Well after 5 months I finally got to use my new Rigid table saw. The
project is a workbench. I was using a tenoning jig (another new toy - cast
iron) and notice that it is starting to mark the surface of the table saw.
It's not your typical cast iron top. What can I do to minimize the wearing?
Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the
great number who are not good. Hence a prince who wants to keep his
is it aluminum? if so, be sure the underside of the jig is
super smooth. apply wax (SC Johnson's Paste Wax is a
perennial favorite) to the top. Now you know why cast iron
tops are used for premium table saws! :)
Thanks for the help, Dave. I believe the saw is aluminum. That's why it's
protable. Another lesson learnt. I just hope that I can make the table
that SWMBO wants before she finds out how much I have spent on toys (tools)
look at it THIS way: if you are able to show SWMBO that you
actually WORE OUT a table saw, she will realize that you are
USING your tools to their utmost and now deserve a more
robust hunk of equipment to replace it! :) (there's a
silver lining in every cloud...)
You can buy UHMW plastic in a very thin TAPE that can be applied to
the bottom of the tenioning jig to give you slick patches/strips tha
will keep the metal bottom from chewing the table top from most
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