Table saw setup question

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Forum topic by Hesed posted 07-11-2008 05:43 AM 1023 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-11-2008 05:43 AM

So, I just took delivery of my new table saw (sweet!). I’m in the process of putting it all together and getting setup, but I don’t have everything I need yet. I’m wondering how long the cast iron will be ok without giving it a wax coating. The wax I ordered hasn’t arrived yet, and I’m basically done as much as I can do without removing the protective plastic/oil combo that the saw ships with. Should I wait to remove it until the wax gets here, or will it be ok for a few days (maybe a week) without it.

Thanks for your advice!

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#1 posted 07-11-2008 06:06 AM

Just go to the hardware store and buy some Johnson’s Paste Wax in the can and wax it that’s all you need. Don’t spend your bux on fancy expensive stuff. My 2 cents.

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#2 posted 07-11-2008 06:26 AM

I think it depends on where your saw is presently and what the moisture level is there. Have any of your other tools rusted lately? Probably not, and if that’s the case your saw will likely be fine too.

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#3 posted 07-12-2008 02:48 AM

Cool, thanks for the help guys.

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#4 posted 07-12-2008 03:29 AM

depends mostly on humidty conditions. also, after you clean the surface of grease it will rust FAST if you touch it with a sweaty hand. other than that …it could be some time before flash rust starts to show up.

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