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01-06-2015 10:31 PM

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From time to time the table surface for my table saw, router table and scroll saw get a bit sticky so the material doesn’t slide as easy as I would like. I have a can of Trewax paste wax that works pretty well. It is just about all gone and I will need to get something to replace it so I thought I would ask to see what others use.

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 10:40 PM

Johnson’s Paste Wax. It’s cheap and silicone free.
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#2 posted 01-06-2015 10:42 PM

Johnson paste wax, is what I use.
Any paste wax will work….
Just make sure that it doesn’t contain any silicone.
Silicone does not play nice with finishes….

EDIT: DOH!!! kdc68 beat me to it….

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#3 posted 01-06-2015 10:51 PM

I go with Boeshield, the spray-on stuff in white cans you can find at most home improvement stores. It makes a fairly slick surface but also keeps the moisture and rust at bay. It was critical when I had my shop set up on the FL panhandle.

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#4 posted 01-06-2015 10:54 PM

CRC 3-36. Fine Woodworking did a review on Rust Inhibitors some years ago, and awarded this 1st place. I’ve used it for several years.

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#5 posted 01-06-2015 10:58 PM

I use Johnson wax also…been using it for many many years with excellent results

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#6 posted 01-06-2015 11:00 PM

Bostik TopCote.

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#7 posted 01-06-2015 11:00 PM

Another that uses good old JPW.

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#8 posted 01-06-2015 11:11 PM

My benches and equipment are covered in sawdust most of the time.

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#9 posted 01-06-2015 11:55 PM

I have used car polish. Seems Ok on the table saw and bandsaw

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#10 posted 01-07-2015 12:31 AM

When the chopped up bodies of Hookers are not littering the top of my work surfaces I use JPW as well.

LOL Just kidding

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#11 posted 01-07-2015 12:39 AM

another Johnsons paste wax user here

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#12 posted 01-07-2015 12:50 AM

Johnsons here too.

Walked into my shop the other night and it looked like it rained on my saw and jointer. 0 rust.

Edit: I’m gonna guess that rich doesn’t have a sawstop to chop up his hookers.

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#13 posted 01-07-2015 12:52 AM

And yet another Johnson’s user.

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#14 posted 01-07-2015 12:53 AM

Ive got a can of the johnson paste wax same as Kdc68 posted a picture of. When I bought my saw about a month ago I cleaned it and put a coat of the wax on. About a week ago I went to the shop to find my saw table top covered solid with rust. Since then after cleaning it up I put motot oil on the top to keep it from rusting again. My shop has no heat and it had rained for two days. There was a lot of humidity also. I don’t know if I may have buffed the wax off or maybe didn’t put enough on the top, but it was a lot of rust and I don’t want it to happen again. I also don’t want to clean the oil off it every time I use the saw. Did I not do it right, is there a trick to the Johnson wax or what. All help appreciated
Thanks Gerald

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#15 posted 01-07-2015 12:57 AM


Johnsons here too.

Walked into my shop the other night and it looked like it rained on my saw and jointer. 0 rust.

Edit: I m gonna guess that rich doesn t have a sawstop to chop up his hookers.

- TheFridge

ALAS you are correct. i have to rent a tree shreader for most of my work in that area. HUMM? A new blade saw would help expedite my work

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