Tips to make your tools last longer

Last Updated on September 20, 2020

Good tools are always considered as a good friend in any job. The more you will take care of your friend, the more he will return to you. On the other hand, if you do not care about your friend as well as your tool, then they are not supposed to stay with you for a long time.

Today, I am going to tell you how you can make your friend as well as tools last longer by following some simple steps.

Storing your tools properly:

The first and foremost step towards making your tools last longer is storing it in a particular place. In order to store your tools properly, you can arrange a pegboard. A pegboard will allow you to store your all tools in a place. However, if you don’t feel comfortable with a pegboard, then you may go for a tool-box. Like the pegboard, the tool-box also allows you to store all your tools in a good way.

These are the best way to store your tools. However, you are not bound to follow this. You may also store your tools in a cloth beg. But, make sure that the bag is in a dry place and away from moisture.

Keep your tools dry:

In order to keep your tools healthy, you should always keep your tools in a dry place. A dry place will ensure the safety of your tools. If you are thinking about storing your tools in your garage, then you may find a problem as the basement of your garage is supposed to be damp or the amount of humidity is high. So, in order to make your garage worth to keep your tools, you can arrange a dehumidifier to control the moisture.

However, if you have garden tools, then you should not let them rest on the concrete as the moisture easily creeps the concrete. It is always recommended to hang the garden tools.

Without it, another trick to keep your tools dry and safe is to store your tools in the original cases after the use. The case will protect the tools from moisture. In this case, you can use the silica gel that comes with the tools packaging.

Keep your tools clean:

Well, keeping your tools clean is a must if you want to make your tools last longer. That’s why you must clean your tools in a good manner after each use. This will help to remove the dirt and dust from the tools.

However, you always need to be careful while cleaning your tools as there is a different kind of tools. Different types of tools demand different cleaning systems.

For example, if you are going to clean hand tools, then you can do it easily using a rag to wipe them down with soap and water. You have to make the tools dry before storing it. Well, you can use WD-40 to prevent rusting if there are any metal body tools.

Garden tools also need a similar process. But if the tools are made with wood, then do not forget to give them a good oil before storing. It will increase the durability of the tool.

But, while cleaning the powered tools, the process may be a bit different and you need to be more careful. Before cleaning, make the tools unplugged. Using an air compressor is the best way to remove all the dirt. But, you can use lubricant oil to wipe down the body and any moving parts of the tool.

After all, a regular checkup of the tools is needed. If you find any damage to the tools, try to repair it as soon as possible. Following these tricks, I hope you will have a longer and better experience with your tools.


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