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Power Tools Care & Maintenance Guide

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Power tools can be expensive, so it makes sense to take care of them properly. Correct maintenance and storage means they’ll perform better and last for longer. Therefore, you’ll get better value for money. Let’s take a look at some simple ways to ensure your tools are receiving the correct treatment.

Read & Follow The Instructions

It’s amazing how so many people are willing to spend hundreds of pounds on new power tools and never read the instruction manual. It may seem boring, but the instructions are there for a reason. They’ll tell you how to use the tool properly. This could include maximum usage times, recommended accessories and warnings. Failure to comply with the manufacturer’s instructions will likely result in a void warranty, meaning you won’t get a replacement should the product not work.

Clean Your Power Tools

You should give your power tools a clean after every single use. Dust, dirt and debris can build up over time, leading to damage. When the machinery becomes clogged, the tool may become significantly less effective or even stop working. A quick clean after each use will extend the life of your tools. Always use something that’s appropriate for the equipment. This could be compressed air, a dry cloth or a damp cloth. Don’t use harsh chemicals on your tools as this could damage them.

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Store Your Power Tools Properly

Secure the wires carefully. Wrapping the wires too tightly can cause damage. Allowing wires to become tangled can also cause damage. If the tool came in a box, this will be the best way to store it. However, if you don’t have a box, securing the wires loosely with cable ties or elastic bands should suffice. If you know your tools will be in storage for a while, consider adding some silica packets to absorb any moisture in the container.

Repair Your Tools When Necessary

If you’ve noticed your power tools aren’t performing as well as they used to, it’s time to take them in for repairs. Using a tool that has a known issue is only going to make the problem worse and lead to further damage. To ensure you can keep your tool instead of having to invest in a new one, make sure you seek repairs promptly when you notice any changes in performance.

For Power Tools & Tool Repairs, Choose Southwest Building Supplies

If you’ve got a power tool that needs repairing or if you’re considering investing in something new, choose Southwest Building Supplies. We stock a wide range of tools from leading brands, including DeWalt, Makita, Bosch and Paslode, among others. Place an order with us today over the phone or pop into our Exeter branch to see what we have available.

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