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post #1 of 10 Old 06-18-2014, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Do You Cover Your Miter Saw When Storing

A couple months back I picked up a new Milwaukee 6955-20 miter saw.Awesome saw!I use it off and on and was wondering if anybody covers their miter saw when they are not using it for a few weeks or storing it for longer periods of time?

What do folks use to cover it?I was thinking about picking up a cheap grill cover or just using an old tarp or sheet.
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I don't cover mine. I vac it off every now and then. But mine is on a stand and I use it at least weekly.

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Mine sits on a shelf in a pole barn, uncovered.

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No. I do not cover any other tools either.

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Unless storing in a leaky old barn I don't really see a need to cover tools. And actually a covering can keep moisture from humidity pressed up against the metals in a tool, not a good plan...

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No need to cover tools at least if they are kept indoors just something to take off .
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Unless storing in a leaky old barn I don't really see a need to cover tools. And actually a covering can keep moisture from humidity pressed up against the metals in a tool, not a good plan...
I would worry about this if a breathable material was not used.
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I find a nice patina of dust makes a tool look nice and protects it in some small way. Not sure how but it just looks right. Actually, I can see if anyone has walked through the shop and touched anything at all if I leave a light layer of dust on tables and beds. But no, I don't cover anything because my tools are in a dedicated work space.

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Thanks for the replies guys. Makes sense to me. I guess part of me wants to keep it as nice as I can for as long as I can and was thinking about covering it. But another part of me knows a tool is a tool so covering it makes no sense. I plan on storing it in the garage when not in use. Thanks again for the replies.
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I cover all my tools that have a cast iron table. Humidity in Florida is horrible, I use part of an old quilt and a small piece of plastic on my ts and a couple of towels and plastic on the jointer. OMT i also keep a good coat of Johnsons paste wax on all CI tops, I got that idea from the fellows on this forum.

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