Care and feeding of granite on my new topped table saw

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Forum topic by kerryk posted 08-14-2010 07:16 AM 992 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2010 07:16 AM

What a great Forum! No sooner do I join, and next day there are 5 welcomes from 5 great folk! Thank you all for that. I am a member of the Collings Guitar Forum and am about the only ‘welcomer’ over there, so I really appreciate it people…. Just got and assembled a Ridgid tablesaw yesterday. The top is a three piece made of two different slabs of 2 inch thick black-ish granite . They don’t match up in colour (Canadian spelling folks. Guess were I am from?) Anyway, I’ve wiped it down, and I’m pretty sure it was just wax that was sealing it, and nothing else. Pretty poor job of the waxing at the factory too, super spotty. Should I be getting out the ol’ electric buffer and loading the pad with wax and have a go on the top to do a better job of it?

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#1 posted 08-14-2010 08:23 AM

I am a cast top guy, but I’ll say Welcome to LJ here. there are too many to get ‘em all, so I do it when I find you newbies in posts :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 12:05 PM

Hi KerryK, I’ve been following this forum for a while but you promted me to finally join it. Canadian spelling? Surely you mean English spelling :-) Guess where I’m from?

I don’t have a granite table saw, but I do have granite worktops in my kitchen and one thing you can say about granite is that nothing much can harm the surface, except dropping something really heavy on it. Personally, I’d get rid of that wax and wouldn’t bother putting any kind of coating on it with a view to reducing friction. It’s smooth enough. I would think you only need to clean it once in a while.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 08-14-2010 02:58 PM

I just use paste wax on mine. It does not shine like a kitchen counter top but it makes it smooth and slippery and that is all you really want.

Enjoy the saw and the site.


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