Keep Your Power Tools Running

As we fire up our spring projects it’s clear that we need to wipe the dust off some of our power tools and give them a once over to make sure they are in good operating condition which means they are safe to use and effective.
Here’s a starting point for checking your tools for any damage or wear and how to recognize when they need repair. One of the most common issues are worn power cords which can be dangerous and should be fixed immediately, learn how to repair the cord yourself.

If your tools are beyond salvaging but you don’t have the deep pockets for new one’s, then consider reconditioned tools either from the factory or other resellers.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.