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Please somebody tell me they have a problem with rust to!

I just spent 2 hours cleaning up all the scattered saw dust to find a fine coating of rust on my table saw, band saw table and lathe bed rails. I do this about every 2 months year around. My shop is %98 sealed with the exception of a few exhaust fans. I do everything I possibly can(boeshield, dehumidifier, constantly wiping everything down) to control rust but with where I live and the constant year around humidity(usually above %80) I feel like I'm constantly fighting an up hill battle. I'm in NC and its this bad...I truly feel sorry for you people further south of me.
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I just spent 2 hours cleaning up all the scattered saw dust to find a fine coating of rust on my table saw, band saw table and lathe bed rails. I do this about every 2 months year around. My shop is %98 sealed with the exception of a few exhaust fans. I do everything I possibly can(boeshield, dehumidifier, constantly wiping everything down) to control rust but with where I live and the constant year around humidity(usually above %80) I feel like I'm constantly fighting an up hill battle. I'm in NC and its this bad...I truly feel sorry for you people further south of me.
Sawdust holds moisture like a sponge, blow everything off you don't want rust on, then buy one of the sprays meant for this or apply paste wax.
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Sorry.......my table saw has a granite top.......and I run a dehumidifier in the basement for the rest of the tools.....not a bit of rust anywhere.
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Sawdust holds moisture like a sponge, blow everything off you don't want rust on, then buy one of the sprays meant for this or apply paste wax.
I'm wiping things down constantly and regularly apply boeshield.
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Sorry.......my table saw has a granite top.......and I run a dehumidifier in the basement for the rest of the tools.....not a bit of rust anywhere.
I also run a dehumidifier
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What do you have it set at......and are you sure it works? I've seen tons of dehumidifiers over the year that run and run and run.....and take out nothing. Is it collecting water in the bucket?
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What do you have it set at......and are you sure it works? I've seen tons of dehumidifiers over the year that run and run and run.....and take out nothing. Is it collecting water in the bucket?
It sits right in the middle of the shop 1000sqft and Yes it does collector water. It's a Walmart special so nothing fancy
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I use a paste wax on all my stuff and rust isn't a problem. I live in TN and my garage is sealed only to critters bigger than a rat. No problem with rust as long as I keep stuff waxed every few months.
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I live in central FL less than 20 miles from the gulf and rust is a huge problem for me as my cast iron tools and even steel tools all live either on the car port or in a shed without a dehumidifier. I always make sure everything is wiped down and has a liberal coating of something called top coat. Its specially formulated to prevent rust on tools, contains no wax, and does not leave any residue that has to be cleaned. It is applied like a normal car wax, but its not a wax.

If something does become rusty, a fast cleaning with WD-40 and a Scotchbrite pad usually cleans it off.

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I live in Key Largo and I am constantly cleaning my tools of the darned stuff. For the small stuff, I have a vibratory tumbler. For the bigger stuff, I use a die grinder with a Scotchbrite roloc followed by rust inhibitor. It's one of the reasons I air conditioned my shop this past month.


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A better question would be "Who does not have a rust problem?"

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I just spent 2 hours cleaning up all the scattered saw dust to find a fine coating of rust on my table saw, band saw table and lathe bed rails. I do this about every 2 months year around. My shop is %98 sealed with the exception of a few exhaust fans. I do everything I possibly can(boeshield, dehumidifier, constantly wiping everything down) to control rust but with where I live and the constant year around humidity(usually above %80) I feel like I'm constantly fighting an up hill battle. I'm in NC and its this bad...I truly feel sorry for you people further south of me.
i live in florida, i use T-9 and rust-off and don't have any rust on any of my bed's, you can get this at sear's and maybe low's ect, but this is what i use, lot's of different thing's to use but this stuff work's, it is mfd by boeing air craft co. got to be good, try it doesn't take sanding scrubbing ect, spary on and wipe off , easy to do, now their will be lot's of post and different idea's good luck del
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This is the stuff I use. Not the rust remover but the rust preventer.
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I live in a swamp in an old house with a stone basement. Without dehumidification, water drips from the pipes on the ceiling. I find if I keep humidity levels at 50% or less, I have no rust problems. There are times when I have to run 2 dehumidifiers to achieve that level. All my stationary tools have cast iron tops.

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I live in Central Alabama.

I have always been concerned about rust.

I usually spend 1/2-1 day a month tuning the shop. That includes testing perpendiculars, squares, actually cleaning (and waxing) my work bench and waxing cast iron areas(Lathe bed, Drill Press Bed and column, TS bed, ...). I use Johnson Wax and have for years. I wax tools I have used once at end of day. and I still miss things i should have waxed.


If I don't wax or oil (WD-40) things they will rust.

In Alabama, because of rust, cars are considered bio-degradable.

What rust dose not get mold or Kudzu will.

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That's how the conditions here are. If its not %90 humidity.....it's raining.
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Just a heads up with respect to the dehumidifiers...
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2011/...G-Electronics/

There was a recall on a lot of them in the past and recent. That link highlights one of them but if you google there are more. Might be worth the time to check your model.
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I live in the desert with less than 8% humidity so I don’t have rust problems unless it rains which isn’t too often. My problems are from ice cold drinks being set on my saws so I started waxing everything.

Simple AC units are the best dehumidifiers that I know of.

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