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Posted on Paste Wax Swirl Marks in my Shiny New CI Saw Top

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 11:21 AM

IMO applying T9 and paste wax on your table saw top might be redundant. Both will provide rust protection. I’m no expert because I have only owned two table saws in 20+ years. But on my old Craftsman I would apply wax on the top about 4 times a year or whenever I notice a dramatic lose in slickness. I would re-wax over the top without using mineral spirits, unless there was something that needed removed prior. I would apply T9 or a similar product on the mechanisms underneath (cleaning with mineral spirits if there is pitch build up) at the times I do the top. When I sold the Craftsman, the gentleman complimented on the care I had given it and asked me how I keep it rust free for all those years. So I guess I was doing something right and have been doing the same maintenance schedule with the new saw I bought the first of the year. And I follow a similar maintenance schedule with all the other tools I own…works for me. I do everything at once, it doesn’t take too long because I do it often enough that there isn’t issues. My workshop is in the basement of the house and is relatively climate controlled. Your situation may differ of course, but stick to a program that suits you needs. With proper care your tools will last many years

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