LumberJocks

Yellow glue and Starrett tools

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Spock71 posted 05-07-2018 01:44 AM 534 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Spock71's profile

Spock71

3 posts in 441 days


05-07-2018 01:44 AM

I apologize if I am double posting this….first time user. My question is this: is yellow glue a death sentence on a Starrett square blade? A small amount appears to have gotten on one of mine and etched a stain on it. Has anyone experienced this, and if so is there a solution to repair or remove it? Many thanks for any guidance you can offer.

Spock71

-- Spock71, New Hampshire


5 replies so far

View TungOil's profile

TungOil

1273 posts in 916 days


#1 posted 05-07-2018 01:48 AM

Rust erasers:

https://www.garrettwade.com/wonderbar-rust-eraser-gp.html

Work like a charm to clean up steel rules and rusty cast iron machine tops.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

10858 posts in 1907 days


#2 posted 05-07-2018 03:22 AM

Evaporust works well as well.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View Woodknack's profile

Woodknack

12844 posts in 2801 days


#3 posted 05-07-2018 07:37 AM

Yes it is, once yellow glue touches a Starrett tool, you must throw it away. It’s like playing poker with a deck of cards used for Solitaire.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

6223 posts in 2625 days


#4 posted 05-07-2018 09:36 AM

.

-- Regards Rob

View MrRon's profile

MrRon

5572 posts in 3664 days


#5 posted 05-07-2018 05:27 PM

I have Starrett rules with stains on them. I clean them off with a fine grit paper. It doesn’t affect their use as a rule as their etched marks are still visible. Don’t throw them away. Tools are meant to be used and they will take all sorts of abuse before they no longer will perform their job. There are many tools out there 100 years old or more and still perform as intended.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com