Do You Wax Your Measuring Tools?

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Forum topic by DavidNJ posted 03-02-2013 07:04 AM 625 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2013 07:04 AM

I received by Incra 12” t-rule today. The first thing I noticed were my fingerprints. Wanting a solution I used the Minwax wax I bought for my cast iron tools.

It left the surface very smooth, slightly shinier and darker, and relatively resistant to my fingerprints.

I was wondering if others do this and if it makes the tools easier to use by sliding more easily.

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#1 posted 03-02-2013 07:49 AM

I make it a habit to coat anything metal that’s supposed to move against something else with some sort of lubricant. The type of lube depends on its application. Obviously you wouldn’t want to use machine oil on a table saw surface, just as you don’t want to use paste wax in a ball bearing.

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#2 posted 03-02-2013 04:04 PM

I have never waxed mine.

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#3 posted 03-02-2013 04:09 PM

Hmm, the last time I put lubricant on something 12” long…nevermind. ;-p

-- jay,

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