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Kevin

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09-09-2009 08:54 PM

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Hi, does anybody have a quick rundown on what needs to be cleaned with a solvent cleaner or citrus based degreaser on the grizzly 1023sl ts? Just want to make sure I get it all before start cutting wood :)

Thanks,

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY


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RWR

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#1 posted 09-09-2009 09:41 PM

Tlhe coating is probably cosmoline or something like it. I use mineral spirits and rags to clean it off. Then I spray on T-9 and rub it in/off. Finally, put on a coat of wax. Hope this helps.

-- Wayne

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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 09:46 PM

WD-40 works. Mineral spirits is also a good choice. Wax should always be used periodically on your tops.
Basically—what RWR said.

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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Wudbutcher

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#3 posted 09-09-2009 09:52 PM

I use mineral spirits give it a good wipe down and then apply a product called Top Coat or Wax..

-- Big Steve

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reggiek

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#4 posted 09-09-2009 10:12 PM

They tell you in the manual what to clean….mostly its the table top and extensions if you got them…

I use an orange cleaner (Awesome Orange, Totally Orange)....it is less toxic and gets the coating and grease right off for me….the other method is what is mentioned above by RWR, Kent and Wudbutcher…which are probably the best method.

There is a great rust inhibitor on the market that I like from LP3…you can get it at most hardware and home improvment stores…..it doesn’t leave a stain on the wood as long as you dont overdue it….and it gives a great protection. I also use wax on items like my lathe and where items need to slide like the mitre slots and such. Just be moderate with any item you use…and test by sliding a piece of junk wood on the surface before you run your good project wood…some stain more than others…and it is a pain to have to sand oil out of your wood.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Kevin

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 10:18 PM

Thanks to all. I was reading the manual ealier and saw what it said to clean, but didn’t know if they could have left something out by chance.

I’ve got mineral spirits already at the garage.

So I guess it’s time to get my stuff together when my TS gets here tomorrow. I should have already had this stuff in order, but I’ve only had a benchtop TS where it wasn’t cast iron.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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reggiek

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 10:38 PM

Yep…don’t get over zealous with the cleaning…some items need the lubrication…

I knew a guy that was very hard core on cleaning new stuff….he screwed up the depth adjustment on his saw by cleaning the grease off the gears…and when it heated up after every use….presto…metal shavings galore…soon it had a bunch of slop and would not hold the height…he had to have that whole assembly replaced.

Stick to the instructions and you can’t go wrong for sure…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Kevin

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#7 posted 09-09-2009 10:59 PM

That would be pretty bad reggiek. Thanks for the tip.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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