (Amazon):
B’Laster Teflon Dry Lube Spray:
What Is B’Laster Teflon Dry Lube Spray?
B’Laster Dry Lube Spray is a high performance, Teflon-fortified dry lubricant that protects woodworking tools and equipment against rust, corrosion and friction. Its unique blend of ingredients prevents squeaking, binding and sticking while displacing moisture.
Simple Green Purple:
What Is Pro HD”Purple” Concentrated Cleaner & Degreaser?
Pro HD”Purple” Concentrated Cleaner & Degreaser is a powerful, industrial-strength cleaning product that removes grease and grime from woodworking tools. It’s great for woodworking power tools like routers or table saws, woodworking hand tools like chisels or hammers, wood glue, wood stains and wood finishes, woodworking workshop floors, woodworking shop windows and doors, woodworking shop walls and other surfaces around a woodworker’s workshop.
Small Stainless Steel Brushes:
What Is A Stainless Steel Brush Used For?
A stainless steel brush is a great tool to have in your woodworking arsenal. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including:
– Removing rust and corrosion from metal tools or parts.
– Cleaning gunk off of surfaces.
– Preparing metal surfaces for painting or other treatments.
– Shining up metal objects.
What Is Belt Dressing?
Belt dressing is a type of lubricant that is applied to the belt of a woodworking tool. This helps to keep the belt functioning properly and prevents it from wearing down over time. Belt dressing can also help to reduce noise levels, as well as heat generation. It is important to use belt dressing regularly, especially if you are using woodworking tools for long periods of time or everyday work.
The main benefit is that it will keep your woodworking tools running longer without breaking down. Belt dressing helps to minimize friction between two surfaces, which reduces wear and tear on both of them at once! As a result, you’ll get more use out of your woodworking tools and they’ll last longer.