Guide to Taking Care of Power Tools Batteries

You are moving in to your own place soon and have been given a power tool from your parents as a gift. Great. Now what do you do with it? You didnít really know what it was for to begin with, now you need to know how to take care of it? Power tools are fairly easy to maintain and take care of, once you know a few tips. Taking care of the battery is one of the most important things you can do to extend the life of the tool and the functionality of it Ė in times of projects! How do you do that?

Read the Manuals

Your best bet is to read the ownerís manual that came with your power tool. Even though some power tools come with both a cord and a battery pack, you need to know how to care for that battery. When properly cared for, the battery can have a long life on it when it is not attached to the connector. You could get all sorts of projects done without having to be plugged in to a wall. But if you donít charge the battery correctly, then you could have a day of waiting around or juggling a cord in order to get any work done.

The manual will give you instructions on how long to charge the battery initially and then how to keep it charged later on. Some types of batteries work best if you completely drain them before recharging. Other types of batteries work well when you recharge them after each use, making it fully charged at all times. Not charging the battery the way it was meant could shorten how long it actually stays charged or even how long it holds a charge at all. And since replacing batteries can be expensive, you will want it to hold a charge for a long time.

Service and Maintain

Maintain your power tools when they have the need. Do you need new saw blades? Get the put on right away so that a dull saw blade doesnít make it overheat. Have a motor oiled and greased so that it powers through a cut or performs a task. Maintenance will cost a bit to perform but if it prevents an expensive malfunction later down the road, then it is worth the price.

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