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RONFINCH

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10-08-2010 11:00 PM

I’m not sure about you, but I hate having to wax my table saw at the end of the day. To make this chore easier, I use a latex glove inside of an old athletic sock. Talk about making this chore easier!


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NBeener

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#1 posted 10-08-2010 11:01 PM

... or the ROS, on top of a soft cloth….

-- -- Neil

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 10-08-2010 11:20 PM

I use a SCOTTS blue shop paper towel, wax, fold, buff, and toss away.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 10-08-2010 11:44 PM

Daily seems a bit excessive. I usually go a little less than a month between waxings.

That said, PMs do have the ultra polished tops, so much like a porche needs more waxing than my toyota.

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longgone

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#4 posted 10-09-2010 12:28 AM

I have used Meguiar’s Tech paste wax for years and it does a great job on all of my tools. I use the round applicator pad found in most all auto parts stores and walmart stores. I have also used this wax on woodwork and have excellent results. I do buff everything by hand and have not found it to be difficult.

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poroskywood

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#5 posted 10-09-2010 12:38 AM

Er..that there sock still looks usable. I’d wear it. Wait I have One that looks just like it… Some folks can throw socks around like money to burn. Go figure.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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fredf

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#6 posted 10-10-2010 02:24 AM

greg—most automotive waxes contains silicone – if you plan to finish the wood after you cut it can have problems. silicone is the kiss of death when finishing. I tried to varnish something one time and the varnish was like the red sea parting. I’d brush it on and it parted and flowed away from where I was trying to put it. very weird indeed. later I heard about silicone . . . . my wife uses pledge by the gallon….. hopefully not on woodwork until AFTER its finished!

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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Mogebier

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#7 posted 10-10-2010 02:55 AM

I spray on some Pam.

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.

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poroskywood

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#8 posted 10-10-2010 01:16 PM

I think PAM would be a problem with finish also. Maybe not oil based? but still.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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TheGravedigger

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#9 posted 10-10-2010 01:30 PM

I use Black Bison wax, same as for my furniture. It buffs out a LOT easier than Johnson’s. Give it a try!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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Mogebier

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#10 posted 10-10-2010 05:50 PM

I used to use Bacon grease, but it just always made me hungry when I wood worked.

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.

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#11 posted 10-10-2010 07:44 PM

For what it’s worth you can use G-96 gun spray(by Outers) on the work surfaces. No silicone. I usually use the Johnsons though.

-- Life is good.

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