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Cast iron has the nasty habit of rusting at the first hint of moisture. People who met here before the ISS event saw my HF 6" rabbeting jointer covered in rust; I had it out one night and a storm doused it. I envisioned spending hours to remove the rust. I tested the Trend Tool & Bit cleaner at the ISS event and was surprised by how well it cleaned up the bits and router. I decided to give it a try. I removed the fence and sprayed the table, let it sit for about two minutes and then gave it a good rub down with a ScotchBrite scouring pad. I wiped it off with a towel to see how much more I needed to do and was shocked to see a clean shining surface. I didn't think to look at the clock before I started or take photos but that was something I could remedy with the fence. I snapped two before photo's. I sprayed the fence and let it sit for just a minute then used the ScotchBrite pad and wiped it down. Total time: 4 minutes! See the results for yourself. Trend Tool & Bit cleaner is now a permanent addition to my shop. Cost is about $12 a bottle.
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Mike, if I remember correctly according to the Youtube video it is supposed to inhibit the return of the rust. I am curious if it will do that also. Maybe an update down the road on how well it does that? In the meantime I will be looking for some.

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Chuck, you can purchase this from Woodcraft and yes I will post updates on how long it lasts.
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That's an amazing result you got Mike, thank you.
Looks like a great product to have in ones kit.
Do you know if their's an Australian distrubitor, please?
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Peter, I am not sure about Trend distributors in Oz. HarrySin could tell you; I will try to tear him away from his TV to answer.

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Very cool Mike - I had already seen some demos of that on YouTube, it looks like some very cool stuff. I'll grab some at WoodCraft and give it a try. Thanks for the info!

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Is this of some help: Trend Machinery & Cutting Tools Ltd

It's a miracle Mike, how about a shot or two after you've sprayed the stand!

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I put the fence back on this morning Harry. I really like this product... you can see the reflection of the blade guard.
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I have an unhealthy, according to my wife, attraction for Stanley planes. I found Evapo Rust at Tractor Supply. It requires submerging the rusted parts in a container, but I've used it on larger parts using a towel and plastic bag. This stuff is safe for ungloved hands and no harmful fumes, supposed to be biodegradeable. Takes a rusted 100 year old plane back to unrusted iron. Unfortunately it won't fill in the pits. Costs around $30 a gallon, but you can use it over and over.
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