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Winter 2013-2014

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Rust Fighter





Rusty tools can bring a tear to the eye of even the most hardened woodworker. Avoid the heartbreak with TopSaver ($20), a rust remover, cleaner and surface sealer. If you have a tool that's rusty (or a brand new tool that's full of shipping grease) spritz on a little TopSaver and work it in. Heavily rusted tops may need to be rubbed with an abrasive pad (included with the kit). Greasy tops may require nothing more than a paper towel. Once the tool is clean, spray on a little more TopSaver and rub it in. This leaves behind a film that seals the surface and prevents new rust from forming. A silicone-free lubricant in TopSaver also allows wood to slide more smoothly across the tool's surface, so you're not fighting friction. TopSaver is suitable for all your tool tables and other sliding surfaces, such as router bases and planer tables.

Empire Manufacturing, (866) 700-LUBE
TopSaver, $20 for 8 oz.

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