A simple Google search of "johnson paste wax" gives
as the first result.
No, it has NOT been discontinued.
Neither years ago nor now.
Michael Latcha, at home in Redford, MI
Imagine my surprise last week when I saw the Johnson's paste wax at my local
3 year old Lowe's.
I actually have seen it quite a few times in the last few months in the
Houston area in different stores.
Go here and you will find that in the U.S. you can still buy the product.
: >> What do you more experinced woodworkers use for keeping your
: >> plate nice and slippery?
: > Paste wax. Johnson's. Yellow tin with red stripe at Lowes.
Nope, not so. You can buy it all over the place here. Got some
last weekend in fact.
Didn't we just have this Johnson's Wax discussion about 10 days ago in a
separate thread? All y'all
keep this up and I'll upload another episode of Fibber McGee and Molly, perhaps
with a Christmas
theme instead of woodworking this time.
Slipit (www.slipit.com) and Boeshield are two products for this purpose.
Slippett is a white wax looking product which contains no silicone.
Boeshield is a spray on.
Both are effective at preventing rust. Slipit is perhaps more slippery.
Are you talking about the table insert or table or both? The first
thing I do is sand all the paint off the insert. The paint is put on
by the manufacturer to indicated a danger area, but it will gum up
over time from the resin in the wood. then it will either streak your
fine hardwood or at the very least create a variable viscosity surface
which is exactly what you don't want on the feed surface of a saw.
In my opinion it doesn't matter as much how much resistance the feed
has (how slippery) as long as it is consistent throughout and you
don't hit areas that have more or less drag. That is a dangerous
Any table top wax that does not have silicone will do. I use Empire,
but have used many others.
Well thanks for all of the advise. I am going to try find some Johnsons
paste wax, providing they haven't outlawed it here in california.
Thanks to all of the experinced woodworkers our there.
Barry in Northern CA
I searched in Oxnard & Ventura on So Calif coast but couldn't find
Johnson's wax. Went to central valley and found some in an
independent hardware in Madera. A Do-It-Right franchise opened in
Oxnard and they have it on the shelf. Neither HD nor Lowe's had it
despite some posts saying they found it in their locale in both big
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