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#1 posted 03-16-2010 09:51 PM

If you have to pay for storage, I’d say get rid of it unless it is really special. keep the smaller quality tools. Uncle Sam use to store my stuff while I was out of the country. Will they do that for you? If your wife is moving the household perhaps they will? When it comes to the Military, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease”. Ask for long term storage maybe you’ll get it.

To protect metal working surfaces long term, coat them in a fine layer of general purpose grease and cover that with a heavy plastic or wax paper. If you store things on the working surface such as a table saw top, adding a sheet of 1/8 inch luan for added protection is a good idea. This technique was widely used when decommissioning warships and equipment and provides good protection from the salt air. Clean everything thoroughly first. Box and pack breakable parts and cutting tools.
Good luck and have a rewarding tour.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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