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Forum topic by K7TXA posted 10-28-2021 02:55 PM 294 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2021 02:55 PM

Just finished (well, nearly finished) assembling my 36” Sawstop PCS. Per the instruction manual, I wiped off the oil from the top and the wings. However, it still seems a bit oily to the touch. With my other tools I like to put a light coat of Johnson & Johnson paste wax on the metal parts. Keeps ‘em from rusting AND wood pieces seem to float across them when using them.

What do you suggest I do to be sure that oil is completely off the surface before I do the wax treatment? I’ve got a can of mineral spirits – would that be a good option, lightly applied and wiped off?

Tnx, Jim

-- Jim / Eagle, Idaho

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#1 posted 10-28-2021 03:01 PM

I can’t recall what, if anything, I initially used. I have cleaned a few times with WD-40 and gray scotch-brite pad since new and then recoated with J&J wax.

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#2 posted 10-28-2021 03:05 PM

I’m fairly certain I just wiped it off, I did wax it…but that was a few months later.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 10-28-2021 04:14 PM

I buy used and let others do the cleaning. But mineral spirits, the real thing, not green, or acetone will work in a ventilated space with proper eye and hand protection.

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#4 posted 10-28-2021 04:21 PM

I used mineral spirits on mine.

-- Ray

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#5 posted 10-29-2021 01:57 AM

Thanks guys – I cleaned it off with some mineral spirits and then gave it a coat of J&J paste wax. Sure looks great, but the sawdust will be flying as soon as I get my 240v outlet un-buried behind a pile of junk!


-- Jim / Eagle, Idaho

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