It’s very important to look after your knives before, during and after their use. Stanley knife blades such as Stanley 1992, Stanley 5192 and Stanley 1996 should be kept in a cool dry place when not in use to keep them in the best condition, preferable away from dust too. |
Keeping your Stanley knife blades and carpet fitting tools away from moisture is a must for keeping your knives in the best working order. Moisture attracts dust to the surface of the knife and can lead to corrosion of the blade. It also is important to keep your knife blades away from salt water and harsh chemicals. Even moisture and perspiration from your hands can cause corrosion on some blades, son after use a wipe down with a dry cloth is recommended.
Water can be used to keep your trimming knife blades or safety knife clean, as long as the appropriate care is taken. Soap and hot water can be used to give your knives and blades a good clean, and will effectively remove any oily build up or dirt. However, water must be used with caution, as it can cause corrosion. If you have to use soap and water on your Stanley knife blades or carpet fitting tool, you need to make sure that the blade is rinsed with hot water afterwards top remove any remaining soap. It is also important to dry the knife thoroughly afterwards using a lint free cloth.
If you would like to remove any rust from your Stanley knife blades or wood working bosch planer blades, there are a few methods that will work. If you have an older knife, it is best to oil it well and let it sit for a good few days. You can then scrape away the spots of rust with another knife, providing it is very sharp and stiff. It is very important not to rush this though, as your Stanley knife blade is delicate and only the actual rust needs to be removed without doing any damage to the surface of the blade.
Sometimes, sandpaper can be used to remove rust from your Stanley knife, whether it is a Stanley 1992, Stanley 5192 or Stanley 1996. For delicate work, it is a good idea to use an emery board, like those that are used for manicures and filing nails. The buffing side of an emery board can also be used for a gentle alternative to sand paper.
Remember, if you want to keep your Stanley knife blades or carpet fitting tools in the best working order, following these tips will ensure that they last you the longest amount of time.
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