taking care of tools

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by pines, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. pines

    pines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    what do you use to treat your shovels rakes etc..I once read an article that recommended treating/wiping them with a liquid that I have since forgotten. Any suggestions?
  2. newleaflandscape

    newleaflandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 348

    I have been told spray on white lithium grease although I have never tried it.
  3. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    I've heard many things but never done them... Luckly we don't break to many of them so it isn't that big of a deal. I also get general tools (shovels, rakes, etc.) at a pretty good price.
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    I always use linseed oil, when I get ready to put tools away for the winter time.

    You can take the stuff and rub it on the handle. It makes it protected and makes it a lot softer on your hands.

    On other handles like a hammer handle, you can do the same thing. And also with a hammer, you know sometimes the hammer head is loose, well the reason is probably because the wood has shrunk a little bit.

    And if you will put it in a container,pour the linseed oil in there and let it soak. You're going to end up causing the wood to
    swell back up.


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