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Forum topic by CH53ECC posted 02-09-2014 07:48 AM 1083 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2014 07:48 AM

With a lot of elbow grease a rusted table saw top can be brought back to nearly new condition. Still have some work to do but it is getting there.

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 07:51 AM

I like your anti gravity zone you have going there, is that part of your secret? Whatever, it looks like it works!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 02:06 PM

Maybe use the coarse block and save some time?

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 02:45 PM

I always use a rough grade sandpaper, with a six inch hand grinder changing discs regularly.It always works great but never leavit it to work in a given site/area always keep it moving.It is slow sometimes but works on the most demanding of circumstances. Have fun Alistair

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

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 02:59 PM

Here’s another way.

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 04:38 PM

I read so many different opinions on how clean the surface it’ was hard to decide. Some people said never use sand paper others used it no problem. I probably chose the hardest route but the safest. I like both the suggestions above never seen either of those before. And ex exeletrician the anti gravity zone makes it that much easier everyone should have one IMHO lol

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#6 posted 02-09-2014 04:41 PM

I also use the sand flex blocks. They are amazing. And seem to last.

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#7 posted 02-10-2014 04:45 PM

I just cleaned my saw top of rust. I used a ROS with a 120 grit and WD-40; made quick work. I wiped it down well and applied pure carnuba wax.

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#8 posted 02-10-2014 05:32 PM

Got it all cleaned up. now thinking I want to take the wings off that I just scrubbed and build a saw station around it.

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#9 posted 02-10-2014 05:41 PM

Another remedy for ya.
Restaurants use a “grill brick” to clean grills, etc. It is vitreous foam glass, usually black in color, and works magic on cast iron. Scour the top with some form of lube, and you’ve got pristine cast iron. Might be worth you checkin’ ‘em out.


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