Tools + Equipment
Tips for salvaging water-damaged tools
Power tools and equipment
Allow machine to dry out fully, then apply light machine oil to bare metal surfaces. Partially disassemble if necessary to dry interior areas that may trap water.
Find an electrician who can check out the electrical components and/or have it repaired by a professional.
See “e-Salvage” for information on electronics.
Use WD-40 to speed the drying—the gummy residue will collect dust and cause you problems later on
Put lubricant on non-metallic parts
Rinse, blot, and air dry; metal parts should then be oiled with light machine oil.