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Ranger1227 06-24-2011 09:08 PM

water in jigsaw
 
I had to use my jigsaw today on the bottom of my deck and it got very muddy. I rinsed it off with my hose. It appears to be working, but I am curious if I have caused any significant damage to it.

Bud Cline 06-24-2011 09:14 PM

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I rinsed it off with my hose.
THAT was a good idea!:)

I would blow it out with compressed air and let it sit in the sun for a day or two. I'll bet it will be fine. Don't be tempted to trigger it beforehand just to see if it works.:)

mustangmike3789 06-24-2011 09:15 PM

probably didnt help it any. i dropped a drill in a pool a few years back and it still works.

Bud Cline 06-24-2011 09:23 PM

I doub't there is any real damage. As long as you don't try to run those things when they are wet they generally survive a dip now and then.:)

oh'mike 06-25-2011 06:16 AM

Spraying a wet electric tool with WD-40 and getting it to dry in the sun works wonders.

A freak rainstorm dumped 14"s of water on a basement job some years back---The contractors entire tool collection sat under 3' of water for hours.

Compressed air and WD-40----a lot of sunshine---all tools survived!

DangerMouse 06-25-2011 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 673738)
Compressed air and WD-40

I think I'd do it the other way around. WD-40 to displace all the water, then compressed air to remove any remaining water OR WD-40.
I've seen WD-40 and CR-556 kill power tools before, so I'd be real cautious there.

DM

DrHicks 06-25-2011 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by mustangmike3789 (Post 673633)
probably didnt help it any. i dropped a drill in a pool a few years back and it still works.

So YOU'RE the guy in that picture! :laughing:

http://www.popular-pics.com/PPImages...longer-men.jpg

SD515 06-25-2011 08:48 AM

What's the problem? He's got his PPE on :laughing:

Ranger1227 06-25-2011 05:13 PM

Thanks, guys, I actually used it again yesterday afater cleaning it, and it still works. I don't use a jigsaw very often, so it will have plenty of time to dry


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