It seems the community has accepted these types of questions in the past.

So are tool repair and maintenance questions still on-topic?

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    Is there anything specific that prompted this question? – ChrisF Aug 14 '12 at 14:26
  • @ChrisF Yes. I wondered if this question, could be edited to make it on-topic by making it more generic. I thought if the question generically asked about vacuum filter change Vs. cleaning, it could be saved. – Tester101 Aug 14 '12 at 14:36
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    I think that one is off topic more because it's an appliance question rather than a tool question. – ChrisF Aug 14 '12 at 14:40
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    @ChrisF If it was about a shop-vac or dust collection system, would it be on-topic? I was thinking of editing it so it asks if it's beneficial to replace the filter, or if cleaning it is good enough. The two core questions asked by the user may be on-topic, just the extra information makes it off-topic (in my opinion). – Tester101 Aug 14 '12 at 14:56
  • @ChrisF I'm just trying to save questions here. – Tester101 Aug 14 '12 at 14:56
  • @Tester101 I don't mind pushing users to change their questions, but we need to be careful not to cross the line of editing the questions ourselves and changing the meaning. – BMitch Aug 14 '12 at 15:10
  • @BMitch You're right. I was inspired by the Summer of Love, and I guess I went too far with the niceness. – Tester101 Aug 14 '12 at 15:19

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