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How to Maintain Power Tools

Brand-new power tools are not cheap. When we buy brand-new power tools, we want them to last as long as possible. But did you know that power tools might end up dying too soon due to lack of proper maintenance?

With regular services, power tools can work 90% brand-new for years and years to come. Here are some tips on how to maintain your power tools properly:

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How to Clean Power Tools

Keep your power tools clean all the time. Dust and debris can quickly reduce the life span of your power tools. The small particles that come through the cover and air vents will go inside your power tools and damage the electrical and mechanical parts if left for too long.

After use, your power tools with a microfibre cloth. Clean the air vents with a small paintbrush to make sure your power tools are free from all small dust and particles. Use alcohol to remove stubborn stains. If you don’t have alcohol, use a slightly damp cloth to clean.

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How to Store Power Tools

Keeping your tools in the right place is just as important as cleaning them. Store your power tools in a cool and dry place. Moisture causes rust and instantly reduce the life span of your power tools, whilst excessive humidity can cause a short circuit in your power tools and damage them.

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Maintaining Cordless Power Tools

One important part of cordless tools is the battery. By taking care of them, your power tools will have a longer life span. Here are some essential tips that you can do to increase the life span of your cordless tools:

  1. Make sure the battery is always charged. Always charge it after you finish working.
  2. Charge the battery to its full capacity before every use.
  3. Do not leave the battery charged for a long time after being fully charged.
  4. Make sure the battery doesn’t overheat. When the battery feels too hot, stop working and wait until the battery temperature’s back to normal.
  5. Make sure the battery remains dry all the time.

The team at Greene Brothers are always ready whenever you need us!

Our team of experts at Greene Brothers have more than 60 years of experience in superior power tool service and repair so you can be assured that you will get a quality service or repair from a locally owned and operated Waikato business.

We’re proud to say that customers from both large and small companies trust Greene Brothers for the right advice and ongoing support, including Greene Machine programme and mobile services. We’re ready where and when you need us.

We can also offer advice on whether your power tools are repairable or if you need to replace the power tools with the new ones. If you’re still unsure about any issue that you have, we recommend you to give us a call or email us. Let Greene Brothers take care of all your power tools & equipment safety testing!