On 5 Aug 2005 14:27:28 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Nothing. What do you think construction workers do when it starts
raining? You may or may not get a little rust on consumable parts
like blades or drill bits, but the tools you listed are designed and
intended for use outdoors. Being outside means rain sometimes, and
most tools are just fine after a little moisture. If they start to
get really rusty, polish them up a bit, and wipe some oil on them, or
spray some WD-40. Don't get to worked up about it- if you've got
anything that could be described as a decent tool, it'll be fine.
Those tools are for use- not for looking at!
I would put the saw and drill in the oven with the door open and set to the
"Keep Warm" setting for a couple of hours before applying power. The air
nailer should be treated with a rust preventative such as WD-40 and
lubricated internally with the recommended oil. If you have another
compressor I'd try to gently blow out any water that got into the motor of
the pancake compressor. If that is not possible I'd use a hair dryer to dry
out the moisture. Don't cook the motor to death, just warm to the touch for
an hour of so.
A little water won't hurt these tools. My stuff gets wet on jobs all
the time. Have a 20 year old Air-O-Smith compressor that has been wet
too many times to count and it still works fine. Never use WD40 on
lubricated parts. It will wash the lubricant off then dry out leaving
nothing to keep the part lubricated.
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