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Forum topic by zindel posted 06-01-2011 03:07 PM 1151 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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zindel

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06-01-2011 03:07 PM

Okay so this is more of a how to than a gloat but i figure i would put the two together, so i bought this pretty little 6” model 50 Powermatic Jointer for $300 off CL yesterday. Nothing is broken, everything works and brand new blades…what more could you ask for? Well everything works great but it has been sitting around for awhile and things are a little hard to move…not impossible and there is just a small amount of rust on the top. Any advice on how to clean this up to look almost new?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.


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racerglen

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 03:19 PM

W-D 40 and steel wool, then a protective coat of a non silcone sealer, like paste wax.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 03:21 PM

Nice score on the PM. Heres what I do for rust
Very light rust=oil and rag, hard rub
light rust=WD-40 and sctoch bright pad
rusted=evapo-rust and steel wool
If you haven’t tried evapo-rust yet that stuff works great. you can get it at harbor freight but its no cheaper their than anywhere else.
Have fun with the new toy

-- The confused powertool using galoot

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Ben

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 04:21 PM

I recently bought a jointer with a little rust as well. I used Rust Free and T-9 Boeshield. A little pricey, but worked great. Im not sure if its any better than what has already been suggested.

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2000984/3401/Large-Total-Tool-Care-Kit.aspx

-- Ben in Houston

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zindel

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 06:38 PM

Hey guys thanks for the tips. I have never restored anything so this should be a great leaning experience for me. Plus its my first Powermatic so a big boy toy for me! haha Sounds like i will be taking a trip to Harbor Freight to get some evapo-rust. Any suggestions on getting a new drive belt?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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