Cleaning cast iron on my Ridgid R4512

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Forum topic by succeededcoma posted 02-19-2018 03:27 PM 1016 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2018 03:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw ridgid cleaning cast iron question

Hi all,

I have been watching videos regarding cleaning the cast iron top. Seems a lot of people use WD40 and a scotch-brite pad. I got some wood glue on my top and the WD40 does not seem to want to do the job.

Are there any other suggestions on how I can get wood glue off of the cast iron?

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#1 posted 02-19-2018 04:53 PM

Razor blade scraper.

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#2 posted 02-19-2018 04:55 PM

If you remove ll the rust from a RIDGID table saw what would you have left?

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#3 posted 02-20-2018 01:38 AM


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#4 posted 02-20-2018 01:47 AM

If you remove ll the rust from a RIDGID table saw what would you have left?
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#5 posted 02-20-2018 02:15 AM

Use a razor blade and Slip It…....I use Slip It, a razor blade, or a scotch brite and it helps. It isn’t like pase wax you have to wipe it off and buff it a bit,

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#6 posted 02-20-2018 04:57 PM

I think a razor blade or a sharp scraper would get the glue off. Is it a few drips of dried glue or did you have some sort of accident where a large quantity of glue is dried to the top? Is it regular wood glue or some sort of poly, epoxy, or construction adhesive?

Once you get the glue off, you can clean up the surface with some 600 or 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper (you could use WD-40 to lube it or do it dry), then clean with a clean rag/towel and follow-up with some paste wax (Renaissance works very well) to keep it from rusting and make the surface slick.

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