The power drill is one of the most useful tools you can keep in your home. You can use it for performing minor repairs or for doing more complicated projects. Having a reliable drill means that you are always ready for almost any kind of handy work. In order for a power drill to be reliable, it must always be in good condition. To do this, it is important that the drill is properly maintained.
Things can get messy when using the drill. The fragments from the material that is being drilled can sometimes get into unwanted places. The heat generated by the drill bit and material can cause parts of materials to melt and bond with the bit. When working with wood, the heat can cause the moisture in the wood to evaporate and condense at the chuck
The chuck is the part of the drill that holds and spins the bit. Most chucks are made of metal and the condensation can lead to corrosion. In order to protect the chuck from corrosion, it must be clean and regularly wiped with a lubricant.
Lubrication creates a protective barrier on the surface of the chuck and prevents condensed moisture to reach with the metal surface. An ordinary multi-purpose oil can accomplish this job. This ordinary oil can be too wet and cause particles to stick on the chuck. That is why there are specially developed lubricant technology that are used for this specific purpose that leaves a very thin and dry protective film.