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Fiskars X27 Cleaning/Storage

Post in 'The Gear' started by stayfitz, Nov 13, 2013.

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  1. stayfitz

    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    I just received my Fiskars X27 today! I tried it with some 16%-22% moisture Elm. Man!... Elm is NOT fun to split! Question - The Fiskars has a special coating on the blade, what should I use to "protect" the exposed metal surface? I have WD40, Ballistol, and other options. Thank you

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    No special care necessary. It's a 50 dollar tool.

    My buddy has kept his in the back of his truck exposed to the elements since they started making the x27 3 or 4 years ago. His still works just as well as mine.

    pen
  3. stayfitz

    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    OK. I applied a slight layer of Ballistol, just for peace of mind
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I do nothing other than wipe them clean, keep them sharp, and use the original packaging to protect the edges and for convenient storage. Rick

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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    Nice collection! Go Finland Go!
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    I do similar with a few of my old axes and maul. The ones that belonged to my grandfathers after I press them into service for fun. When doing it, I can still "hear" the one in particular who would be shaking his head at such care for something you whack stuff with, especially considering that he treated it has a utilitarian tool.

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    'bert Minister of Fire

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    I put mine back on the shelf at the store - still looks as good today as it did when I first thought of buying it !! Best way to protect it and me (mostly me).
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    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Treat it like you treat any of your tools -that special coating will be gone soon enough no matter what you do.
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    After using mine today I sprayed a coating of regular silicone on the blade. I figure it can't hurt.
    My guess is after the non-stick surface wears off, rust can form on the exposed metal areas.
    :confused:

    Only had mine for a week or so.
    One thing for sure,,,the handle will NOT rust.
    ;)
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I have not experienced this with mine.
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    I haven't experienced a rust issue, but after splitting (6) small to medium size Elm rounds, the Teflon-like coating around the edge area is almost gone
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    I have a five gallon bucket full of sand and used motor oil that I stick most of my outdoor tools into whenever I rember to after using them. cleans any dirt off them and leaves a light layer of oil on them. Shovels, garden tools, axe ect..
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  13. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Bend OR, Reno NV. . . no wonder neither of you has had rust. Have either of your respective axes seen rain? They do rust very quickly in regions with things like rain or relative humidity
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    C'mon, Redd, I've lived where there's rain and humidity (12 years in Northern Virginia, for example). I do much prefer the dry climates to the wet ones. I've had all sorts of challenges with shop tools and every thing else wanting to rust. I don't leave my axes outside. I don't split in the rain. If one of my axes gets wet, I dry it off. If I saw even a hint of rust, I'd take a squirt of WD-40 and a piece of 600 or 800 grit wet-dry sandpaper very lightly to it.
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    Where's the loppers and clippers? Oh on the landscaping forum.;lol
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I just put mine back in the handy holder and hang 'em on the wall when I'm done. I sharpen them every once in a while when I think it might need it. I'd say that the Fiskars axes are pretty much maintenance free tools. Do as you wish. I'm sure it won't hurt any.
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    Mine is stored out in the backyard, stuck in the giant oak round I split on.
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    Not in Bend you don't
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Why the attitude??? Enough is enough. We are talking some simple rusting here!

    Thread closed. We'll see you after a bit of a vacation Redd.
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