Best Practices for Storing Power Tools: A Cautionary Tale

Best Practices for Storing Power Tools: A Cautionary Tale

Power tools are the ultimate accessories for anyone getting into DIY. Securing the longevity of your power tools by using these simple yet effective storage methods will go a long to ensuring they last longer and remain functional.

I used to be a cabinetmaker and general contractor, and I’m an avid home-improver, so I’m the type of handyman who is loathe to part with anything that might someday be useful. Even when living in New York City, I had my own trove of tools and building supplies in storage.

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When I moved to the Washington, D.C. area 12 years ago, an occasion arose to use my amassed tools. I got married and bought a nice 100-year-old farmhouse to work on.

Once we got settled, I announced to my wife that I was going to spend weekends building steel-reinforced block retaining walls around the basement perimeter to stabilize the foundation and dry things out. She cried. Then I told her that I wanted to build a shed. She hollered. On weekends, my wife wanted to get out and do fun things—and she wanted help with the baby.

 

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