No rust on my Unisaw

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Forum topic by Bobthewoodbutcher posted 06-22-2016 06:06 AM 438 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-22-2016 06:06 AM

My Unisaw is about 40 years old; it is in use frequently. I live in California where we don’t have a lot of humidity, but after all this time the table top looks like new and I wanted to share my technique. When not in use I brush off the top and cover it with a sheet of heavy brown wrapping paper cut to size. From time to time I saturate the paper with WD40 and/or Boeshield. (2 or 3 times a year). It seems to have worked perfectly so far. An occasional rub down with Boeshield keeps it slick as a whistle.

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#1 posted 06-22-2016 12:10 PM

I think your low humidity is what’s helping the most.

I live in FL and the humidity this time of year is usually 70-80% in the mornings up till about noon. All day if its rainy.
Mine is stained, scratched, pitted and has a patina of swamp gas induced oxidation.

The best rust prevention there is: using the machine!

If you ever decide to sell it, you’ll get more for it because it will look like new. ;-)

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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