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How to clean your tools

Putting tools away without cleaning them can result in rusty heads or even split handles. Here’s how to get them ready for their winter hibernation.

How to clean your tools
You’ll need a wire brush, steel file, bagged fine sand, steel wool, a bucket, rust protectant and linseed oil.
 
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1. Brush the tool
1. Brush the tool
Handyman Magazine

With the tool lying on a firm surface, use a wire brush to remove large material from the blade or head, paying attention to the grooves and joins, especially where the head meets the handle.

 
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