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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 11-22-2016 08:15 PM 624 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-22-2016 08:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: removing rust rust removal clean table saw instructable table saw rust table saw

I got this from an Instructable too… another look at removing rust.

DeRust an old Table Saw

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#1 posted 11-22-2016 08:38 PM

Just a note: I’d be cautious of using that Rustoleum Rust Remover – it’s a mix of hydrochloric and phosphoric acid that can attack and etch good metal in addition to removing rust. If you have to use an acid (which isn’t really necessary), then a dilute phosphoric acid would be a better solution IMO, as it doesn’t attack good metal like hydrochloric does. The best route overall would be to stay away from any acids or other destructive methods unless you absolutely can’t avoid it.


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#2 posted 11-23-2016 01:48 AM

No need to worry here about rust. If my tools get that rusty I sell them to the next guy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-24-2016 02:24 AM

When I had to clean my table saw, I used WD-40 and real fine steel wool. Took a while but worked great, when done, a thin spray and wipe it clean.

-- Woodworking is the best therapy

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