Tool Refurb #4: Table Saw Top Cleanup and Belts

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Blog entry by Joekwon80 posted 03-19-2012 11:02 PM 2090 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started cleaning up the top to the table saw today. I saw this website where he was working on the same saw as I am so I decided to take his methods. I started with 320 grit wet/dry sand paper then to 400-600-800-2000.

I think it turned out alright.

Also here is a photo of the belts. So yeah I’m sure I need to replace them.

-- Joe Kwon

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 12:00 AM

Nice going Joe. I’m about at the same point as you in the process of cleaning up my Unisaw (cleaning everything, etc.) I have put mine on hold until I can get some bikes out of my way so I’ll have room to continue.

I’m eagerly awaiting more on your refurb.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#2 posted 03-20-2012 12:11 AM

That tops lookin nice n clean Joe .. get a good coat of wax on her and shell be ready to go.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#3 posted 03-20-2012 12:25 AM

Thanks! I was actually wondering what kind of wax to use?

Will carnauba auto wax work? How about synthetic wax?


-- Joe Kwon

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#4 posted 03-20-2012 12:42 AM

I use furniture paste wax on my saw, same stuff I use in the shop.

-- TJ - Perryville, Missouri

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#5 posted 03-20-2012 12:43 AM

I have seen others (and myself) recommend a hard car wax. Seems to hold up good

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#6 posted 03-20-2012 11:40 AM

synthetic waxes contain silicone/polymers which will transfer to the wood and mess up your finish. Good old carnuba furniture wax is my vote.

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