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 Post subject: Tools lubricant?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:12 pm 
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Hello gents, couple of months ago, 2 I would say I bought a tools lubricant, named Triflow, short story, it makes my tools attract so much dirt and stuff I've never seen, even though I read through hundreds of reviews about it that its so good, but its not, it leaves my tools nice and non squeaky but the dirt it builds up where I spray, I got some on my vice grips, now at the joints there is dust+lubricant which I cant reach to clean out, which wasent there before.

Any other one I should be looking at? I'm thinking of stoping to use this one, on my tools and just use it at household stuff, etc.

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I've only ever used bog-standard oil such as 3 in 1 in the joints of my tools or to wipe them down
unless I'm missing something I can't see any advantage in expensive lubrication.
(I don't really oil them that often either, maybe when I'm bored and potching about in the garage)


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I use 3in1 as well. For keeping tools from rusting I made a rag with cotton wool inside soaked in engine oil.


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I use my tools a lot outside and this time of the year they regularly get wet ,I have a container with old engine oil in my shed and once month I just wipe them down ,I also carry a old sauce bottle with engine oil in in case it’s needed whilst at work

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I keep some engine oil with me too although I rarely rub it all over my tools . Saws and planes get a bit of candle wax but generally other stufff doesn't. One tip I heard years ago was to put oil on spades especially if digging in heavy or clay soils and something I do. It needs reapplying every so often but certainly stops soil sticking to the spade.


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I made a "clean oiler" for my tools.

It's a telescopic tube, the kind cutting tools are posted in, I rolled up a cotton rag nice and tight and stuffed it in the tube. Then I soaked it in oil. It's very easy to apply a thin coat of oil to tools after use, especially useful for things like saws, machetes etc.
I'd like to make a bigger "dirty" version for garden tools but since I try and avoid hard work like that I tend to stick to just using a rag :lol:


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I use gun oil, it works wonders as it has inhibitors in it - I use it on padlocks aswell


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Has anyone used Ballistol, I've seen it used on Youtube but never seen it in the wild.
https://ballistol.com/uses/metal-care/


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Bob225 wrote:
I use gun oil, it works wonders as it has inhibitors in it - I use it on padlocks aswell

Same here. "Parker Hale Express Gun Oil" is what I've got.


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Are these gun oil's wet? or they dry up and don't cause any dust accumulation


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I've loads of gun oil as well. I never thought of using it that way.


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