See how you can safely and easily clean your tools using ordinary dish soap. Fight the grease with easy cleaning option.
While the tools you keep in the garage or on the basement workbench don’t need to be as clean as the cooking tools we keep in our kitchen, you still don’t want them to be an icky, greasy mess.
Over time, tools can get pretty filthy with all that exposure to grease, dirt and whatnot. Luckily its easy to get your tools clean again so that they are easier to use, last longer and just aren’t gross! All it takes is a simple soak with Palmolive.
How to Clean Tools with Dish Soap
bucket or other soaking container
towel/rags (I used an old sock)
Fill your container with warm water and add a few drops of Palmolive. Place your greasy tools in the water to soak. Use your rag to remove any remaining grease. Dry with a towel. Be sure to rinse your hands when you’re finished.
While this method is ideal for basic hand tools, there are a few other applications, primarily for cleaning chainsaw chains. If you’re researching chainsaw storage ideas you’ll see that’s recommended to clean the chain before storing.
To do this, just place the chain on a flat surface and clean with hot water, dish soap and a coarse brush. Once it’s cleaned, rinse and pat dry.