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Review by SirFatty posted 01-14-2014 04:21 PM 2442 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have to share my shop space with two cars in the winter. All that humidity from melting snow wreaks havoc on the cast iron table saw top and drill press table and post. I set out to find a good way to seal/protect the exposed steel so that come spring, I did not have to spend a day preparing surfaces for woodworking. I came across SLIPIT and after reading some reviews, decided to give it shot. One of the great things about this product is that it not only seals the surface, but makes that surface slick. Without rubbing off on the wood.

Using this product on the drill press post allows the table to move up and down much easier (mine does not have a crank, so this is a big plus).

I’ve used it for a couple years and can say that there is little or no rust after a long winter. Fantastic product.

I purchased my 1 quart can at Grizzly, but it can be found on Amazon as well.

Thanks for looking!

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com




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#1 posted 01-14-2014 05:26 PM

After reading reviews at amazon, not sure would use this product on cast iron. Better review from peole with sticking draws!

-- Bill

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#2 posted 01-14-2014 05:46 PM

SirFatty,

Have you been using this on Cast Iron tops?

I went to Amazon and looked at it… found this Review:
Not for Cast Iron tops...

This is what I have been using the last 3-4 years… works GREAT!

I think I’ll stay with what I’ve been using… for now…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 01-14-2014 05:47 PM

It works without any issue… also, reviews at Amazon are nearly worthless.

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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#4 posted 01-14-2014 05:55 PM

This is the first time I’ve heard of Amazon’s Reviews being worthless…
... how do you know this?
... I’ve never experienced (that I know of) bogus Amazon reviews… (???)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 01-14-2014 06:06 PM

Personal experience from purchasing books to tools… there are many reviews that are either false, or outright astroturf… and don’t forget the people in the Amazon vine program…

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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#6 posted 01-14-2014 07:01 PM

Slipit is a paraffin based protectant. Might as well rub a candle over the tool and warm it.

Paraffin is also just a mineral oil redution so you might as well use mineral oil as long as you are going to use the saw to make stuff you finish with oil based finishes.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#7 posted 01-14-2014 08:28 PM

Thanks for the review. Nice to hear from first hand experience. Never too sure about amazon reviews- they get the wrong widget to fix something and it’s a bad widget seems the rule.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#8 posted 01-14-2014 11:16 PM

I’ve been using this stuff for years on cast iron and I never had a problem. The very reason why I bought it was to prevent rust and it’s been doing just that. It does make the TS sled slide nice on the TS too.

Good review.

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#9 posted 01-15-2014 12:43 AM

I just checked the Amazon website for Slipit. The product description I looked at, clearly states that IT IS for cast iron tops and it does not contain any cfc’s or silicone

-- Gary

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#10 posted 01-15-2014 02:13 AM

+1 for slipit I too use it and have no issues with my table tops either.

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#11 posted 01-15-2014 02:40 AM

Thanks for the review

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#12 posted 01-15-2014 07:51 AM

there are many reviews that are either false, or outright astroturf…

Sir, is that a Redneck saying?? I think I like it and may start using it.
Good review. If you’ve used the product and like it, that’s all that matters….....................

-- mike...............

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#13 posted 01-15-2014 12:30 PM

Yes, reviews from amazon are worthless, but reviews from another internet site from a guy named “SirFatty” are worth their weight in gold :)

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#14 posted 01-15-2014 12:53 PM

I have used on cast iron for 10 yrs+++++ works just fine

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#15 posted 01-15-2014 01:00 PM

@Marcus a little defensive about Amazon aren’t we?

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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