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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.
 

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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.:)
 

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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.:)
 

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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!
 

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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.

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

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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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