+1 Or cutting oil. Anything to put a film on the piece.
Of course, depends on what you intend to cut with the saw as to how
much that film will "compromise" the pieces when used.
I keep most of my hand tools (jack planes, chisels, drill bits, etc.) coated
with a light film unless they see frequent use. Some are sold with a fine
coating in place -- don't "wipe them clean" just because you *think*
them dirty/oily! :>
Last thing I'd use. It will protect the iron, but can make a mess when
you go to use the saw. Do you really want oil residue on that $75 piece
of cherry you are ripping?
Also, use nothing that contains silicone.
Your saw, your choice though.
Saw a tip - perhaps it was in this very group - a couple of years ago.
There is a product called PENETROL
It's billed as a paint "conditioner" but it's also recommended as a
sealer/rust preventative for metal. I've used it the past couple of
years and it works well. About $10 a quart at the BORG in the paint section
On Thu, 24 Sep 2015 06:34:12 -0700 (PDT), bob_villa
For quick & easy & fairly cheap - Rem-Oil
< Remington gun oil ? > - kinda like WD-40 ..
but it doesn't all evaporate & disappear so much.
A few other more waxy more expensive products
are out there ..
On Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 9:34:30 AM UTC-4, bob_villa wrote:
Some folks like GlideCote, formerly TopCote. It is not specifically sold as a rust preventative, but many folks have noted that rust protection is an un-documented benefit.
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I've never tried it, just read about it in some forums. I've got a really old can of Johnson's paste wax that seems to work for me and which will probably last longer than I will.
One of the best rust preventives around consists of a sheet and a 20w
light bulb . Cover with the sheet and put the lit bulb underneath . All ya
gots to do is keep the iron above the dew point . No condensation equals no
I keep an incandescent bulb burning in my machine shop 24/7 in the cold
months . I get occasional moisture when we get a quick rise in temps but
overall thinhgs stay pretty dry .
Quite commn in tropics to buy small enclosed heaterbars for bottom of
If you were lucky enough to live in permanent accomdation in Vietnam
then there was likely an unprotected lamp in the bottom of the hanging
space to keep the humitity down or set your clothes on fire if they
fell on the lamp >:|
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