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Blog entry by WayneS posted 08-24-2007 05:29 AM 994 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Things just keep getting better and better!

Feast your eyes on what I came into possession of today. My buddy has been remodeling his house for the last two years, and had purchased this Rigid T3650 10” table saw during the process. Well the remodel is over, and the saw is all mine to use.

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Needless to say the saw needs a good cleaning after sitting idle for a few months, but you think I’m complaining …HECK NO. In fact, one reason I’m posting is to get some suggestions for cleaning the deck. There is a lot of rust from being exposed to moisture and not getting any TLC for awhile. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. What is the best way to maintain and protect from rust once I have it cleaned up? I’m going to give it a nice going over this weekend.

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The feature I like most about it is the Herc-U-Lift™ mobile base. One push with your foot and the casters lower to make it as easy to push around as a shopping cart, then one more push and it’s solid as a rock.

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I can’t wait to get it all cleaned up, and start making some saw dust. I do need a good work bench, maybe that will be my first real project.

If you want to read more about it, check it out at Rigid .

Here is a gallery of the photos for those that are unable to see the images.

-- Wayne - Newbie looking to learn!



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WayneC

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#1 posted 08-24-2007 05:31 AM

Nice Saw. Marc did a podcast on cleaning machines if I remember correctly. I’ll take a look and see if I can find it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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WayneC

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#2 posted 08-24-2007 05:41 AM

Try this link

http://thewoodwhisperer.com/?p=153

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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WayneS

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#3 posted 08-24-2007 05:54 AM

Thanks Wayne!

There is some great info in that post. Looks like a few hours of my weekend are already lined out for me.

-- Wayne - Newbie looking to learn!

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WayneC

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#4 posted 08-24-2007 05:56 AM

Should be a good time…

Next you need to scare up some hand tools…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 08-24-2007 06:13 AM

Wayne,

Get your hands on some Rust-Free and some grey woodworking non-woven abrasive pads (3M, Norton, others). Read the precautions (eyewear, gloves -it smells like oven cleaner) and rub it out with your random orbital sander. Then the solvent cleaning and the T-9. You will be done in an hour.

I have an unheated garage shop in Nebraska and I too swear by the Renaissance Wax or the T-9.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 08-24-2007 07:19 AM

congrats on the saw…having tools is reeeeeaaaaallll nice…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Don

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#7 posted 08-24-2007 10:53 AM

Try this link.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#8 posted 08-24-2007 11:41 AM

life is GOOOOD :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jeff

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#9 posted 08-24-2007 11:56 AM

What luck you have to land a saw like that, I am going to be watching the post as well as I could use a little cleaning of my saw to. 30 year old craftsmen, but still running like a champ. I am sure that you are going to get some good use out of it soon.

-- Jeff B.

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 08-24-2007 12:57 PM

Wayne, you’re on your way. Looks like the gang came up with some really good advise for you. I’ve cleaned a couple saws with wet/dry sand paper and WD 40. I’m sure there are better ways but it does work with a lot of elbow grease. I’ve always go MinWax furniture wax in the shop and when I think of it I clean off the saw/jointer/planer and rub some on then polish it up.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Thos. Angle

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#11 posted 08-24-2007 01:01 PM

I checked Don’s link. Looks good but what is Webrax?? Never heard of it here in the states. Maybe we have something similar.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bob Babcock

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#12 posted 08-24-2007 01:33 PM

Your fate is sealed…..you are doomed to wander the aisles of home depot at least once/week for the rest of your life…..:)

Sounds like you have plenty of cleaning advice…just be safe with that thing. Proper safety equip and all that…I don’t see a riving knife or anti-kickback device…important for old hands…doubly so for new woodworkers. I’m sure it probably came with them…see if your buddy still has them.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 08-24-2007 05:40 PM

Webrax is the same as the non-woven abrasive pads we have here. Silicon carbide bonded to non-woven nylon threads.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Don

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#14 posted 08-25-2007 01:33 AM

That’s correct, Douglas.

Aluminium oxide or silicon carbide grains bonded to non-woven web of nylon fibres
• Open web not prone to clogging
• Totally flexible, can be used on all contoured surfaces

Look here.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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lclashley

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#15 posted 08-25-2007 05:02 AM

Hey Wayne, I also have a Ridgid TS3650, great saw. I’ve used a product called Bar Keeper’s Friend to clean rust off of the cast iron. It removes mild rust fairly easily.

As far as protection, I use Loctite’s Rust Preventer, which I found at Home Depot for $5. Still no rust after a year, with 2-3 applications. I live in Louisiana where it is very humid, on top of that our clothes drier vents into our garage/shop. Hope this helps.

Larry

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