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Old 05-26-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Storing garden tools with woodworking tools?


I am wondering is it safe to store woodworking tools with garden tools that has gas in them? Like lawn mowers and string trimmers?

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Why would that be an issue? Just trying to understand your chain of thought.

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Old 05-26-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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I was thinking that sawdust and gas from the mower and string trimmers don't mix but maybe I am wrong.
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People do. Chainsaws have sawdust and oil on them, but like any tool you use, you always clean after using, to keep it in good working shape. We always rinse off our mower of any grass clippings, also cleaning the underside of the deck, so that it will last longer.

Hand tools, rinse off any dirt, apply a light coating of machine oil, or even use old oil from the lawn mower or motor vehicle oil change, that has been filtered through cheese cloth, to wipe the saw blades, pruning tools, shovels and rakes, then wipe off any excess oil with a shop paper towel.

I have tools that are over 20 years old, that are still in good shape. Just a little small amount of rust, but not any that have caused the equipment to fail. I also have some wood working tools out in our garage that are about the same age, and still good shape. Clean and sharpen stuff, take care of it, it will last a very long time.
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The tools won't mind---sawdust might not be good for the gas motors--but not to big of a concern.

You have to make do with sharing space---hopefully you new shop will make that easier---but ,no matter how big a place is--it's never big enough.
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The reason I ask the question because this garage will be just temp shop till I get a place of my own the garage will be use mostly to store garden tools and other stuff my parents might need to store.
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If your concern is fire----just be careful with open flames---fortunately wood working tools don't present a real fire hazard.
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Ok thanks Mike.
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Well....my hoe is not pretty....she has been worked hard and put away dirty....

In fact, most of my yard tools have not been maintained like they should.....my jeep gets more attention....and even it's complaining about how little it gets...
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Well....my hoe is not pretty....she has been worked hard and put away dirty....

In fact, most of my yard tools have not been maintained like they should.....my jeep gets more attention....and even it's complaining about how little it gets...

Psst Dawg...you're not allowed to mention certain gardening implements....especially dirty ones
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Psst Dawg...you're not allowed to mention certain gardening implements....especially dirty ones
What if I strip them clean?
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