Paste Wax on Table Saw Top

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Forum topic by riv111 posted 06-22-2016 03:06 AM 641 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-22-2016 03:06 AM

So I recently purchased a Kobalt table saw from Lowes. The top of the table is aluminum I believe. I wanted to make the top more slick as it seemed a bit sticky to me. I did a lot of research and found that SC Johnson Paste Wax was what everyone recommended.

I just applied 4 coats of wax to the saw top but to be honest it barely feels any different. Are there any suggestions as to what I could do differently to make it slick. I was thinking it would be super slick after the wax. Maybe it is as good as it can get.

Ideas? Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 06-22-2016 03:23 AM

Spread it on thick & rub. Let it dry for 15 min or so and buff. It won’t feel super slick but you should be able to tell the difference. Do the face of the fence as well. Use it on all your cast iron and in/out feeds on your jointer & planer. Reapply monthly or when needed.

Do not use any silicone based lube as it will contaminate the finish.


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