Roger Redden, National Roofing Account Manager, Makita USA
When asked, “What are your most important assets that contribute to the success of your business, most owners will always say “My employees,” and they would be right. However, what is often overlooked and what represents a smaller line item in the budget are tools. I have heard people say, “I have a personal relationship with my tools.” These are the things that help you get the job done and will always go from job to job. They make you money and help your employees produce a consistent, high-quality finished product.
Tool maintenance is also overlooked for the most part and just like the maintenance of your fleet, a well-maintained tool will last longer and perform to the manufacturer’s specification longer, saving your company time, money and effort.
Rising costs and worldwide shortages make it more important than ever to treat your tools like the assets they are. Warranties differ from company to company and tool to tool, usually ranging from one to three years. Below are some things that you can do to extend the life of your tools. Read more.