Although very powerful, power tools in the Philippines are still prone to get broken and malfunctions. Power tools are usually used for those heavy-duty jobs that require a lot of strength and control. For your tools to continue to function to its maximum capacity, then you should properly maintain them.
That being said, it’s not like every power tool has a manual that heavily details the steps in maintaining them. That’s why everyone who is at least using power tools should have an idea of what to do in order to properly retain its functionalities. Good usable tools are a great investment—and like with every investment, you should do your best in maintaining its overall effectiveness.
Store Your Tools Properly
The first thing you have to do in order to maintain your power tools is to store them properly. Don’t just haphazardly store them in a cabinet or throw them into a toolbox. Power tools are quite fragile, with the mechanism within it being very fickle when hit the wrong way.
Keep all the manuals of the ones that have them. These will prove useful when your power tool malfunctions. Storing it properly will also keep it away from dust and dirt that can also have an effect on the functionality of power tools.
Lubricate Moving Parts
Keep the moving parts moving for maximum performance. By doing this, you’ll keep the tool running smoothly and decrease the chances of its parts developing rust. But don’t just use any kind of oil to lubricate it. The best thing you could do is to inquire with the manufacturer or the place where you bought it and ask if it needs any kind of specific oil.
Clean Them Regularly
You should clean your power tools before and after you use them. Not only will this help keep your power tool in optimal shape, it will also prevent it from collecting dust, dirt and possibly rust in its parts. Choose your cleaning materials wisely because sometimes, brushes can push dirt farther into the mechanisms. If possible, you should use compressed air in clearing out dust and dirt in the power tools.
Power tools are used not just because of how strong they are, but also because of how precise it can be. That being said recalibrating it to update the precision of its work should be something that is scheduled and mentioned in the manual of such power tools.
Batteries of power tools tend to overheat when overused. Make a conscious effort to not let it overheat because it can cause its battery to fry beyond repair. Manage the heat of the power tools’ battery when using it and keep it in a location where the temperature is not that high.
There are many ways to take care of your power tools. In the Philippines where the climate is usually hot, make sure to store them in places where the heat can’t get them. Also, you should also the seller of the power tools of what other things they would recommend you do in order to properly maintain your power tools. The more you know, the better your tools will be!