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    How to treat a cast iron table saw top?

    Hey guys,

    Anyone have any recommendations for treating the cast iron top of a table saw so it doesn't rust and stays good? The Delta manual says to apply a household floor-based wax ... has anyone done this? Any other products that would be better?

    Thanks.
    Dawson

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    i use plain ol` pastewax on all my cast iron....brand doesn`t matter....and i don`t buff it out either, just slather it on and get to cuttin`....i call wax "saw lube"
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    Usually I've found that if your treat your cast iron saw table very tenderly it will treat you well in return. You might try singing to it, taking it out for ice cream, covering it with a cozy cover at night, those kind of things. I bring mine into the house every night and let it sleep with me and my dogs on my bed and in return it always starts for me when I push the button.

    Just a thought.
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    Johnson's Paste Wax has been keeping every tool in my shop rust-free for the last 4 years. I guess it's working?
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    Johnsons paste wax.
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    Thanks for all the responses guys. I'll look for some Johnsons paste wax tonight ... not sure if they have that Brand in my neck of the woods (New Brunswick, Canada)!

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    Ok Mark someone has to say this, that is just weird!
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    Look in the floor care section of the hardware store or even grocery strore. I finally found mine at Lowes. Looks just like the can my Mom had 45 years ago when I was just a wee one. Jim.
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    Bosheild T1 and then a coat of Johnson's Paste Wax over the top of the T1. Works good even right on the saltwater. If you go this route use a very thin coating of the T1. I even lightly wipe off the excess with a rag and let it dry a little before putting on the wax.
    Last edited by Allen Bookout; 12-03-2007 at 06:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Bookout View Post
    Bosheild T1 and then a coat of Johnson's Paste Wax over the top of the T1. Works good even right on the saltwater. If you go this route use a very thin coating of the T1. I even lightly wipe off the excess with a rag and let it dry a little before putting on the wax.
    I do the same. That T9 seems to work real well.
    Last edited by Aaron Beaver; 12-03-2007 at 08:57 PM. Reason: T1 to T9 :)
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