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They're alive! 572

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,262 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
They're alive!
« on: December 04, 2018, 02:26:18 AM »
I was somewhat concerned about how well my DeWalt drill and reciprocating saw would have survived, having been left lying out in my garage for a couple of years, especially when I opened my garage a couple of days ago and found it almost entirely full of rat turds.  I am going to have to throw out so much stuff, but not these!  Despite being down on the floor, subject to moisture, mildew and rodent drippings, they cleaned up nicely and went straight back to work today with absolutely no issues.

Of course I have no idea where the blades for the reciprocating saw are, so I only have the all purpose one that was in it, but that worked well enough for some of the projects I have been needing to catch up on.  :D

The drill shows no signs of decay, which is especially good, since I brought my cordless Black and Decker drill but left the charger for it a thousand miles away in Ottawa....  :facepalm:

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 39,739
Re: They're alive!
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 05:46:49 AM »
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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,926 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: They're alive!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 07:45:58 AM »
I kinda did the same with the porter cable reciprocating saw, same with the portable band saw, but they worked just like new! Gotta love them..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,262 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: They're alive!
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 02:16:41 PM »
Unfortunately the cases these came with all have to go due to the amount of rat excrement in the garage.  I am going to have to make a special trip to the dump, but at least I am confident that my other tools will likely have survived, like my table saw, angle grinder, belt/disc sander, lathe, planer and belt sander.

Anything in cardboard or fabric is going to have to go.  I hope I can get the smell out of everything!   :ahhh

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,566
Re: They're alive!
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 02:36:07 PM »
Glad your major tools survived Grant :salute: and good luck with the clean up  :D I have a very strong dislike for rodents myself :whistle: :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,363 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: They're alive!
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 06:03:13 PM »
Glad your major tools survived Grant :salute: and good luck with the clean up  :D I have a very strong dislike for rodents myself :whistle: :D

Major Tools!

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No Life Club Posts: 1,311
Re: They're alive!
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 09:19:18 PM »
No Rat Turd is gonna tell me what to do! :facepalm:
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,262 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: They're alive!
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 12:41:16 PM »
No Rat Turd is gonna tell me what to do! :facepalm:

Well, it tells me to throw out the otherwise perfectly good office chair and some other furniture I had, and I am going to listen to that.....  :facepalm:

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,262 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: They're alive!
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 12:43:35 PM »
Also, I used my B&D angle grinder the other day, and it has also survived!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 1,311
Re: They're alive!
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 07:55:20 PM »
No Rat Turd is gonna tell me what to do! :facepalm:

Well, it tells me to throw out the otherwise perfectly good office chair and some other furniture I had, and I am going to listen to that.....  :facepalm:

Def

YUK! :ahhh

 

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