This note is a compilation of useful information on how to utilise the products, mainly WD-40 Multi-Use Product and WD-40 Specialist Dry Lube to help maintain, refurbish and restore power tools and hand tools.
WD-40 Multi-Use Product
This particular product has more than 2000 usages and it works all the time. In the woodworking context, it helps to clean and eliminate moisture from tools. Its protective barrier displaces moisture from the air and other corrosive elements, keeping tools free of rust always. Its ultra-high surface attraction assures the lubricating ingredients disperse widely and hold to all moving parts. Lastly, since it does not contain silicone or other additives, it will not attract dust, dirt and cause a build of gummy, greasy residue on any metals.

Here are a few examples, you could utilise WD-40 Multi-Use Product.
Rust Free: No wood maker uses a rusty and unclean tool or chisel, as rust causes more friction and blunts tools from making the clean and perfect cut/shave. Keep those tools clean by

  1. Sand tools from rust.
  2. Spray a generous amount of WD-40 Multi-Use Product.
  3. Polish it with a cloth
Lubrication: Not only does a squeak free plier work wonders, an easy moving joint keeps frustration away too!
Displacing Moisture: Keeping rust at bay on any power or hand tools involves some recurring habits after each use.

  1. Remove saw dust or wipe clean the tools.
  2. Spray a generous amount of WD-40 Multi-Use Product.
  3. Wipe away access or let dry.
WD-40 Specialist High Performance Dry Lube

This product is woodmaker’s bestest friend, as it contains PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) which delivers enhanced lubrication and protection, leaving a dry clear film that won’t attract dirt, dust and oil. It is also a long lasting lubrication, suitable to be used on metals (aluminium included), glass, vinyl, rubber and most plastics. In other words, PTFE creates a protection layer on all power/hand tools, the next time a sawing/chiseling happens, all the dust falls away and no oily residue will be seen on the wood slap. Nada!

For this project, we used a great amount of WD-40 Specialist High Performance Dry Lube on these tools, read further.

Thickness Planer: One of the staple machines in woodworking projects, to keep it running smooth and not have remininent of cleaning products on wood pieces, WD-40 Specialist® Dry Lube is the perfect solution. Try,

  1. Simply vacuum away or dust off all the saw dusts on the side/top of the planer.
  2. Spray a small amount of WD-40 Specialist® Dry Lube on the planer base.
  3. Let dry and ready to use or store away.
F Clamp: Always in use to keep those wood glue intact or ready to chisel to sharpen the small edges. But caution in keeping oily residue away from wood, and not have rust on the clamp. Try,

  1. Sand F Clamp from rust remnant.
  2. Spray WD-40 Specialist® Dry Lube.
  3. Let dry and ready to use.
Table Saw: A power tool for cutting big wood pieces, cleaning the gear mechanism regularly will keep the machine clear of saw dust, well maintained, strong and last forever.

  1. Clean up the gear mechanism by vacuuming and brushing.
  2. Spray WD-40 Specialist® Dry Lube with a straw at targeted gear/location.
  3. Let dry, keeping the gear mechanism clean and lubricated.

Circular Saw: Another staple in wood making, a must to keep this tool rust free and not have oil residue on wood. Simply,

  1. Spray a generous amount of WD-40 Multi-Use Product on saw and wipe down on. Act as a cleaning agent to remove stubborn gunk or grime.
  2. Spray WD-40 Specialist® Dry Lube and let dry.

Check out our Live Life Hands On process in this short video


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