Beware of purists
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: beyond the pale
You'll be the cause of rust on your tools if you're not careful.
Keep a slightly oily rag with your tools. At the end of each working session with your tools, take your oily rag and wipe them down.
Only takes a minute. Maybe fifty years from now you'll still be using the same tools because you took a few seconds to wipe them down.
Make it a habit. If you touch it,wipe it down. I used a Craftsman chisel I bought in 1972 this afternoon. Still works and looks good. Guess why?
Your 3-in-1 oil is fine. No need to spend big bucks on special sprays, waxes, and magical potions. Your oily rag is good enough.
"Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity." Hanlon's Razor
Last edited by sgcz75b; 04-10-2019 at 08:09 PM.