Cleaning Rusty Saws

Saws which are used on farms very often get wet, and as a result soon become rusty. If they are cleaned soon after the rust begins to appear on the blade, they may be brought to as smooth a surface as when new. If, however, they are neglected, the blades become rust pitted, and the pits cannot be removed, because they are depressions in the metal.

Sandpaper, emery cloth, or any other substance which would leave marks on the blade, should not be used in cleaning a saw. Lump pumice stone and water are very satisfactory materials for this work. Four or five 3- or 4-in. lumps weigh approximately a pound and cost about 25 cents and may be obtained at any drug store.

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