I have an old craftsman table saw (pre junk period) that thru neglect the
splitter rusted along with the anti-kickback pawls. So today I sanded,
primed, painted everything back to looking good. Now the question is should
I wax the splitter after the paint cures?, and how long should curing take?
The primer and finish are the rust-oleum knock-offs of the krylon brand. 20
min. dry to touch 2 hr. re-coat time but nothing about final cure time.
Thanks for the advice which I know will come. Larry
With all due respect, I cannot agree with you here. Properly aligned or
not, a board will often begin to twist, bow, or try to close back up
immediately as it is cut. The splitter keeps the board from closing and
pinching the blade when this happens.
ED! you lucky dog Why use a "splitter" if the wood does Not touch it? Oh it
holds the guard.. I cannot believe that you have not sawed into a board that
tries to close up or twist.. or do you have a 1/4" kerf? Must be nice having
all Kiln dried Clear Lumber to work with (grin) I have cut wood that was
trying to warp so bad that one side ran into the splitter .( has nothing to
do with Saw alignment )
sorry I fell off the train (g)
Paint it. blow it dry at least for one minute put it on the saw and start
making sawdust. be advised that Paint on the splitter CAN color /stain the
wood edge ??
Hey maybe you should "stain" the splitter Golden Oak..
JUST KIDDING (g)
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1/4" kerf? Do they come that small?
I just took a look at my splitter. Maybe ignorance is bliss or I've been
lucky, but I don't see any marks on it. After a few years, I'd think I'd
see some scrape marks, but nothing.
I'm sure I don't cut the quantity some of you guys do, nor have I had any
air dried in the wild stuff. It just has not been an issue with me. I
thought waxing was for the bikini area anyway.
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