How to clean & maintain power tools?
“A stitch in time saves nine”- as the proverb goes taking proper care of your power tools can save your thousands of bucks repairing penalty.
Very often we forget to clean our power tools after finishing the tasks.
As power tools are powered by electricity and come with electric motors, these tools deserve a bit more attention and care from your perspective.
In the next few steps, I will demonstrate why it is too important taking care of your power tools, I will also guide you through the exact ways to clean and maintain your power tools. Okay, let’s get back to the drawing board.
Why Is It Important to Maintain of your
power tools ?
Everyone wants more bangs for his bucks and so you are. Definitely, your power tools are great investments as these save your both, time and money.
But, if you don’t take care of your power tools properly, situations may lead you to a serious damage to your power tools costing an arm and a leg.
If you are thinking that cleaning your power tools once in a blue moon will be enough, I must say, you will have to pay for it.
So, let’s check out the key reasons, why should you clean and maintain your power tools properly.
Repairing cost of your power tools is not dirt cheap
As I have already mentioned, your power tools repairing cost is never going to be dirt cheap and in most cases, you will have to pay through your nose.
So, actually, none but a stupid will disagree with me on this point.
It saves your time
Let’s consider the situation; you are going cut a board with your circular saw and your saw is not following your command.
Finally, you have discovered that the motor got stuck. And now it is going to cost your whole day repairing your circular saw.
To avoid any unwanted accident
Though the power tools come with enough safety guard. But it is always recommended that you check the safety system regularly.
This will help in reducing the possibilities of the upcoming accidents.
These are the few of the growing list. Now it is time we will put a closer eye on the cleaning and maintaining methods of the power tools.
Actually, this is not rocket science. But, paying a bit of attention will prove itself worthy. Let’s start.
Let your headed tools cool down
Over-working calls for extra care. When you are drilling for long hours or your circular saw is cutting very hard wood, just have a break of 5 minutes. This is helpful in cooling the heated materials of the power tools.
Continues work with the overheated tools often causes serious damage to your power tools. So be careful before you make matters worse.
Clean your tools on a regular basis
It’s is a piece of cake clearing your power tools if you have the right staffs with you. Cleaning cloths and compressed air are very friendly options helping you on the go.
Taking the aid of brushes to clean the particles of the tools’ vent is never a wise desiccation at all as it may cause farther damage pushing the particles deeper instead.
Lubrication with right lubricate
It is similarly important lubricating the movable parts of your power tools and picking the right lubricant as directed by the manufacturer.
This will help your power tools from over-heating and will ensure the smooth operation of your power tools.
Store your power tools in a cool & dry place
It is always best practice storing your power tools in the bags these come with. In the case, you have lost the box somehow; store your tools in a cool and dry atmosphere like drawers, selves etc.
Using silica gel packs comes very worthy of protecting your tools from rust.
Replace your old blade with a new one
Continues working with worn out blades put a negative impact in Power tool’s longevity. If you use worn out blades, it will create extra pressure in the power tools motor and take prolonged hours to complete your task.
So, take proper action before it’s too late.
Take extra care of the battery
The battery is the source of power of your tools. Without the battery, power tools are nothing but a kid’s toys. Over-heating may lead your battery to fry.
Always preserve your tool’s battery in a cool and dry place. Never discharge your battery completely to keep your batteries durable.
Take care of the cords
It is similarly important, taking care of the cords. I have seen many guys not too much aware of frayed cord. But from my perspective, nothing is as dangerous as working with a frayed cord.
Not only the cords, should you also check the end of the plug to ensure there is no leak. As everyone is well-known about the possible result, so it is worthless speaking the necessity of it.
It is high time you took proper action before you make the matter worse otherwise you will suffer in the long run.
Cleaning the fans
Don’t let dust to be built upon the fans. The place between the motor and the fans is very sensitive. It is a very common scenario that, fans got stuck because of the jammed dust in this area.
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Now it’s your turn - a penny for your thoughts. Before you give me the cold shoulder, I would recommend consulting with the professionals who are regularly using these tools on the go because I do believe actions speak louder than words.