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Forum topic by William Shelley posted 02-20-2017 10:14 PM 545 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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William Shelley

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02-20-2017 10:14 PM

So my new 16” jointer/planer combo machine is supposed to be delivered this week, but I’m not as far along with my new shop build as I thought and I don’t have a good dry place for the new tool to go into right away.

The new machine is supposed to ship in a wooden crate and is presumably wrapped in plastic inside the crate. If it were left under a tarp outside for 3-5 days, at least until I can get the roof complete over the new shop, would the tool be okay? Should I open the crate and such to apply something to the metal surfaces?

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective


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#1 posted 02-20-2017 10:32 PM

Typically new tools come covered in factory goo (I’ve heard that Grizzly uses a super ton of it). You’ll have to wipe it off (use Kerosene or some other kind of oil cutting agent) in order to use the machine and get it assembled without getting yourself coated. The goo is to protect the machine from getting rusty in transit. With that and the plastic wrapping still over it… it should be fine.

Though if it were me, I’d still put a tarp over it. Because paranoia.

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 10:43 PM

+1

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#3 posted 02-20-2017 10:46 PM



Typically new tools come covered in factory goo (I ve heard that Grizzly uses a super ton of it). You ll have to wipe it off (use Kerosene or some other kind of oil cutting agent) in order to use the machine and get it assembled without getting yourself coated. The goo is to protect the machine from getting rusty in transit. With that and the plastic wrapping still over it… it should be fine.

Though if it were me, I d still put a tarp over it. Because paranoia.

- TheGreatJon

Alright, thanks. The tool is a showroom / demo unit, so it may have the grease already cleaned off. Should I spray something on it?

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#4 posted 02-20-2017 10:49 PM

Wouldn’t hurt to double check.

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#5 posted 02-20-2017 11:14 PM

Just keep it dry with tarps, and if possible keep it out of the Sun. Sun shine will cause condensation in the crate.

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#6 posted 02-20-2017 11:16 PM



Just keep it dry with tarps, and if possible keep it out of the Sun. Sun shine will cause condensation in the crate.

- papadan

I’m in Portland, Oregon, we don’t have sunshine here so that’s not an issue!

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#7 posted 02-21-2017 12:08 AM

HEY …..I got your solution …store it in my shop …..LOL …..seriously tarp it you will be fine …... GOOD LUCK :<))

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#8 posted 02-21-2017 12:15 AM

Here is what my saw looked like. The box was attached to the pallet. The saw was bolted to the pallet.

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