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10-08-2008 08:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw jointer

Can anyone suggest a product that I can use on my jointer and table saw to protect them from rusting?


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#1 posted 10-08-2008 08:55 PM

empire makes a good product.. but johnsons paste wax can work well too.

-- making sawdust....

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#2 posted 10-08-2008 08:57 PM

Yes the wax paste is very good helps things slide too if it’s the same one I am thinking of.regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 10-08-2008 09:13 PM

Thank you for the information.

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#4 posted 10-08-2008 09:20 PM

Renaissance wax is good for a smooth sliding surface how well it will prevent rust I don’t know, also it is a little on the pricey side.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#5 posted 10-08-2008 09:24 PM

I’ve used paste wax mostly. There are other more costly lubricants
that work well too. I bought some machine covers that are some
sort of breathable, waterproof cotton. They help keep the airborne
water off in the first place.

No method is perfect. Rust happens. Keep a brass wire brush handy
and you can whisk it off pretty quick, apply some fresh wax, and you
are good to go.

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#6 posted 10-09-2008 02:11 AM

I also use paste wax. I don’t bother with Renaissance, I just use Johnsons.
One more thing I do is spray primer on the underside of my table saw table. (Take off the top, don’;t spray it while its’ assembled.)

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#7 posted 10-09-2008 02:23 AM

I use the kit listed here

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#8 posted 10-09-2008 03:16 AM

I have used both T9 Boeshield and TopCote of which both are great products. Recently I have become more partial to the boeshield product because it seems that it lasts a little longer than TopCote and I get a few more treatments per can. However the Boeshield is slightly more expensive. If you have rust on the top the T9 Rust Free is also a great product.

I also use the Renaissance wax and don’t have any complaints with it. I primarily use it for my hand tools because they require very little and the spray products are a little faster on the larger tools. The main thing is to stay away from the Silicone products so you don’t have problems in the finishing stages later on.

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#9 posted 10-09-2008 03:39 AM

Top-Cote… I live in hot, humid, rainy northern Mississippi. No rust, no drips, no errors!

Note that I have not used T9. I have only used Top-Cote. Hope this helps.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#10 posted 10-09-2008 03:53 AM

Regular, old Turtle Wax. Used it for years. No rust. I bought Boeshield and it is good for removing rust, with a little elbow grease, but nothing prevents rust better than a nice coat of wax, properly maintained. Cheap, too.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#11 posted 10-09-2008 04:22 AM

Paste Wax here as well; Have not bothered to try anything else.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 10-09-2008 04:30 AM

I use talcum powder on my surfaces. They look as new. Just wipe on thinned kerosene if you are storing in a garage. Kerosene repels water. Throw old bed sheets over the equipment when not in use. It works well.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#13 posted 10-09-2008 08:14 AM

Wayne, if you search the LJ site you will find this topic at least twice as far as I know.

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

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#14 posted 10-09-2008 02:46 PM

I use Top-Cote, seems to do the trick.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#15 posted 10-10-2008 03:05 AM

WD-40 and a rag works for me.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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