Well, first of all Ned, I would dust them off while talking to them in quiet, soothing tones. They will have been without human contact for quite a while and they will need to be gently reintroduced back into the woodworking society.
After getting them used to your touch again, you might try massaging their tables with some nice, expensive wax and giving their moving parts some fancy lube.
Just a thought................
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