5 Tipps for a long Tool Life
1. Clean after use
No matter whether crimping, cutting or punching, you should clear your tool after use of material remnants that you have just processed. With hydraulic tools, regular greasing of the joints is recommended to keep wear to a minimum.
2. Store in dry and secure place
Although some tools are extra heat-resistant, you should still try to keep the tool dry at all times, and store it at a temperature of between 15 and 20 degrees. For storage purposes, you can use tool bags or tool cases for example, which will protect from dust and dirt. With tool cases, you have the added benefit of secure and simple transportation of the tool.
3. Inspection and Maintenance of your tool
For a preventative care, the regular inspection and maintenance is very important for your tool. We recommend to bring your tool to the inspection every year and to a maintenance every third year or after 10000 crimps or cuts have been done. During the Maintenance we are changing multiple wear parts. This will be done by one of the Klauke international Authorized Service Centers. How to proceed? Just fill in the checklist and send it to together with your tool to the closest Service Center.
4. Use of Original Spare Parts
In the case that your tool needs to be repaired, we recommend you to use only original spare parts. This ensures you a continuous quality. We are happy to help you when your tool broke down to repair it or to help you finding the right spare parts for your tool. Just get in contact with us here.
5. Charging and storing of Li-ion batteries
Batteries do have a limited service life, but you can help prolong it. For the newer tools with Lithium-ion batteries (Li-ion), observe the following:
- Do not charge batteries at very high/low temperatures (guide: always between -10 and +40 degrees (Celsius)
- When not in use, remove the battery from the tool and store separately
- Remove the charger when the battery is fully charged