Storing garden tools
How to store for your safety and for the safety of those around you
A useful reminder of three recommendations
· Place your tools out of the reach of children
· Use the guards provided for blades and sharp pointed parts
· Store tools on a flat surface and avoid storing at a height ( some tools may roll over and fall)
How to store your tools so that you can enjoy using them as long as possible
· Never leave your tools in direct sunlight or in the rain
· Clean your tools every time you finish using them
· Remove soil, grass stuck on the tool or residues of concrete and dry your tools with a soft cloth
· If necessary remove rust with a metal brush
· Store your tools in a dry, airy place
· Before storing tools for a prolonged period, oil metal parts
· Always take advantage of this opportunity to check your tools for cracks, loose screws, wear and tear, impacts or damage which could make the tool inefficient or dangerous.
Tip : remember to soak the socket of your tools with wooden handles in a bucket of water for at least 24 hours before using them for the first time, so that the wooden handle expands and fits into the iron head perfectly.
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