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500 days ago

Got the waxilit to keep glue squeeze-out from sticking to wood but when I read it’s intended purpose I found out it’s supposed to be for sealing and shining machined table tops like table saws. I decided to compare it to a fresh can of JPW.

I removed all surface rust with lacquer thinner, barkeepers friend, and more lacquer thinner. Applied two coats of waxilit on half the saw and two coats of JPW on the other half.

The JPW went on a bit easier and seemed a bit slicker when I was done. Nothing scientific but I’ll keep the waxilit for glue joints and use JPW on the tables. THe JPW is about 1/10 the cost too.

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#1 posted 500 days ago

That’s good to know, thanks.

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#2 posted 499 days ago

How did it work out for keeping squeeze out off your jobs? Any problems applying a finish afterwards?

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#3 posted 499 days ago

Ive used Johnson’s wax on all my machines for years and it has always worked great. Sometimes wish it stayed on a little longer but for the price I guess I cant complain.

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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#4 posted 499 days ago

I just received the waxilit and I’m not working on a project that requires it now. I’ve read about numerous people using it for squeeze out that I’m not concerned about it affecting the finish.

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#5 posted 499 days ago

As for the use of these agents for squeezeout management, the current issue of Fine Woodworking covers this nicely.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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mbs

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#6 posted 499 days ago

Yes, Fine woodworking is where i read about the product. It wasn’t until I received the product that I realized it was designed for table tops.

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#7 posted 499 days ago

Where can you buy Waxilit?
Thanks

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mbs

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#8 posted 499 days ago

Johnsons workbench. phone only. 800-292-5937

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#9 posted 499 days ago

I use a pure Brazilian carnuba wax on CI tops. It has none of the additives that are in furniture waxes. A can of it will last a lifetime.

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#10 posted 499 days ago

MrRon. I’m just learning about waxes. What do the additives in Johnsons Paste Wax do that you find unfavorable?

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#11 posted 499 days ago

I use JPW on my machines. It cost $3 per can which will last for years. I’m not sure why I’d want to use a different product? I don’t see how any othe product could be appreciably better.

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#12 posted 495 days ago

I was told the additives in JPW (silicon) will transfer to the wood and create finishing problems.

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#13 posted 495 days ago

S C Johnson Paste Wax contains no silicone.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#14 posted 495 days ago

What’s in Johnson’s past wax, look here. There is no silicone.,

http://www.whatsinsidescjohnson.com/en-us/products-by-brand/sc-johnson/sc-johnson-paste-wax.aspx

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#15 posted 495 days ago

I have some first hand experience with Waxilit. I have use both the liquid and paste form. I found it to be no better than Johnson’s paste wax and a lot harder to find and more expensive. In my opinion Waxilit is not a miracle lubricant.

Shortly after using Waxilit I went back to Johnson’s. I have a gallon can (nearly full) of Waxilit I give to anyone for free if they want to pay shipping.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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