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littlebear

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04-01-2011 10:30 PM

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I love to build things from wood, But don’t keep my steel table saw top very clean, I have soda can ring marks on it, rust, varnish, paint and everything else.. How do I clean it and bring it back to new??

What about this stuff ?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHf-mbuaJsI

PS don’t tell anyone about this !!!!!!!!

-- Ralphie Maine


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#1 posted 04-01-2011 11:28 PM

Forget about removing the stains ‘cause you can spend the rest of your shop time polishing for no reward. Clean it well with a fine abrasive sponge pad or OOOO steel wool. Wax the top with paste wax. Keep crap off the saw, and get to work. I even have a small sign sitting on the TS to remind visitors to respect the top of my TS (lest I threaten them with bodily harm).
A mirror top on the saw is pretty, but not too practical.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#2 posted 04-01-2011 11:55 PM

Why don’t these big company’s chrome the table tops?

-- Ralphie Maine

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#3 posted 04-02-2011 12:20 AM

how about camouflage with real tree?

-- New Auburn,WI

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#4 posted 04-04-2011 08:52 AM

:-)

-- Jiri

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#5 posted 04-04-2011 05:16 PM

I use a WD-40 & a scotch bright pad on a 4” grinder when things get out of hand. Spray entire top with WD-40 and buff with the pad flat and even, Wipe area clean and wax, make sure u wax the t-slots as well. If you always use the top to set things on while not in use make a plywood top w/ 1-1/2” sides to keep as a cover.

-- When the problem becomes just too much, There is always the directions!! Karl O. of Louisiana

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