Keep outdoor electric tools in good shape
    As you put away your yard and garden tools each winter, take a few minutes to look them over for possible defects. If you find frayed cords, broken plugs or cracks, don't take chances -- have the tools repaired. And as you store them for the cold season to come, be sure to put your electric tools in a place that will stay warm and dry. Rain and snow could damage the components -- a problem you may not know about until you plug them in again next year.