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Old 08-10-2009, 11:31 AM
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Sometimes things need to be brought back up.
I had the same problem when I lived in New Orleans. I cloroxed all the tools and got rid of all the drawer liners and anything else plastic. Sprayed the box with a fungicide and that cured it as long as I did it about every 3 months.

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I've been married twice and the tools of both my husbands stink the same! I've read the "don't close them up" advice and I don't think that's it. The last husband's tools were in a clean cabinet in a clean laundry room in an open tray, and they stank the same as the first husband's tools in a tool box--same awful smell.
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Does anyone read the dates on these posts???? the op asked this question in '04 !! Then 302 Z28 commented on it being an old post.....and the hits just keep coming.
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8 year old thread come on man! new topic for the come on man thread
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alll of my craftsman plastic handled tools (mostly screw and nut drivers) stink or have a weird smell to them.....i attribute it to stuff on the skin getting on the handles or degradation of the plastic over time, cuz some of the tools are close to 40 yrs old now.....but wrenches and metal stuff? never stink
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dip then on use rear end gear oil. that fix it.
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alll of my craftsman plastic handled tools (mostly screw and nut drivers) stink or have a weird smell to them.....i attribute it to stuff on the skin getting on the handles or degradation of the plastic over time, cuz some of the tools are close to 40 yrs old now.....but wrenches and metal stuff? never stink
It's the type of plastic the handles are made from. There's not much you can do to get rid of the smell. When I was in Tool & Die, I had a bench mate that sat right beside me. In the morning, as soon as he opened his toolbox, you could smell it. One drawer he had was nothing but his plastic handles tools. Good Lord it's a smell that you don't forget for sure.

I've tried all sorts of stuff to get the smell off of the handles from wiping them down with alcohol, to wax and grease remover, to tossing some in the dishwasher. Anything you do is only temporary.
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A TWICE resurrected dead thread! Somebody come back in four years and wake it up again.
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