WORTH tin snips

Old 10-11-20, 03:00 PM
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WORTH tin snips

Among other old and rusted tools found an old rusted pair of tin snips in the collapsed work shed at my cabin (must be about 30 years old). Cleaned them up and found a brand name of WORTH. Did a quick look up in GOOGLE. Apparently they are not considered a very good brand. Anybody know anything about the company.
I managed to get them in working order. But I don't have the right angle to get a good clean cut.

Also found an old fine tooth rip saw. The teeth feel sharp. What's the best way to clean it up. Also needs a new handle. I think it's worth saving.
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The blade area of the snips looks pretty heavily pitted. If you can get both flat faces sanded/ground down smooth and flush they should cut better though it will take away some of their antique appearance.

The best way to clean the rip saw depends on what it needs. If it's just dirty then simple cleaning. If it's rusty I'd probably just give it a scrubbing or wire brushing then wipe it down with WD-40 to help prevent further rusting. I wouldn't spend too much time on it until you make some test cuts to see if it is sharp enough to save.
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I have a set just like those and I use them all the time

. I Inherited them from my dad. They work great, never heard that they were low quality.
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The trick I've heard was from my dad's time working as a machinist -
First soak the rusted metal parts in a basin or parts washer filled with weak muriatic acid to dissolve rust.
Second, pour on a thin layer of machine oil, so the oil is floating on the water.
Third, slowly drain the water out -you get clean metal part with protective oil layer, and the metal has never been oxidized or exposed to the air.

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