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When it comes to tools, the best policy is to clean them after every use with a tack rag. If you've been lax about maintenance, however, now is a good time to reset. Clean tools thoroughly, remove any rust spots that may have developed, and coat them in machine oil for protection. Rust can occur when tools are stored improperly, so find a dry place for them, like a sealed, plastic toolbox. Also test saw blades and sharpen any that need it.
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