Whether you’re doing a job for work or working on a DIY project, chances are good that you’re going to need power tools to complete whatever job you’re working on.
Machine tools operate a wide array of functions including threading, boring, turning and facing materials such as metals. As such, machine tools must be extremely hard and durable, making regular maintenance and repairs a must for quality purposes.
With that in mind, here are some helpful tips for maintaining your power tools:
- Properly cleaning your machine tools on a regular basis can prevent build up that could result in damage, or cause the machine to function poorly.
- Machine tool parts that regularly rub together should be well lubricated at all times to avoid damage.
- Keeping your machine tools dry, and away from the elements can help you keep them in better working order for a longer period of time.
- To avoid machine tool repairs, check and make sure make sure that the gear box spindle’s oil level and apron are in the safe line regularly.
- While using a machine tool, if unusual noises are heard, this may be a sign that you need to have it inspected or repaired.
Lathes are used to create a wide array of products including candle sticks, musical instruments, table legs, and gun barrels. It’s an ancient tool, and is believed to have been first created in Ancient Egypt. Lathes are useful tools, but must also be maintained.
- A lathe should be cleaned and wiped down on a regular basis, as well as the wiper pads which should be cleaned and re-oiled regularly.
- The gibs on a lathe should be regularly adjusted to avoid damage and unnecessary friction between components of the lathe.
- The drive belt on a lathe should be checked regularly for tension and consistency in order to keep a lathe working well.
- The chip/gram on a lathe machine should never be cleaned with high pressure air, as it could potentially enter the machine’s crevices.
Even by following these tips, there may still be times when you’ll be in need of a power tool repair service. If that’s the case, take time to find a reputable place that can do the work you need. A reputable power tool repair service can do tune-ups of your power tools and offers repair services on a wide range of tools including blowers, trimmers, mowers, generators, saws, welders, etc.
Most places offer power tool repair service should be able to tell you what they do and don’t repair. If a company does not offer power tool repair service on a particular product, contact the manufacturer of that product to figure out what can be done.
When searching for a place that offers power tool repair service, check to see exactly where the tools are repaired. Some places accept broken tools, but don’t have the ability onsite to fix your equipment. Instead, your tools are shipped to a repair center and the length of time to fix it might be anywhere from a few weeks to a month.
Taking care of your power tools will eliminate the need for repairs, but if repairs are absolutely needed, take time to find a reputable service to get your tools functioning properly again.