I live in a northern climate where it is very cold in winter
and then when spring arrives the top of my table saw and band saw have
rusted somewhat. I have tried petroleum jelly, wax etc. but I still
get the same problem each spring. Is there any product or procedure
that would prevent this problem ? Thanks, Bob
WOOD Mag has a really good article on rust preventers and cleaners in the
current issue. You should check that out.
Also, DAGS and you'll see that this discussion has come up in the past -
interstingly, it sort of reflects the report in WOOD....
I have been using a product by CRC named Table Guard, so far I am pleased
the top remains very smooth and well protected. They claim their product
leaves no residue on the wood. Try this link for more information.
NO!! Car wax is a Bad Idea. Most car waxes contain silicone, which causes
problems with many wood finishes. Use a non-silicone paste wax instead, such
as Johnson's Paste Wax or Minwax Paste Finishing Wax.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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I would be concerned about the amount of humidity you have in the
springtime. Protecting your TS for rust is good but I would attack
the cause of the problem. You have not mentioned where your shop is
located but if it's the basement I would install a dehumidifier for
cutting down on the humidity level.
This would also be good for the rest of your home. I have a small
unit that runs when needed and its very surprising to see how much it
will collect. I have mine hooked up now so it releases the water to
the sump pump, so I don't have to worry about emptying it all the
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I use a Paste Wax. However I also cover the saw table when the saw is
not in use. I have used a piece of plywood, and have currently got
cardboard on it. The idea is to keep the humid air from coming into
direct contact with the table surface.
Daniel Martin wrote:
Parafin has always done a great job for me, but I live in SE Texas and have
a different climate. Unfortunately for my tools, I live close to the beach
and salty air is great for making piles of rust out of perfectly good tools.
I'm sort of a newbie, but I've just been spraying a fine layer of wd40 on
the top then wiping off so there is not a lot of residue. After all wd-40
was designed to repel water.
It may not last as long as the other solutions, but I have no rust on the
saw or drill press and love the smell! :)
What do you do? Grind them into a paste of some sort and slather on? How
many ATF officers does it take to stop rust on a saw? Is it sufficient to
just lop off an arm or two, or do you have to grind up the whole ATF
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