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I was wondering if anyone ever used gun bluing to treat the bare metal on table saws?
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#1 posted 06-12-2009 04:54 AM
Use something like johnsons paste wax. Doesn’t hurt any finish. Only silicone will.Larry
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#2 posted 06-12-2009 05:33 AM
I used Johnson’s for a while and it works great. Then I found Renaissance wax. It is easier to apply and last longer. I would be interested to see what bluing would do to a table saw top, just don’t want to be the one who tries it on my table saw.
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#3 posted 06-12-2009 05:37 AM
Based on some rifles that I have bought, bluing would be too prone to rust and expecially wear and scratching to be worthwhile. Indeed, there are better waxes out there, but I am just old school and have a couple cans of Johnsons.
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#4 posted 06-12-2009 06:10 AM
woodymays,The actual process of blueing metal parts in gunsmithing is a rusting processing. The top would have to be vattted, and I don’t know many gunsmiths with a vat large enough to handle a table saw top. After heating the salts for bluing and submersion for a while the metal is then run through a neutralizing bath and then oiled. I really don’t think blueing a table saw top is the way to go.
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#5 posted 06-13-2009 08:03 PM
When I was a sprout (HS) I worked in a gunshop. My job was to go around at the end of the day and wipe the exposed metal down of all of the firearms in the shop. Several hundred. Oil/residue from Fingerprints would corrode the steel barrels. And bluing is not very tough. So you’d probably have to wipe your table saw down after each use.
I like the idea of wax. I am going to give it a try.
-- Walt, Atlanta....Michigan
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#6 posted 06-15-2009 04:05 PM
My table saw has almost a gun blue Patina. It’s 50-60 yrs old. Since I’ve moved into my shop in Delaware I haven’t had a rust problem except where I sweat and forget.
I use Wax periodically on the surface.
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#7 posted 06-15-2009 04:18 PM
I’ve been using WD40, & it doesn’t leave an oily residue for dust to grab onto.
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