How to Remove Rust from Tools

Whether you have old antique tools or just need to give your regular tools a facelift, consider sandblasting.  So, how to remove rust from tools?  Sandblasting is a very efficient way of removing rust from tools without a lot of effort or expense.  Old tools, over time, will rust from exposure to the air, water, and other elements.  Just because they rust doesn’t mean they have to stay that way.  Even if the tool has wood, it can safely be sandblasted.

Removing Rust From Tools is Easy

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As shown in the slider, you can see a before and after sot of an old hammer before and after sandblasting.  As a result of only a few seconds work you can see the tool looks like brand new again.  Also, you will see that the rusty tool suffered no damage.

Sandblasting is an Art & Science

The user must know how to properly use the sandblaster.  Improper use of the blast cabinet or sandblast gun could cause damage to the tool.  Fear not, however, as sandblasting is an easy process to understand and learn.  It’s quite similar to spray painting, except we remove material instead of applying it.  Most importantly, like anything, there is a learning curve that anyone can quickly adapt to.

Sandblast Rust Away

How to remove rust from tools?  It turns out that the actual process is very easy.  Shown here is a wrench being cleaned in our DP-38 blast cabinet.  Once we put the wrench in the blast cabinet, we shut the lid and got right to work.  EASY.  Below is an actual video of us doing the blasting on a different wrench.

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Before blasting.

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Half-blasted.

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Post Blasting (Close Up)