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New Tool Kit, but soaked in oil 4 years 6 months ago #10074

So, I just received a 14 piece tool kit as a birthday present. I'm excited to be using the proper tools, but ran into one question.

As I was opening and unwrapping/unpackaging everything, I noticed that each tool is well coated in oil.

Has anyone found that machine oil is detrimental to their bonsai? I imagine that machine oil isn't something that most plants have learned to deal with.
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New Tool Kit, but soaked in oil 4 years 6 months ago #10075

Oh, and I know I can just wipe the oil away until the tool's surface is dry; I was just curious if anyone had any experience or opinions about this at all, wether it be with oilly tools or if they've noticed how a tree behaved after having oil dumped near/on it or on an exposed surface.
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New Tool Kit, but soaked in oil 4 years 6 months ago #10077

I have never bought any tools with oil on, so I can't really comment, but as long as you clean the tools then I don't see a problem. I would not worry about it.
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New Tool Kit, but soaked in oil 4 years 6 months ago #10081

I clean all my tools with cloth dipped in chainsaw oil aftfer use. So far, no tree has compained about the oil yet.
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New Tool Kit, but soaked in oil 4 years 6 months ago #10091

Thanks guys, I was afraid it would be considered a stupid question.
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New Tool Kit, but soaked in oil 4 years 6 months ago #10104

the oi; is to protect the metal from oxidizing when waiting to be purchessed
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