One of the easiest ways to clean hand tools is by simply giving them a wipe down with a rag at the end of a job. If they are really dirty, don’t be afraid to give them a good wash with some soapy water to clean away that grime. Just be sure to dry them thoroughly afterwards to avoid rusting or corrosion.
An effective method for maintaining the wooden handles on your hand tools is to wipe them thoroughly with a rag that has been dampened in a little bit of linseed oil. This will keep the handle clean and sturdy for years to come.