How I Clean Cast Iron Tables

How I Clean Cast Iron Tables

During my 5 years working at Axminster on weekends, many of my shifts consisted of cleaning the tools and machines on display. This is because the cast iron tables were constantly being touched by customers grubby hands, and us stuff were always fighting the uphill battle to keep the surface rust at bay. While also keeping the machine looking clean and presentable to potential buyers.

This is the process I found worked best for me over those 5 years and can be applied to both machine tables and tools such as planes and chisels.

Step 1:

Remove Dust and Chippings

Firstly, be sure to remove any dust and chips from inside and around the machine. Make sure to work from top to bottom to prevent debris falling onto a surface you have already cleaned.



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