Hi Lloyd. Welcome to our little corner of the 'net.
Several products available for cleaning rust off your tools. I'm sure you will get lots of replies on this as it is a very common problem.
I've always used a Scotchbrite pad, green or purple, and WD-40. Spray the WD-40 on, scrub with the Scotchbrite pad, and repeat as often as needed until it's clean. Once it's clean, apply a coating of paste wax, the kind used for hardwood floors or furniture. NOT CAR WAX. I've used Minwax, but Johnson's is good too.. all depends on what you can find in your area. I found the Minwax at Home Hardware, and the Johnson's at the Home Depot in the US.
Plan on doing this at least once a year. Once it starts, it won't stop unfortunately.
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on
or by imbeciles who really mean it.