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Makita Multi Tool Rust

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Jupiter01, 4 Feb 2019.

  1. Jupiter01

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    My Makita multi tool has some rust where the fittings are inserted. Should I be taking any particular measures for this please? I was tempted to squirt some WD40 on it...
     
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    The bolt affair on mine went a bit rusty after being stored in the van over last winter. It's chemically blacked steel, so all I did was clean it up with a bit of steel wool and oil it. Hasn't affected the working at all. Or is it a different part to the piece in this guy's hand?
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  3. Just lube it up with 3 in 1 oil every now and again. Shouldn't really matter.
     
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    Here’s the rusty part. Should I apply 3 in 1 to all the affected areas?
     

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    Take the rust off with a bit of steel wool. or a Brillo pad, or even P120 alox sanding paper first before you oil it
     
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    Thanks. Would it also be helpful to do the same to my Makita drill chucks?
    I assume 3in1 is preferred over WD40?
     
  8. I find WD40 doesn't lubricate as well as a good oil does. While it might be decent for driving out moisture and penetrating I don't feel that it lasts partiupartic well so tend to use 3in1 a lot more. Either that or molybdenum disulifde grease.
     
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    cool. Shall I squirt my cordless drill driver too?
     
  10. I would. I've sat my drills on butt upright and partially filled the chuck opening with oil and left it over night to work it's way through the body.
     
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