You don't use it by the gallon. You just put a little on a rag, then set
the can away from where you are working. Outside, preferably.
And never run with scissors in your hand. You could put yer eye out.
No you are supposed to soak the whole saw in it while smoking. The
flames will reduce the residue (and the saw) to nothing. Then when you
wake up in the burn unit, You can think about what new saw you want.
I have used in the past.....gas, kerosene, diesel (works great on
getting really thick grease off of your hands), brake cleaner, pumice
hand cleaner, a wire cup for an angle grinder, a heat gun and scraper,
an automotive or industrial degreaser, or the sandpaper route. Though
with the sandpaper route, I would start at 150 grit and on a half
You might want to try penetrating oil and a scotch brite pad as well.
(who is running with scissors and untied shoes after I have put out a
grease fire with a big cup of water)
"a little on a rag" for HIS tablesaw top?
it would evaporate before achieving much.
If -I- were trying his task,I'd take the top off and get it hot-tanked and
beadblasted,or try to find a bin large enough to cover it in kerosene,for a
good,long soak,before attacking with fiber scrub pads.
and you think fires can't start outside?
ever hear of static electricity?
You "fearless" guys....hospitals just love you.
And we have a winner! If OP wants this thing to look showroom-new, and
if he can take it apart and be able to put it back together, and he is
willing to spend the cash, best solution is to take top down to local
metal treating company, and get it tanked/blasted and protectively
coated. It has been a while, but I once had a 36" gear, off a crane or
something, that I bought at a garage sale. Rusty as hell, caked grease,
etc. Took it in there and they handed it back in a couple of days
looking like new. Teeth were still square and pretty. Cost about 30
bucks, but that was 10-12 years ago, so probably 50-some now.
(Gear is still sitting at my brother's house, outside, still not rusty.
Was gonna make a sundial out of it, but never got around to it.)
How in the heck did we survive? Lawn darts. Lead paint. Spud guns. Stuff
they have taken off the shelves and now you have to pay big bucks on ebay.
We've protected the current generation from so much harm and evil and
And look at the results. Now instead of your brother stapling you with the
Arrow T50 stapler, they go pay fifty bucks for someone to do it to them.
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