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RJweb

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02-16-2017 05:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

Good afternoon,
I have some mild surface scratches on my table saw top, what is the best way to remove, I do keep it waxed dont know how they happened, thx RJ

-- Life Begins @ 190 MPH


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#1 posted 02-16-2017 05:48 PM

Why do you need to remove them?
Most of us have scratches on our saw tops from normal use.
Aj

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#2 posted 02-16-2017 05:52 PM

You can use 0000 steel wool or green dishwashing pads attached to looped sander with mineral oil. But really, minor scratches should not be of any concern.

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#3 posted 02-16-2017 06:00 PM

If you don’t have a few scratches (or several) on your saw top, or a few rust spots, then you’re not using it enough…That’s like having a brand new guitar with no scratches…if you don’t have any, you’re not playing it enough…

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#4 posted 02-16-2017 06:39 PM

I agree with above, normal to get some scratches. No cause for concern.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 02-16-2017 06:44 PM

We gotta see pics now.

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them700project

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#6 posted 02-16-2017 06:47 PM

I was dadoing with standard blade on day 2 with my new sawstop and have 5 or so scratches from a screw that i hadnt noticed protruding a mm or so a few inches to the left of the blade. It was a horrible feeling and still bothers me a year later but its a battle wound and doesn’t effect performance

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#7 posted 02-16-2017 06:49 PM

i agree with all no need to worry,its a badge of honor.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 02-16-2017 06:50 PM

Tools are made to be used and abused, if they look scratched up that means your using them. Nothing lasts forever, enjoy it while it runs.

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RJweb

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#9 posted 02-16-2017 07:44 PM

Thx for all your help, yes i just waxed it up and looks good and I guess i was being anal with those scratches, thx RJ

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#10 posted 02-16-2017 07:46 PM

Apply mild sanding to mild scratches … like magic, they’re gone !

(Sorry, couldn’t resist! :)

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#11 posted 02-16-2017 08:10 PM

Sounds like it’s time to replace the saw.

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#12 posted 02-16-2017 08:10 PM

It’s now officially broken in. Like the first time I accidentally sawed into my workbench.

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#13 posted 02-16-2017 08:12 PM

The more scratches you add the less apparent they’ll become.

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#14 posted 02-16-2017 11:41 PM

My 40+ year old Craftsman 10” table saw has “wrinkles”, a sign of maturity!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#15 posted 02-20-2017 09:17 AM

I remember how pristine I tried to keep my first and only workbench…. for a week. Now it looks like I dragged it behind a truck and swung it into a Minwax plant and hit a guy drinking a vat of coffee and he bled all over it and stuck a few sheets of self adhesive sandpaper to it that never got fully removed.

I like my bench so much better now.

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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