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Mike824

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09-21-2020 11:29 AM

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So I just picked up a really nice, I mean really nice, like new JET JWTS-10 saw at an estate sale. It was in this gentleman’s basement workshop. There wasn’t a speck of rust anywhere on it. After I got it home and reassembled it in my garage workshop the bare metal surface on top is covered in a thin powdery rust. I had cleaned it off with a little 409, dried it and then applied a carnauba paste wax. A week later it’s rusty. Ack! What can I do to get rid of the rust and protect the surface?

-- Act first, think later! ...wait that's not how that works.


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#1 posted 09-21-2020 12:09 PM

I believe 409 is water based. You basically sprayed water on bare metal. If it were me I would wipe the surface down with a rag soaked in Rust Free. Follow the directions on the bottle. I then would apply either T-9 Bo-shield or Renaissance paste wax. Afterwards if you get the occasional rust spot sand if/them off with 1500 or 2000 grit sandpaper and re-apply the wax.

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#2 posted 09-21-2020 02:17 PM

Act first, think later! ...wait that’s not how goes. The story of my life. LOL! I was afraid of that. Thanks.

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#3 posted 09-22-2020 03:32 PM

I’ve got the same saw. Great saw!

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#4 posted 09-22-2020 10:24 PM

I have that saw as well,it works well but when i lower the blade the crank gets real tight, l keep the jam nut lose.

Also, l use Johnson paste wax for the table top.

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#5 posted 09-23-2020 03:34 AM

Thanks for the tips. I cleaned off the surface rust with mineral spirits and then sanded the top down to its former glory. Finally, I applied a paste wax with carnauba and buffed. I used it for the first time today, it is a wonderful saw. Now, I think I need to run through a PMCS list to make sure everything is operating as intended and safe.

-- Act first, think later! ...wait that's not how that works.

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#6 posted 09-23-2020 05:54 AM

There’s several methods to remove rust from a table saws’ table surface. I use WD40, spray coat the surface and let it soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Use a scotch pad or about a 320 grit sand paper to rub the surface, then wipe it off with a paper towel, pour over some rubbing alcohol and wipe clean with a cotton clothe. Then spray a silicone free dry lube over the surface, wait a couple minutes and wipe off with a paper towel. If you use a spray dry lube with silicone, the silicone could transfer to the wood from the residue on the tables surface, causing a staining and finishing issue.

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#7 posted 09-23-2020 06:44 AM

I use a little oil and 120 grit on the 5” ROS for major spots. The rest I scrape with a razor blade. Wipe it clean, and then gobs of Johnson’s Paste Floor Wax hand buffed to a nice luster – don’t forget to wax the fence!

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#8 posted 03-04-2021 07:47 PM



So I just picked up a really nice, I mean really nice, like new JET JWTS-10 saw at an estate sale. It was in this gentleman s basement workshop. There wasn t a speck of rust anywhere on it. After I got it home and reassembled it in my garage workshop the bare metal surface on top is covered in a thin powdery rust. I had cleaned it off with a little 409, dried it and then applied a carnauba paste wax. A week later it s rusty. Ack! What can I do to get rid of the rust and protect the surface?

- Mike824

Great saw. I’ve had mine (exact same model, though very low serial number) for quite a while. No rust, but I do apply some basic car wax now and then to keep the surface running smooth.
My blade rise wheel also sticks now and then. Took things apart to clean and reassemble, but no love. The worm screw at the end of the shaft has a cold rolled pin in it to keep it attached to the shaft, and wouldn’t you know… it had worked its way out a little and was cutting into the gears it meshed with. Now I can’t lower the blade all the way without it sinking beyond the point of no return. Long story short, I don’t have the original manual and can’t find the part numbers for my model for a replacement shaft and replacement lift gear. I noted in another post you got the manual with yours… any chance you’ve made it electronic and can share it or post it somewhere?

-- Scot, SW Washington

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#9 posted 03-05-2021 01:01 PM

Scot – I’ve got the manual and can email it to you. Got it from an Old Timer at JET.

Mike

-- Act first, think later! ...wait that's not how that works.

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#10 posted 03-06-2021 02:32 AM


Scot – I ve got the manual and can email it to you. Got it from an Old Timer at JET.

Mike

- Mike824


That would be amazing, Mike! PM sent with my email addy.

-- Scot, SW Washington

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