Tips for Cordless Impact Driver’s Maintenance and Cares
If you have bought an impact driver and you want to make it stay longer, the number one step you should take is to learn how to care. The cordless impact drivers include some user’s guide and manuals to maintain the intactness and solidness of the device.
Cleaning and maintenance are a great addition when it comes to the lifespan of impact drivers. Remember, a cordless impact driver comes with changeable mechanisms that make the tool operate and function effectively. And because you can change its parts, you can repair it when time comes it encounter malfunctions. The impact drivers are more compact, smaller and lighter in weight compared to other drivers making it useful for any heavy-duty projects while offering long lasting service.
Detail of maintaining work
• USE APPROPRIATE SOCKETS AND BITS ONLY.
Never use incorrect sockets and bits because it can create a danger of breakage to the parts of an impact driver. Always remember that the sockets and bits of the device are important. Improper and careless handling of them can lead to accidents and different injuries.
• CHECK ALL THE PARTS REGULARLY.
Before you start on using the tool, always check the parts. It is better to prevent unnecessary damages than avoiding it when already too late.
Once you notice that some parts of the impact driver show signs of damage or already have malfunctions especially if the tool won’t start, never continue using it but it must be expected or repaired first.
It is better to use the services of a qualified service technician for repair and maintenance to ensure the proper restoration of the tool.
• MAKE REGULAR CORD INSPECTION.
Dragging and dropping any power tool can damage its parts and can cause wear and tear to the cords. Use the impact driver carefully and always carry the device by the handle but don’t forget to make sure it is turned off. If an impact driver has damaged cord already, don’t use it. It can be dangerous to users. Instead, repair or replace the cord of the tool as soon as possible.
• DON’T FORGET TO CLEAN THE TOOL’S ACCESSORIES.
There are various accessories of impact drivers that need to be cleaned and maintained such as bit holders and many other different screws, impact and drill bits. Keep them protected from wet conditions and stay them away from the excessive heat of the sun. Make sure they are free from any debris or dirt for messy bits can cause misalignment or jamming of the parts. It can even damage the tool itself.
• APPLYING EXCESSIVE TORQUE MAY NOT BE RELEVANT.
If you use torque too much, it can damage the studs and sockets of the tool and lead to horrible accidents on the user’s end. Don’t forget to put a protective cover on your impact drivers to make it protected from elements that can destroy its housing.
• USE APPROPRIATE CLEANERS AND GREASE.
For every impact drill models, there are certain recommended grease and cleaners. Follow them and keep your device lubricated. Clean and grease all those moving parts and apparatus as per instruction in your manual. If you are using an oil-filled motor, change the oil following the manual’s instructions. If you are using an air compressed impact drivers, make it has the proper air flow while performing a regular checking. If there are any leaks or damage to the tool, take action on them first before using.
• AFTER EVERY USE, CLEAN AND STORE THE TOOL PROPERLY.
Once you are done using the tool, it is important to responsibly pick the tool up, clean it and put it in the right places. Don’t just leave the device somewhere. Doing so will not just make the environment messy but can lead to further injuries at the same time.
After you use, it is the right time to wipe the device and lubricate as per manufacturer’s instruction. Pour oil into the inlet and turn on the tool for some time to make sure that all are moving parts are properly lubricated. Remember not to use detergent and don’t forget to store the tool in a proper dry location.
• CHECK THE DEVICE REGULARLY.
If you have cleaned the impact driver and has stored it properly, it does not mean that you can expect the tool to be good for years. Sometimes, if you are not going to use any device for a long time, it will retire over time. The parts start to rust and the whole tool starts to jam due to dust and other small particles.
For a long lasting cordless impact driver use, proper care and maintenance are required. An impact driver is an amazing tool; if you want it to stay that way, do everything to keep the device run smoothly.