Finally got the Rigid TS3650. It took 8 whole days after moving into the
new house before I got enough time to go get it and put it together. I did
install the two garage door openers and ran two 20 amp GFCI circuits to the
thrid bay of the garage first (115 feet of conduit in all), so don't think I
was sitting on my tail.
I meant to ask this question before, but it slipped my mind: What is paste
wax? You know, the stuff you are supposed to treat the table top with?
Thanks in advance.
I think paste wax is like the old wax we used to use to wax a car
with. I've never use paste wax on a saw top but back in the day I did
For the last several years I've only use a product called
Top-Cote. I think a lot of the people here use it. It comes in a
spray can and although somewhat more expensive, works great and seems
to last pretty well.
They still do. I bought a tin this week, only to discover the old half
full tin out in the shop a day later. And it's the red stripe tin. Legend
has it that the red stripe tin is better because it's banned in
Kalifornia. Or Somesuch.
You also want to make certain that the wax doesn't have any anti-slip
agents added. Wax, for this purpose at least, should be as slick as
I use Butcher's Bowling Alley Wax. Or Liberon's. Or one of the others.
There's more wax in the shop than I'll use in the next ten years, I'm
Congrats on the new home, and on the new saw. Enjoy both.
At least some True Value hardware stores also carry the Johnson's paste wax.
I'm lucky to have one just down the road that carries it as well as a couple
of other types of paste wax including bowling alley wax. Can't imagine how
much of that they sell in a year...
I found Johnson's at Do-It-Best on the So. Calif coast also. Previous
trip to 20 miles north of Fresno a small hardware independent had
Johnson's and Tree wax next to each other. Still in Calif.
On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 10:23:49 -0800, mac davis
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