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POWER tools do not come cheap-
ly, and there is nothing worse
than spending a lot money on
new equipment just to have it break
down within 12 months.
In order to ensure the investment is
not wasted, some regular maintenance
precautions are necessary to keep
everything in top condition.
Another important reason to perform
regular maintenance routines comes
under the all-important heading of
A rusty blade or broken gear can
cause a serious injury.
Never turn on a power tool if you
think it has been damaged.
To help prevent problems from
occurring, it is important to keep all
tools in a clean, dry area, away from dust
Dirt can get trapped in mechanisms,
either slowing them down or stopping
Never turn on damaged tools
Prevent dust in mechanism
Keep bolts, hoses, small parts kept
BY DAVID EAST
TOOLS only work as well as they are kept in shape, and
when a motor is covered in debris or drill bits are dull, the
tool won't work effectively.
Not all power tools have the same needs, so here are
some of the more significant points to consider.
Drills are probably one of the more common power
tools, but their effectiveness depends entirely on the
bits added to it.
If the bits are dull the drill won't work as well, so they
need to be sharpened or replaced.
Other tools, particularly saws, need to have their parts
regularly sharpened. Jigsaws, for example, need to have a
sharp blade for accurate and precise cuts.
Additionally, these power tools, as well as many others
with a motor, need to be kept clean and not allowed to
Typically, this can be done by letting the tool cool down
after use and cleaning it with compressed air.
Keep them squeaky clean
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