Prevent Tools From Rusting With Coal in the Toolbox

Learn how to prevent tools from rusting with coal with this easy trick: add pieces of coal in the bottom of your toolbox.
By Henry R. Bragg, Jr.
December/January 2000
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The coal will absorb a sufficient amount of oxygen to prevent the rusting process.

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You can prevent tools from rusting with coal by simply inserting coal pieces in your toolbox. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I stumbled onto this one somewhere and thought I'd give it a try. Prevent tools from rusting with coal, put a couple of chunks of coal in the toolbox. The coal will absorb a sufficient amount of oxygen to prevent the rusting process. I put about three fist-sized chunks in a toolbox that was mounted behind the cab of a pickup truck, and I had no problem with tools rusting or seizing up.

Henry R. Bragg, Jr.
Midlothian, Virginia

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