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Leaving crated tool outside briefly?

by William Shelley
posted 02-20-2017 10:14 PM


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TheGreatJon

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#1 posted 02-20-2017 10:32 PM

Typically new tools come covered in factory goo (I’ve heard that Grizzly uses a super ton of it). You’ll have to wipe it off (use Kerosene or some other kind of oil cutting agent) in order to use the machine and get it assembled without getting yourself coated. The goo is to protect the machine from getting rusty in transit. With that and the plastic wrapping still over it… it should be fine.

Though if it were me, I’d still put a tarp over it. Because paranoia.

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 10:43 PM

+1

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William Shelley

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#3 posted 02-20-2017 10:46 PM



Typically new tools come covered in factory goo (I ve heard that Grizzly uses a super ton of it). You ll have to wipe it off (use Kerosene or some other kind of oil cutting agent) in order to use the machine and get it assembled without getting yourself coated. The goo is to protect the machine from getting rusty in transit. With that and the plastic wrapping still over it… it should be fine.

Though if it were me, I d still put a tarp over it. Because paranoia.

- TheGreatJon

Alright, thanks. The tool is a showroom / demo unit, so it may have the grease already cleaned off. Should I spray something on it?

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#4 posted 02-20-2017 10:49 PM

Wouldn’t hurt to double check.

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#5 posted 02-20-2017 11:14 PM

Just keep it dry with tarps, and if possible keep it out of the Sun. Sun shine will cause condensation in the crate.

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William Shelley

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#6 posted 02-20-2017 11:16 PM



Just keep it dry with tarps, and if possible keep it out of the Sun. Sun shine will cause condensation in the crate.

- papadan

I’m in Portland, Oregon, we don’t have sunshine here so that’s not an issue!

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#7 posted 02-21-2017 12:08 AM

HEY …..I got your solution …store it in my shop …..LOL …..seriously tarp it you will be fine …... GOOD LUCK :<))

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#8 posted 02-21-2017 12:15 AM

Here is what my saw looked like. The box was attached to the pallet. The saw was bolted to the pallet.

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