Many people know what kind of safety gear should be worn when using power tools. But what about the tips for your power tools that can prolong their life and keep their performance efficient. Whether you have high performing power tools or you have a kit of accessories, they all need some care and maintenance from your end to offer great results on your project. Here are few tips that can guide you on how to keep your tools and their accessories in top notch state.
No matter how much of a hurry you are in, never carry or hold the electric tool by its power cord. Swinging tool by its cord could expose it to body damage and this could even void the warranty of the tool. Always pick a tool up by its handle and carry it that way; those who do not know, a tool carried by its wire can have a damaged or broken cord connection that could even lead to shocks.
Here’s a quick tip for anyone that notices the metal dust particles that collect on your power tool. Apply a thin line of lubricant just by the cutline prior making a cut. This will reduce the dispersal of particles because the lubricant will catch them. This trick will ensure that you have a less messy workspace and you are not exposed to the annoying metal dust particles.
Many saw users neglect the resistance that their saw poses while cutting which could even give a painful kickback. In this instance it is best to stop using the saw immediately and inspect the condition of the blades. Sometimes the blades of the saw are not fit enough to perform on the tough work surface which means a more suitable saw needs to be purchased rather than forcing the existing saw to provide results.
Pay attention to the change of the sandpaper that your sander may need from time to time. The continuous use of sander could wear down the sandpaper particles that perform the task of sanding. For this reason extra sandpaper should be kept so that it can replace the old one.
Plastic parts of the tool should be only cleaned using a damp cloth. This means only water should be used for cleaning. A chemical solvent could damage the plastic parts of the tools that may require you to change them. Caring for your power tools would pay off in the form of quick and efficient project completion.