Crean Mate Rust and Sap Eraser

Crean Mate Rust and Sap Eraser

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I was really sceptical of these little rubber blocks when I first used them.  I'm now a complete convert and use them on anything metal that needs a light clean up.

They are a fine grit embedded in a rubber block and are perfect for removing rust and sap from blades, especially secateurs and shears

Dip one end of the block into some water for a few seconds (you don't need to soak it like a wet stone.) Then use the Crean Mate as you would a rubber. It will develop a small amount of slurry that helps clean rust and sap from the surface metal.  It has a fairly rough texture and might scratch polished surfaces, so we suggest testing before use on prize blades.

You can use Crean Mate with oil, rather than water, but I prefer using water.  Once you've switched to oil you'd need to stay with it.

The Crean Mate block is 6.5 x 4.0 x 1.8cm - which seems small but it lasts a really long time. 

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Worth every penny!

Right, let's start with the price. Its the off putting tjing but this lasts a very VERY long time! Regular use on billhooks, shears, secateurs, knives etc and my block is still going strong over several years.
It is worth every penny! Really cuts through general gunk and rust but being almost a rubber compound, it doesn't scratch. Some of my really old tools (my grandads) and crean mate has lifted the dirt right off where items like wire wool has failed. A single drop of camellia oil is my go to although water works but will need oiling after.
I must say though, pair with good oil, and the garden and brass brushes tinker and fix do and your tools will stay more efficient and give you many years of service.