Protecting cast iron tools over the winter

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Forum topic by rasic posted 11-21-2016 07:29 PM 867 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-21-2016 07:29 PM

Hi everyone,

I’m new to the form so forgive me if this has been asked before. But I was wondering for those who’s garage shop shared space with their cars did to protect them from rusting over the winter? The cast iron table on my bench top drill press has experienced lots of rust over the last two years. I’ve recently upgraded my portable table saw to a SawStop and would very much like to protect it from the same fate. Any advice would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 11-21-2016 07:31 PM

Good coat of Johnson’s paste wax

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#2 posted 11-21-2016 07:39 PM

I would do a spray down with something like Boeshield or CRC 3-36 first then a coat of paste wax.

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#3 posted 11-21-2016 07:56 PM

Multiple layers of paste wax (don’t buff) and then cover with a breathable cover like a packing blanket or similar.


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#4 posted 11-21-2016 11:10 PM

I’ve had good results using HTC machine covers.

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#5 posted 11-21-2016 11:29 PM

Shellac, 2lb cut dewaxed, which is Zinserrs Seal Coat, Pentrol, JPW ect

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