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Power Tool Maintenance: 4 Helpful Tips

Power Tool Maintenance: 4 Helpful Tips jason brown wood floors

Taking care of your power tools can dramatically increase their lifespan and save you money in the long run.

If you are a professional woodworker or a DIY enthusiast, you already know which power tools are essential for your trade. Your tools play a crucial role in helping you complete your projects. Over time, you have likely spent a significant amount of money on your power tools, and it makes sense to protect this investment by performing proper power tool maintenance. Taking care of your power tools can dramatically increase their lifespan and save you money in the long run. Here are a few helpful power tool maintenance tips.

Properly Store Your Tools

Power tools have electrical elements that can get damaged if exposed to moisture. Therefore, you should store them in a dry and clean place to maintain their efficiency. Even tiny amounts of water can corrode the electrical wiring and deteriorate the body of your tools and cause them to malfunction. 

Sharpen Blades and Bits

It is important always to keep your saw blades and drill bits sharp. Using a power tool with a dull edge can cause extra stress on the motor and impact your tool’s performance. Also, worn blades can lead to operator fatigue and reduce the lifespan of the blades and bits themselves. Pay attention to the manufacturer’s recommendations on when to replace bits and blades.

Keep Tools in the Original Cases

When you buy a new power tool, it will come packed in a hard and sturdy case. Although the original case may take up more space, it is always best to use it for storing your tools. It will not only protect them from extreme conditions but will also prevent exposure to moisture. Keeping your tools in their original cases is also an excellent way to protect them from dust and maintain their efficiency. Since most power tool manufacturers provide an original case to accommodate all the accessories used with it, you can store them easily after use.


Your power tools require proper lubrication to function. Using the proper lubricant for your tools is important, as different lubricants have different textures and viscosity. The owner’s manual will tell you if the tool needs to be lubricated, how often it should be lubricated, and what kind of lubricant to use. 

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Jason Brown Wood Floors is also your convenient dealer of high-quality, professional grade power tools. We offer brands that tradespeople trust most for the job. Come check out our Abingdon showroom to browse the in-stock selection of products and tools by Festool, Freud, Diablo, Shaper, Mirka,  Makita, Saw Stop , and Grex

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