How To Remove Rust And Insects From A Kitchen Saw

We know you never use a saw or drill, but even so you don’t want to clean one. That’s when a little magic comes in handy.

You’ve probably seen pictures of woodworkers in various states of repair. You know exactly how bad their hands get, how they are constantly cutting themselves, or just how dirty they are. But not everyone is so lucky. You want to keep your home looking just as good, if not even prettier — but just a little cleaner! There is nothing worse than when rust or other nasty-feeling things get stuck in the grout, on tiles, or in your cutting board just out of sight.

The first step to dealing with problems like this is knowing exactly what they are.

Before we delve into what you need to do about removing any rust or insects from a saw or drill, it’s great to know what these are in general.

What Is Rust?

Rust is formed by the formation of a chemical reaction when metals, especially iron, react with water.

The chemical reaction forms iron oxide, which then rusts. A rusty surface looks and feels like wet and dirty ground glass.

You probably know, for instance, that your clothes will get dirtied by the sweat and dirt in the air. In contrast, a clean surface can be dried by running a clean towel over it.

The rust that forms is not actually toxic to humans. We know of no health problems caused by rust, and there are no known toxic metals that cause rust. It does not matter what your age is that causes the rust, if you do not clean your tools regularly this may lead to rust buildup in your tools that will need to be removed.

Rusted tools are a particular problem with electric drills, saws, and other power tools. There is too much iron and moisture in these tools to allow them to last for many years. But even when they last a few decades, there will always be some rust or grime left behind.

What Causes Rust?

Rust can be caused by several things, including:

1. Water left deep in the tool. For instance, the water in the saw has left its deep mark on the wood to cause the rust to form. This means that you have already done something to the wood that is affecting its resistance to the saw.

2. The material used to make the tool, e.g. a hardwood handle or a plastic handle. Most wooden tools, for instance, can develop rust from oils.

3. Excess grime, either from the wood itself or from previous use of the wood, like from sawdust.

4. Excess rust or corrosion.

How To Remove Rust And Insects From Saw

1. Keep saws and drills in good repair. Use them only as directed.

2. Keep dust and debris away from the work surface.

3. Turn a new blade if necessary. Many saws will have a little plastic strip near the base of the blade. Clean each blade’s blade guard and the plastic strip with mild soap or water. Wipe clean with a clean cloth.

4. Clean the tools carefully and use only clean solvents. Most saws are not designed for the kind of work that requires heavy concentration. If you have access to solvents, use them carefully, as you never know what sort of residual chemicals may still be in the products.

5. Use a special tool called a wire brush. This can be purchased for as little as ten dollars here in the USA. It’s extremely powerful and comes in several different sizes. It works best on the inner-face of a saw blade as the inner faces are the easiest to clean.