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Forum topic by ScubaSteve posted 08-19-2013 06:07 AM 1126 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ScubaSteve

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08-19-2013 06:07 AM

Hi all. I’ve been reading these forums for a few weeks and found them very helpful, so I thought I’d join in. Like many others I’m fairly new to woodworking so it’s nice to find a place where experience abounds. Anyway, enough chit chat on to the point…
I recently acquired a 2006 model Grizzly 5hp G1023SLWX off the old CL for $500. It has 2 minor spots of rust one on the table and one on the drive shaft (looks like something dripped on it. both spots are the size of a quarter). The table has a 3” gouge and 2” gouge on the far left side from where the previous own set his electric hand planer that hadn’t finished spinning yet (oops!). And the table has about 8 holes from some custom fences he made while making his own hardwood flooring from reclaimed silo wood. Other than that it’s great.

So my questions are:
Did I do ok on the purchase?
What are products I can use to clean up the TS top and keep it clean/shiny/smooth?
I read the saw blade buying guide…anyone know where I can buy quality blades in the Tricity, WA area? (I just moved here so I keep getting loads of 10% off Lowes coupons, and apparently it’s heresy to shop there (sarcasm), so any local advice would be great).


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TCCcabinetmaker

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 06:10 AM

Yes you did good.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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unbob

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 06:46 AM

Check out Milne tool in Pasco, Lewis street a block or two past 10th.
I use Johnsons paste wax on my saw tops.

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knotscott

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#3 posted 08-19-2013 09:53 AM

Sounds like you picked up a nice saw. Being a visual kind of crowd, a pic would prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt
! ;-)

Grizzly has a showroom in Bellingham….they carry some good blades, along with some mediocre blades so choose wisely. You can also mail order from Amazon, Woodcraft, Rockler, Holbren, Cripe, and many others.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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toolie

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#4 posted 08-19-2013 12:48 PM

Other than that it’s great.

as scott noted, where’s the pics. asking how well one did on a used tool purchase with no pics is like asking someone how you look when they can’t see you.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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fredj

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#5 posted 08-19-2013 01:03 PM

I’m with toolie on pics. As to the rust, get some wet/dry sand paper, and some light weight oil. Wet sand with 220, then go as fine as you like. Dry well with cotton rags. Paste wax will help keep it in good shape as will never putting anything wet on the top, like a cold drink. Also, make a rule for yourself to never place metal on the table.

-- Fredj

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ScubaSteve

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 02:17 AM

Damage from electric planer

Trival rust spot

Reference shot

Thanks for the tip with the wax and local biz unbob, know of a good lumber supply place too?

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 03:46 AM

For the gouges, I would fill with with JB Weld, and then sand it flat. J have done that with some pitted cast iron, and felt it came out pretty good.

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 03:59 AM

The gouges are fine as long as they don’t have any edges protruding, if they do they will scratch everything, but if they don’t, well no biggie, it happens.

As for the rust, get out a random orbit sander, and it’ll go away quickly, then put a wax of some sort over it, I use Slip It, which doesn’t block against rust, but it does lubricate the surface and won’t interfere with finishing. But I know of guys who preferred things like turtle wax…

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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unbob

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#9 posted 08-20-2013 07:00 AM

“know of a good lumber supply place too?”

My favorite is Jensen Hardwood in Walla Walla.

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grizzlymunchin

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#10 posted 08-20-2013 01:04 PM

you did great that saw will last forever Happy Sawdusting

-- woodshop by the cornfeild

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grizzlymunchin

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#11 posted 08-20-2013 01:09 PM

if you use shellac on your TS top it will not rust, just wipe or spray it on sand it smooth and wait for the rust it works better than wax it gets into the pores of the cast iron and seals very well shellac has wax in it I use the spray type little hard to get off but the top will be slick and the ruse will be gone try it before you try wax and see what happens plus the alcohol in the shellac sucks out the moister in the cast iron I think good luck and enjoy your new saw

-- woodshop by the cornfeild

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#12 posted 08-20-2013 01:16 PM

Shellac… really Have never heard this before in 16 years of professional woodworking. Of course the boards would wear through it, or something would spill on it creating a gummy residue that would then ruin most of my work, so I guess if the table saw isn’t gonna be used it’d be ok.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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grizzlymunchin

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#13 posted 08-20-2013 01:26 PM

I use it and it works very well on my jointer, tablesaw, planer, have had no rust issues for 9 months and my tools are in a non heated shop it works for me, what didn’t work was wax polish and all the other things I tried a few other people use it too and like it very well really I done it by accident I was mad from my jointer rusting and I sprayed the hell outta the beds finally got it smooth and no more rust so what can I say, I was tired of waxing every 2 or 3 months I done this in December the worst time for rust try it you might like it

-- woodshop by the cornfeild

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#14 posted 08-20-2013 01:31 PM

yeah no, rust is a minor issue, all you have to do is sand it off, don’t know what kind of spraying you’re referring to. But Shellac isn’t cheap anymore… You see some beatles have come in and wiped out about 2/3 of the trees used to produce shellac, so it’s quadrupled in price, and if you haven’t felt it yet, you will. Actually anything shellac goes into such as varnishes as well should be going up…

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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grizzlymunchin

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#15 posted 08-20-2013 02:04 PM

see the thing is it don’t take much and it works very well, so I really don’t spend time anymore sanding rust off and cussing but you know it works very well for me and Im just spreadin the Shellac, have a good day and make some dust

-- woodshop by the cornfeild

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