|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 03-29-2012 12:35 AM||951 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-29-2012 12:35 AM
Please excuse my ignorance on this. I’ve never had a saw nice enough to pay attention apparently…
I have a Steel City 35990G. Wonderful machine. However, tonight when I was checking out some setups for an upcoming project, I had the blade off and notice the rust inside the saw. Generally on the cast parts, but also on the piece of the belt shaft that sticks out beyond the pully, the slides where the tilt mechanism rides, some parts of the blade height mechanism, etc.
This saw is only about a month old. I never looked inside my old one enough to notice this before or maybe everything was just so covered with sawdust I didn’t see it, but…. how concerned should I be? To what lengths do you go to keep rust in check INSIDE your saw’s “guts”?
I don’t want to be anal about this, but if it’s an issue, I want to nip it in the bud. I was going to spray it with WD40 or something, but thought I might just make a mess.
Thought? Suggestions? Advice?