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Offline FISHHEAD28

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putting auger away
« on: February 24, 2016, 06:34:13 AM »
Any tips on preventing my blades from rusting seems like I have to buy auger blades every year

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putting auger away
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Offline Spider1

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Re: putting auger away
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 06:53:19 AM »
Mine is just a hand auger, but this is what I do. I take the blades off, clean, dry and sharpen them and then give them a soaking with wd-40. I put them back on and store the auger in the basement where it's dry and safe.
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Re: putting auger away
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 11:05:24 AM »
What spider said. They shouldn't be picking up much rust. I keep mine good for multiple seasons
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Offline crappiman

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Re: putting auger away
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 12:26:58 PM »
 I bring my auger in after every use, put it in a bucket to dry. Never had my blades rust. Had this set for three years now!
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Offline chapru

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Re: putting auger away
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 04:12:02 PM »
Ditto; I wipe the whole auger down with WD40, put it back in the box and cover the top of it with a garbage bag in the basement.  The auger is almost 30 years old and the blades are about eight. Sent them out to get sharpened. Granted I use the power auger mostly, but I use the hand auger at least 4-5 times a year. 

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Re: putting auger away
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 06:20:12 PM »
I'll put Vaseline on the blades at the end of the season. 

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Re: putting auger away
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 06:20:12 PM »