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Forum topic by ShopCat posted 01-28-2017 04:24 PM 547 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2017 04:24 PM

I have a heavy cast steel Delta table saw top and have been using thin “permanent” marker to mark reference points on it. Problem is permanent marker doesn’t survive periodic cleaning and waxing leaving me remarking my reference points.

So, how do you’all mark the top of you table (if you do), or why wouldn’t you if you don’t. Obviously, rustoleum, etc. do this, but I’m looking for minimal thickness, maximum wear-resistance.

-- ShopCat

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#1 posted 01-29-2017 02:07 AM

I have no need for such a thing but if you want them to be permanent, etch them with acid. Or use marker and seal with poly.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 01-29-2017 02:54 AM

A Dremel with a mini blade and scribe a mark and it is permanent. Or a engraver, electric ones are so so but I have a pneumatic one that works great. Fine diamond bit and go slow.

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