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Forum topic by emrhappy posted 36 days ago 687 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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emrhappy

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36 days ago

Thanks everyone that responded. I’m taking this post down now.

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!


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bowedcurly

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#1 posted 36 days ago

shellac spray put 4 coats on, sand between coats start with 400 go to 800 then wax and you will love it will never rust again shellac is a 1 time deal or you can wax every other week and wonder why it keeps rusting, take some mothers or something and polish till the smudges come out then apply the shellac, trust me shellac will stop rust COMPLETELY

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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bowedcurly

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#2 posted 36 days ago

I have used wax and all the other stuff so one day I just sprayed some shellac on my jointer but forgot to sand but I was amazed no rust for 2 years so far and my shop is outside in a uncontrolled pole barn type building, just try it on on of your wings you will see the difference the others will rust the shellac wing will not

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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emrhappy

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#3 posted 35 days ago



I have used wax and all the other stuff so one day I just sprayed some shellac on my jointer but forgot to sand but I was amazed no rust for 2 years so far and my shop is outside in a uncontrolled pole barn type building, just try it on on of your wings you will see the difference the others will rust the shellac wing will not

- bowedcurly

That’s an interesting idea. I’ve never heard of shellac before. I hate the thought of taking sand paper to a brand new cast iron top. Last night i ordered some Autosol® Polish, saw it mentioned here in the forums. Maybe that’ll get it back to square one. In the mean time, I have some other cast iron tops that I’ll try the shellac on and see how that works.

Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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emrhappy

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#4 posted 35 days ago

i’m thinking about bringing this back down to factory surface and then masking it a clear coating it with automotive clear coat.

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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b2rtch

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#5 posted 35 days ago

Why are you so obsessive about this thing?
I like my tools to be in good shape and to look good but I believe that you drive yourself crazy for not much.
My opinion.

-- Bert

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emrhappy

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#6 posted 35 days ago

I get it… I meant it when I said I was OCD about my tools. It’s like getting the first door ding on a brand new car.

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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nicksmurf111

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#7 posted 35 days ago

I wipe mine down with acetone before applying wax. I don’t want oil under the wax. I usually resort to soap and water if I need to remove grime. It’s more effective than filling up rags/paper.

-- Nicholas

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bigblockyeti

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#8 posted 35 days ago

Worry more about what the saw creates than the color of the top.

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runswithscissors

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#9 posted 35 days ago

Clear coat sounds great. Of course, you’ll never be able to use the saw (scratches, you know).

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emrhappy

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#10 posted 35 days ago

LOL… yeah, I know, I thought about that. Guess I’ll just have to get used to it and appreciate it for the KA saw that it is

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bowedcurly

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#11 posted 34 days ago

Hillyard quick clean will take the spots and such off your top and make it shine like chrome it’s a industrial cleaner that is some bad arse stuff

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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emrhappy

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#12 posted 34 days ago



Hillyard quick clean will take the spots and such off your top and make it shine like chrome it s a industrial cleaner that is some bad arse stuff

- bowedcurly

Do you know which one specifically? I did a search and there’s several different ones. None specifically for cast iron. which one did you use?

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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jonah

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#13 posted 34 days ago

Honestly, the faster that you accept that it’s a power tool meant for cutting wood and not a museum piece the better off you’ll be.

In car terms, get the first ding quickly so you can accept all subsequent dings with equanimity.

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muleskinner

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#14 posted 34 days ago

I’d run a few hundred board feet of lumber across that saw and then see if it’s still a problem.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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bonesbr549

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#15 posted 34 days ago

Dude, if she cuts strait and flat, throw some boeshield on it and move on. Good luck.

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