Refurbishing table saw top, seal with????

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I know I’ve seen this on here before, but I’m almost done finishing my table saw top, what do I seal it with to make sure it doesn’t rust? I I’m assuming it’s not just a car wax or paraffin right? Hopefully it’s something I can find easily. Thanks.

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 02:57 PM

Johnsons paste wax for furniture. You should be able to find it at the big box store

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#2 posted 10-30-2009 03:19 PM

You might also want to consider Renaissance wax or T-9 Boeshield. Both do a good job of inhibiting rust.

Another product to consider is Zerust Inhibitor. This is sold by Woodcraft and is supposed to inhibit rust formation by emitting a rust inhibiting vapor. A review on it has been posted. I have not used it personally but the manufacturer claims it’s larger product can cover a 6’ radius and last up to two years.

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#3 posted 10-30-2009 03:38 PM

Perfect, thank you.

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#4 posted 10-30-2009 04:42 PM

Paste wax – works for me

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#5 posted 10-30-2009 05:08 PM

I second the paste wax… It’s fairly dry here in Vegas so rust isn’t too much of a problem, but I use regular ol’ Minwax Paste Wax from the home center. Just make sure you buff it well and check with a raking light to make sure you’ve buffed every square inch… I missed a spot at the back edge of the blade well in my table saw and almost had a catastrophe when the friction increased under only one side of the cut as it hit the dry un-buffed pad of wax…. it didn’t kick back(thankfully,) but it definitely pinched the blade and caused a good bit of burning on the side of a piece…

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#6 posted 11-01-2009 03:41 AM

Any floor or auto wax will do the job just re apply ever now and then. I use it on my out feed and work table too to make it easy to get the glue off easily

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#7 posted 11-01-2009 03:55 AM

Paste wax for me…...............

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#8 posted 11-01-2009 04:02 AM

All my cast iron gets a liberal coating of Johnson’s paste wax. Works miracles until I drip sweat all over the table and rinse the wax off with salty sweat… But that is more of a climate control thing than anything else… And with the weather cooling off, not such a big deal..

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#9 posted 11-01-2009 04:19 AM

If you use automotive products make sure that it doesn’t have silicone. I use Butcher Bowling Alley wax.

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#10 posted 11-02-2009 06:21 PM

Thanks everyone. I went to the home center this weekend and picked up some Minwax paste wax. I uess we’ll see how it works!

-- Ryan -- Bristow, VA

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