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Chapter 12 – Care and Maintenance of Metal Work Hand Tools

Methods for Maintaining Metalwork Tools

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In this chapter, you are going to learn about how to care and maintain these metalwork hand tools. You will discover what a lubricant is, types of lubricants and the basic reason for applying lubricants to machines and tools.

To prolong the lifespan of work tools and make work easy, attention must be paid to the care and maintenance of work tools.

Meaning of maintenance

Maintenance is defined as the work done on any engineering equipment to keep it in good operating condition. Everything we have in our school and home need to be taken care of so that they can serve us better. A driver checks the oil level, radiator water, battery, tyres, brakes etc. in his car to see if there is any problem before he hits the road.

Methods for Maintaining Metalwork Tools

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