Buying an electric drill, a mill or a circular saw may not be a big investment. However, it is difficult to accept a damage after a short period of use. They are sure to be affected by the way we use them, whether we care about their cleanliness, or if we remember to do tools maintenance.
Tool maintenance is a very important factor for their smooth operation.
There is no tool that you do not need to pay attention to when you use it for a long time. After work, they must be cleaned of dust and glue, blades need sharpening and metal parts lubricated to protect them from rust. Otherwise, you will bid farewell to the equipment you purchased.
The power tools must be cleaned after each use! Accumulated dirt reduces their service life.
Does your tool’s performance begin to decrease? This is a sign that you have forgotten to lubricate the interior, especially the moving parts and the head. Lubricants will also be useful in the case of spindles and components that work with them. The same applies to electric tools with steel fins. They require not only systematic sharpening, but also grease or oil that protects against rust. Blades and drills must be lubricated with high-performance PTFE grease like the WD-40. If metallic rust has already occurred, the power tools can still be used for several years. Remove the base by spraying the surface with WD-40 and clean it using a wire brush.
All power tools operating in a dusty environment require special attention. The dust that accumulates inside the tools absorbs the moisture very well when the temperature decreases. This leads to their hardening and, therefore, to the damage to their mechanism. Do not forget to clean the ventilation ducts regularly. You only need a damp cloth and a soft brush. With these two, you will remove the dust from the tools.
The condition of power tools is affected not only by their cleaning and maintenance, but also by their storage and use as intended. Store them in a dry place, because moisture is harmful to metal and wood elements. You can use special spaces or cupboards. Work blades and accessories must be adequately protected from damage by using special covers or plastic grids. Also remember that each tool is manufactured for a specific use and any use in a manner not recommended by the manufacturer can result in damage and faster wear.
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