Old Tool: Lead Paint?

I’m restoring a 1950’s Craftsman 4″ Jointer and wonder if tools from this era were painted with leaded paint.

Michael Dresdner:¬†Yes, some were, and depending on the color, yours might have lead-based paint on it. Fortunately, you can match the color exactly with today’s lead-free pigments without resorting to lead based paint.

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