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Would like some input and ideas on tool maintenance. Different areas (geographically) do different things to keep their tools in good operating condition. Have heard the merits of oiling tools verse not oiling, stripping paint off hand tools, adding grip tape, filing Vs. wire brushing Vs. grinding? Please chime in!! The Late Tom Brennan relates that oil collects dirt and dirty tools do not perform. Also, any thoughts on how sharp or dull an axe blade should be? Have heard both sides!

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