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Chapter 13 – Maintenance of Tools and Machines

Meaning and Types of Maintenance

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In the last lesson you learned about how to care for metalwork hand tools. In this lesson however you are going to learn about a general approach to maintenance, the different types of maintenance and how to carry out routine maintenance on machines. 

To prolong the lifespan of work tools and make work easy and effective, the hand tools and machines must be maintained (serviced) regularly.

Meaning of maintenance

Maintenance is the process or art of caring for an equipment so as to avoid damage and accident. It can also be defined as the sum of all the activities that are carried out regularly to keep the equipment in a good working condition.

Types of Maintenance

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