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Old 09-30-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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First, many thanks to rainroosty for filling in yesterday. Great tip, friend!

Hard to believe it's October already. Read on for today's tip!

Do you have greasy, dirty tools in your toolbox, on your workbench or in the trunk of your car? If so, it's time to clean them up!

Here are the things you will need:
Joy liquid dishwashing soap
Bucket
Dishwashing gloves
Nylon scrub brush
Dish towels
  • Add a generous squirt of Joy to the empty bucket.
  • Fill the bucket with hot water.
  • Drop in your dirty, greasy tools. Let them soak for at least 5 minutes.
  • Using the gloves to protect your hands, pull the tools out one at a time. Most of the grease should already be gone from them. Scrub the tools vigorously with the nylon brush to remove any remaining grease or debris.
  • Rinse the tools in clear water and dry them with the dish towel. It is important to make sure they are completely dry before you put them away so that they will not rust.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Good tip but I like to clean things with Thunderbolt from Dollar General. A great degreaser.


Do they still make Joy? I thought Joy had been replaced by New Dawn?
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Originally Posted by Cunucu Beach View Post
Good tip but I like to clean things with Thunderbolt from Dollar General. A great degreaser.


Do they still make Joy? I thought Joy had been replaced by New Dawn?
Yes, Joy is still around. Dawn is very similar and would probably work just as well. I went with the one recommended on the tool care web site.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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I use "Fantastik Heavy Duty" that works well too. Clean and wipe dry in just a few seconds in most cases.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:36 AM
 
Location: I never said I was perfect so no refunds here sorry!
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Great tip PJ....its always a good idea to keep your tool clean
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Yup....gotta keep the tools clean. You can also use Goo Gone for all the sticky stuff.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I use some degreaser and then spay the non-stainless ones with WD40.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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My only tools are a hammer and two different kinds of screw drivers.
I keep them in the same drawer as my kitchen utensils.
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Wait until wife is away for 2 hrs or more. Load dishwasher with everything in toolbox. Run on pots & pans cycle w/heated dry. Be sure to empty before wife returns.
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: USA
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Great tip if I had some tools
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