I just got my new Unisaw...............nice!!!!! The table has got an oil
or grease film on it. What should a person do to clean it off and protect it
from rust? The book says to use kerosene to clean and then a paste floor wax
to protect it. What is everyone using? Regards. -Guy
What did you get I'm about to change my 25 year old Rockwell/beaver.
For grease removal on my other tools I used naphta fuel. It worked
very well, not sure if others will support this btu comments are
welcome. For the wax covering this is good idea however there are
other alternatives. Bostick makes an aerosol spray for this purpose
available from Lee Valley. They also have one for saw blades that is
suppose to keep resin build up off. Based on what your book says I
would guess that you have a Delta unisaw.
Ok, this is probably going to sound very newbe-ish (I have a RAS saw with a
melamine top, so I've never encountered this problem personally), but if you
put wax on the top, don't you run the risk that the wax will be absorbed by
whatever you're cutting, and effect how the wood takes on new stain?
I could be wrong here...but I think any wax will affect the penetration
of stain -- silicone-free or not.
Silicone-free wax is recommended because the silicone will degrade the
adherence of most film finishes...potentially causing it to crack or
If you get wax on the wood, yes, but you shouldn't. I and probably millions
of others use paste wax on my table saw. I use it on my hand planes,
chisels, drill press table, vise jaws, workbench top, and router table too.
I've never had any problem with wax getting in the way of stains or
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I know Lowes, HD and Walmart has it. It is a general purpose wax.
Comes in a yellow can for about $6.. I use it on many furniture
pieces as well. You can order it online too. There's a rumour that
it was discontinued, but that's false.
On Tue, 9 Dec 2003 19:21:13 -0600, "Guy LaRochelle"
I see your internet address is sasktel so I assume your a Canuck. If so,
you can't get Johnson's Paste Wax in Canada. It has been discontinued in
Canada. I use MinWax paste wax or TopCote. The Minwax is available at most
hardware stores that carry Minwax finishes and usually in the same section.
Canadian Tire and Rona-Revy will have it.
Minwax was all I could find at the time. I searched all over for Johnson's
before finding out it was discontinued and then someone recommended the
Minwax. I use it for finishing but for my tabletops I just use TopCote.
It's quick and easy and I have never had any corrosion problems yet. Nice
and slippery, too.
kerosene, WD-40 or mineral spirits to clean it off.
SC Johnson's paste wax (no silicones) to protect it unless you live in a
extremely high humidity area. I use that, then for a super slick
surface I spray EZ Glide over the top of the buffed up wax. It's like
having a cushion of air!
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