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Forum topic by Hrolfr posted 06-26-2008 08:18 PM 7809 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2008 08:18 PM

I just recently purchased my first bandsaw and have read something about putting wax on the table to prevent rust??

I live in wonderful HUMID tampa FL my shop is my garage what do I need to do to my bandsaw table to keep the rust monster away???

-- Hrolfr

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#1 posted 06-26-2008 08:49 PM


In Jacksonville, Fl there is a company called Iturra Desigs and they specialize in Band Saw accessories which includes some rust prevention products.

I have waited a couple of months for their catalog and even though I heard it was a bible on band saws it exceeded all my expectations.

They don’t have a web site, but are working on one, but I can give you the contact information.

A dedicated phone number for the catalog which is: 904-371-3998

A toll free order number for parts etc. 866-883-8064

Email address is

I’m sure you can email them and ask about the no rust product for your area.

The catalog is 245 pages of 8 1/2×11 and is stuffed with great band saw information.

Be patient.. It’s worth the wait.

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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#2 posted 06-26-2008 08:50 PM

I use Johnson’s paste wax on my bandsaw, tablesaw, scrollsaw, and jointer tables to keep them from rusting and to make the wood move across them more easily. Just wipe it on, let it sit for a few minutes, and buff it out.

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#3 posted 06-26-2008 08:57 PM

Johnson’s paste wax works very well for me also.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#4 posted 06-26-2008 09:02 PM

Does paste wax get on the wood and would it affect finish? I’m looking for something for my cast iron top also.

-- Ed

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#5 posted 06-26-2008 09:09 PM

I’ve never had a problem with it on any wood I’ve run through my table saw, band saw, or jointer.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#6 posted 06-26-2008 10:03 PM

I use any ol car wax and have for about 12 years. No rust.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 06-26-2008 11:39 PM

Tom Adamski has recently turned me on to Boeshield. It seems to do a pretty good job on all metal surfaces. Before that I used regular car wax and Johnsons funiture wax, and had very little problems. With either Boeshield or wax, you’ll have to apply it somewhat regularly.

Don’t use any rust preventative with silicone, it may mess up your finish on your project.

To get the “packing oil” off your machine when it comes new from the factory, use mineral spirits. Then apply your Boeshield or wax.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 06-26-2008 11:40 PM

Plain old Turtle Wax. No rust on anything. bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#9 posted 06-27-2008 12:00 AM

Keeping a cover on it in addition to whatever you put on the cast iron will help too.

-- Use the fence Luke

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#10 posted 06-27-2008 12:51 AM

And don’t leave your dang ice tea glass sittin’ on it!

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#11 posted 06-27-2008 03:33 AM

tenontim: dang is that where I left it

Thanks for the advice all

-- Hrolfr

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#12 posted 06-27-2008 03:36 AM

Boeshield T9

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#13 posted 06-27-2008 05:14 AM

Johnson’s paste wax

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 06-27-2008 06:07 AM

I use spray silicone. Inexpensive and no rust!

-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." --

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#15 posted 06-27-2008 12:42 PM

I use the stuff from empire.. but paste wax works too.

-- making sawdust....

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