chisel help, kind of a dumb mistake

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Forum topic by maljr1980 posted 11-04-2011 05:30 AM 746 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2011 05:30 AM

okay so i have some oxidation starting to occur on my chisels, so while i was at work i took a red scrotch brite pad and tried to buff out my 1” chisel. it is a pfeil cabinetmakers chisel. it has left my chisel dull looking. how can i bring back the shine? the chisel is also laser etched with the pfeil logo and size, etc, which i dont want to remove either

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 07:18 AM

Next time use steel wool with mineral spirits.

I don’t know of any other effective way to polish high carbon steel than to step down through several grades of steel wool (with mineral spirits as a lubricant) and then finish up with a polishing wheel with compound. I would assume your etch would be ok as long as you don’t polish that area too aggressively with the steel wool.

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#2 posted 11-04-2011 07:36 AM

I say use a buffer a red is a fine grade and wont have roughed it enough to be a big problem ya a buffer will fo a fine job.

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