To keep your good tools clean, try this quick trick.
- Fill a bucket with builder’s sand and saturate the sand with vegetable or car oil.
- Knock off any soil and dig the metal parts of the tools into the oily sand a few times.
This serves three purposes:
1. It cleans off excess dirt,
2. It lightly sharpens the blades
3. It oils the tools at the same time.
- Hang them up and they are ready for the next time you need them.