10 Power Tools that Need Maintenance


Drill Press

Unlike the power sanders we just discussed, drill presses come in many sizes that represent hand-held, bench and floor models. They all benefit from the same kind of care. To prevent rusting, wipe down the table and all metal areas with oil or a relatively thin, moisture-resistant sealant called paste wax. Also, apply paste wax to stationary surfaces. If you use a drill press often, check the front bearings once a month and the motor oil cups twice a year in order to find problems when they're nascent, rather than full-blown, bigger headaches. Drip No. 20 SAE oil into bearing slots.