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    Best wax for table saws?

    Hi,

    What's the best wax to use on the top of a table saw?

    Thanks

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    Rich, you’ll get a lot of different opinions on this. I just use Johnsons paste wax.
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    I use pure Carnuba, it is hard to find now, but it is available, use to find it at True Value Hardware. Red and Gold Can. Most all paste waxes have Carnuba in them, but not 100%. It also is very good on furniture too.

    Tom....

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    I use Johnsons.
    For (nearly) pure caranuba, there is Trade Secret Wax for autos. About $50.00 for an 8 oz. can.
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    I, too, use Johnson's paste wax.
    Cheers, Frank

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    I use Johnson's Paste Wax as well. It is in with the cleaning products at Lowe's if you have one near you.

    In addition to the cast iron on the table saw, I use it on the red oak fence on my router table. I also put it on the MDF ZCI on my table saw...makes it nice and shiney.

    I second what Matt said. Avoid anything that has silicone in it. The reason being is that it will penetrate in to your work pieces. This will cause a lot of problems when it comes to applying stains and finishes.
    Last edited by Sean Wright; 12-23-2007 at 07:01 PM.
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    I also like Johnson's Paste Wax. It can be found at the BORG in the cleaning section. It also works good on my RAS mdf table.

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    Johson paste wax or Renaissance wax. Whith ever one that is close.
    Bob

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    Ditto . . .

    Johnson's paste for whatever ails 'ya. Best thing for hand planes and handsaws also. Protects against rust AND slicker than snot on a door knob.

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    Ditto
    Johson paste wax or Renaissance wax

    DT

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