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I have got alot of power tools for my hobby and have a small shop in my one car garage, it's getting very tight in there and want to move some machine outside and put a roof over the tools.. Will this rust it's a radial saw and chop saw with table the table is made out of pt wood so that should be okay buy I am worried about everything getting rusted?????
 

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I have seen many people put a pole barn over there tool shops, what you think.. I live in florida never snow just rain???
 

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+1 with Bill, storing tools outside is going to quickly result in rust.

Several threads on this forum about folks having high humidity in their shops and how to prevent rust.

There are things you can do to attempt to prevent, such as Johnson's wax, WD-40, Boeshield T9 etc. but it is really difficult to protect all the inner workings.

My shop is a two car garage which I share with my tractor, snow blower, portable generator, etc.

My wife complains about the cars being outside, but they are the best designed to withstand the elements.

I can recommend having the tools on mobile carts, etc. so that you can move them out if you want to work outside in good weather, or to move outside so you can work on the car.
 

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It would be a lot of maintenence but it could be done. Keep the equipment covered with a good tarp when not in use and wax the exposed steel and iron often. You might put the equipment on mobile bases so you could push it in the garage when not in use.
 

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Similar to another thread, in west (wet) coast B C. It would be a disaster. It's the ambient moisture doe's the damage.
 

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I do the opposite. I keep my tools in the shop and roll them out when I want to work. Not the most convenient but it works. My larger tools are on some type of rollers. The smaller ones I just carry.
 

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Hey bostonwindows... hate to say this, but you got a problem. I'm a New Englandaer (NH) and I'm living this heat with you (60 miles NW from you, just above Townsend). Whether you leave your tools in or out makes no difference here in NE. Our HHH will affect the tools. Be patient and learn to deal with your ... you already got some good advice.
 
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