How to Properly Maintain Battery-Powered Tools?
Every home needs a garage filled with appropriately placed tools if you want them to last long enough. Among the many standard tools, there are those powered by batteries. They are neither ordinary tools nor fall in the category of machines.
That means treating them like one or the other is not the best idea because that may cause issues in their work. Battery-powered tools need proper storage and maintenance if you want them to be long-lasting and never fail you.
On average, these tools will last for up to three years until you need to replace the battery, but the rest of the bodywork might fail sooner if you don’t take proper care of them. This is why maintaining it is essential. In this blog post, we share a few tips that show how to take care of them properly. Read on and find out more.
Cool them down before doing anything
When working with a battery-powered tool, it will heat up while doing something with it. These tools are usually protected with a layer for you not to feel that heat, but inside they may reach extremely high temperatures.
Storing them inside a box may cause this heat to stay trapped for a long time. It may damage some of the most fragile parts, including the battery. That’s why it’s wise to first cool them down before taking them away to another place.
Clean them before storing away
Suppose you’re using a battery-powered drilling machine. You’re going through wood, metal, or something else, and this material you’re working on will be all over the place, including those tiny places on your machine.
Instead of leaving it like that, you should thoroughly check for stuff inside and clean it. If they are left inside, dirt and tiny pieces may cause damage the next time you turn the machine on, and some of the materials may even cause malfunction by staying trapped inside the tool for a long time.
Regularly lubricate them
If the tool is battery-powered, it has parts that are in motion, which means that they need to be perfectly lubricated at all times to work properly. Take care of these parts if you want your tools to last long.
Every tool has its needs, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a simple sledgehammer or a highly complex machine. Make sure all parts are well maintained and do at least one lubrication process per year.
Keep them in a safe, dark, and dry place
Tools, especially those with batteries inside, don’t like staying for a long time in the open. The sun, moisture, and heat are all things that are not working to their benefit. It’s best to take them off and store them in a safe, dark, and dry place.
Moisture is a well-known danger for every tool, and heat can literally melt the plastic parts that are most commonly used lately in all sorts of tools but especially destroy the batteries inside. You’ll find many toolboxes and toolbox accessories made for these needs. Pick one that is perfect for your tools.
Sharpen those that need sharpening
Some tools are made for cutting stuff, and batteries also power them. If you want them to work flawlessly and for the battery to have its full strength, you need to sharpen them and help them work without problems regularly.
In general, blades and cutting tools all need to be perfectly sharp for top-notch results. Do that just like you would sharpen any other knife in the kitchen. If the instruction manual says something different, only then opt for something else.
Replace the drilling parts with new ones when they are worn off
Some machines and tools used for drilling will need to be replaced after some time. They are used for drilling, and they will wear off and become useless after some time. There’s nothing you can do about this.
You need to check their value regularly, and if you see that they are not good enough, it’s best to replace them immediately. If you wait until it’s too late, you may damage the machine and waste precious time struggling to get the job done.
Mind battery expenditure too
Another thing to keep in mind is battery expenditure. No battery will last forever, so don’t be surprised when you find out that the battery is dead. The good thing is you can replace the old battery with a new one easily.
Most tools are made to provide a simple battery change. It is the most affordable way to maintain a particular machine. An entirely new device may be too expensive, so replace batteries when they wear off. If you only change the batteries and not the entire tool, you’re getting the best value for your money.
Author: Dean Peechiari Date Posted: 31 May 2022