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Cleaning up old power tools
« on: June 19, 2016, 07:59:32 pm »
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I just acquired an old Mastercraft drill press for 20 bucks. It was quite heavily rusted in some parts, but nothing a good sanding can't cure. It seems to be in working order too, which is really pleasing for the price I paid.
What can be done with the shaft and bases to prevent further rusting from occuring? Since it is quite big, it will be stored in my shed (for a lack of a better word) and will pass winter there. I plan on heating the shed a bit this winter, so I can store my most cumbersome tools in there.
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Re: Cleaning up old power tools
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 11:18:13 pm »
A light coat of machine oil will help prevent rusting