*** Please note, the items on the Before & After pages are no longer for sale (despite prices shown). ***
Welcome to our Before and After page. Here you’ll find
just a few examples of the work we do. To search tools by category, click the tabs on the left side of the page. We've provided as much information as possible about each item. However, in some cases we returned the tool to the owner after we restored it and it is no longer in our possession. For that reason, you'll occasionally see "no information available" beside an item.
product varies with each individual tool depending on the condition it was in when we got it. Some
damage, such as pitting, is irreparable. Pitting occurs when rust is so
severe that pits form in the metal. In those cases, we do our best to
remove the rust and preserve the metal to prevent future rust. If you're looking for an easy and effective way to remove rust on your own, consider electrolysis. It's nonabrasive and doesn't remove any base metal.
From time to time, we add new tools to the web page. If you you're interested in checking out our latest additions, click the category you're interested in and go to the last page. For example, if you're searching for recently added striking tools, click on "striking tools" and go to the last page. The most recent additions will be featured at the bottom of the page.
Still don't see what you're looking for?
If there's a particular tool you're looking for that you don't see, be sure to check out our Also for sale tab, where you'll find pictures of hundreds more restored tools for sale.
* To enlarge the main pic at the top of the page, click here. To see "before and afters" of the chest and many of the tools, check out page one of the "Miscellaneous" page.