As any person with experience using tools will tell you, rust is the number one enemy for anyone who spends a lot of money on wood working tools, or other tools to use around the house. While it is a lot of fun to buy these tools and to start DIY projects at home, there is no doubt that these tools are expensive.
People will spend hundreds of dollars on their DIY tools because they want to get these projects done in a quality manner. This is why rust is such a problem. If these expensive tools start to get rush on them, they will lose their shiny appearance and begin to look old. Worst of all, some of the tools will stop working correctly.
Thankfully there are some steps you can take to make sure that your tools are not getting any rust on them at all:
The most important thing you can do in order to keep your tools rust free is to store them in a proper location. Create some kind of space in your garage or storage room where you hang the tools. This will not only keep them safe, but they will be easy to find. If this room is not climate controlled like the rest of your house, buy a dehumidifier and place it near the spot where the tools are located. This will deal with any excess moisture in the room.
If the tools come with cases for storage when you buy them, do not throw away those cases. Sometimes keeping tools in original cases can take up extra space, but it is worth the hassle if you get to keep your tools in a great condition for years to come.
3. Toolbox Precautions
If you are going to keep some of your tools in a toolbox for long periods of time, buy some silica gel packs and throw them into the box.