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I was doing some "Spring Cleaning" of my truck tool boxes and found a stack of blades on the bottom of one drawer compartment. They must have had some standing water on them, at some point. Among the blades was an older Forrest 10" that I had sharpened before putting the stack in storage. Perfectly fine blade but had 1/16" build up of rust in a portion of one side.

Is there any procedure that will rejuvenate the blades to working condition? I did take some PB Blaster (rust dissolver) and some wet/dry paper to them but there is some pitting where the rust had built up. Does the pitting effect the usability of the blade? Do the commercial pitch removers tackle rust?

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You probably have a dull blade on the rusted parts. The Sharp tip is very thin & the rust probably ate it off.
Try it with a piece of scrap wood & see how it works.
If just the sides, rust remover & then paste wax. Use it a few times with dry wood to polish it up some. Rust may want to come back so some oil may help.
Pitch remover is for pitch, not rust.

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Hi Lance

Sound like it's good for a wall clock in the shop

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I was doing some "Spring Cleaning" of my truck tool boxes and found a stack of blades on the bottom of one drawer compartment. They must have had some standing water on them, at some point. Among the blades was an older Forrest 10" that I had sharpened before putting the stack in storage. Perfectly fine blade but had 1/16" build up of rust in a portion of one side.

Is there any procedure that will rejuvenate the blades to working condition? I did take some PB Blaster (rust dissolver) and some wet/dry paper to them but there is some pitting where the rust had built up. Does the pitting effect the usability of the blade? Do the commercial pitch removers tackle rust?

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Sound like it's good for a wall clock in the shop

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With the price of blades, Bob, that wasn't what I wanted to hear.

I'll give them a go as Dave suggested. The pitting is not the worst I've seen and most of the rust was off the teeth. I did give them a treatment with paste wax after I sanded the rust.

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