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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?

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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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