Table Saw Waxing

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Blog entry by Daris posted 08-06-2012 06:59 PM 5041 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I created a quick video on what I do to protect my tablesaw. I like to put a lite cover of Johnson paste wax across the top of it. Check out the video below or read more about it over at

-- Daris, Indianapolis,

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#1 posted 08-06-2012 08:07 PM

Wax on Wax off I use Renaissance Wax now and it is simply the best at protecting the top. It cost a little more, but it only needs applied twice a year. Good stuff.

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 01:58 AM

For what it’s worth, FineWoodworking has a review of the top commercial rust presenters. (July/Aug 2012)
Johnsons Paste Wax didn’t do very well in the head-to-head comparison.

The top prize went to CRC Industrial 3-36

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 11:16 AM

Great vid just one thing to add if u use a cotton rag u get a little bit of a smoother surface an four “0” steelwhool will take out the rust or a very fine sandpaper.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 08-07-2012 02:58 PM

Your subject is excellent. I would make two suggestions. First, if your subject is your table saw, show your table saw, don’t show a talking face. You might be pretty, but keep to the subject. Second, it doesn’t do much good to wax over rust. Get rid of the rust first. Your review was good and I loiok forward to more.

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#5 posted 08-07-2012 03:09 PM

I use a automotive rubbing compound and a scotch brite pad with a ROSto take the rust off then I use The ROS with a soft rag to take the excesses compound off and then apply the wax with a rag and ROS it makes my equipment very easy to use. One caution is that some waxes have silicone in them and they will contaminate your shop and make all you finishing have fish eye. Once you get it in you shop it’s all but impossible to get it out. Always check the labels of the products you use to make sure they are silicone free.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 08-07-2012 04:37 PM

My boss gave me an idea I’ll post it when I get home if it works!
Sorry wrong post!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 08-12-2012 09:48 PM

thanks for taking the time to do the video!
I think i’ll go for removing the rust with 0000 steel wool first and then use the Bostik Top Cote spray compound for steel tops and then buff
I have to do my jointer as well
I’m going to check though for the silicone as mentioned by a1 Jim

-- Greg Simon

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