|look after your tools, irrelevant to some folks.|
In affect, this is effectively an addition to Hayland's 'Do your fatty a favour..' thread........whilst following Dhallworth's excellent posts ( I would kill for a workshop like that ) It got me thinking that some people maintain their FFRR's but do they look after their tools?
In my line of work we HAVE to maintain a lot of very expensive tools, many of which are dedicated to particular tasks, ie hydraulic rigs for up to 1600 bar. For tools that are used 'once in a blue moon' it makes sense to use lubricants / WD40 type sprays etc to stop rusting ( Especially if your tool storage area gets damp etc.)
Today I used a winding tool when working on my daughter's insignia....changing the rear brake pads - car has an electric hand brake, before storing the tool in a plastic water proof Ex ice cream container, I cleaned said tool and all working parts were coated in coppaslip. Over-all it saves a lot of money and time, plus it's good for my OCD
PS - As soon as I saw the recent posts for V8 crank tools etc, tools sold, I just KNEW without even looking, that a certain Gentleman in Glasgow had got first dibs on those