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I got a new table saw about a month and a half ago. I was really excited as this was my first proper cabinet saw. When I went out to work today I noticed that there was a thin layer of rust starting. Pissed. I had put some paste wax on it originally but that has obviously not been effective enough. I think that I will go get some boeshield tomorrow. I put another coat of paste wax on this evening before I decided to get boeshield. Can I just put the boeshield on the top or do I need to do take the paste wax off first somehow?
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-15-2012, 10:40 PM
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even with paste wax, if the temp swing is just right and things start to sweat, you will get rust.

I already had that day this year and had to spend about half the day wiping all my machines down and re waxing.
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What is best for removing just that thin amount of surface rust?
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When I'm not using some of my tools I'll coat it with oil. Then when I'm ready to use it I'll clean it and wax it. Then when done ill oil it again.
Leaving sawdust on tools over time will rust tools because of moisture in sawdust. So it's good to clean. Especially this time of year with humidity.
Turn on those dehumidifiers if you have one.

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What is best for removing just that thin amount of surface rust?
WD-40 and fine steel or bronze wool.

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WD-40 and fine steel or bronze wool.

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+1 George, that's what I do. If that don't work you could also wet sand it with 1800 grit, then 0000 wool and wax for a smooth finish.

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I use 000 Steel wool dipped in furniture wax. Works ok.
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Ok I'll hit it with some wd-40. Does anyone have feedback for the effectiveness of boeshield vs. paste wax. Is the boeshield worth the extra money?
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Stilts- I to would like to know that answer.
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I hear people complaining about the cost of Boeshield, but I've been using it and T9 For years with great results. You can clean the wax off by wiping it down with mineral spirits and a scratchy pad 2-3 times this also removes slight rust
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Ok I'll hit it with some wd-40.
WD-40 is a hydrocarbon. It may not be a big deal, but I don't use petroleum products because I dont want to take a chance of the oil staining the wood. I am sure many have used it without bad results, just something I don't do.
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Bought some boeshield. Going to give it a try. This is all new to me but the guy at the store recommended using varsol to take the paste wax off first. Is that alright to use on the saw?
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Don't know about varsol but sounds like some sort of solvent. Should be fine. I've been using Boeshield t-9 for just over a year and very happy with the results. I have heard of people using a good coat of t-9 then a coat of paste wax.
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Wood Mag actually did a controlled test of a couple of dozen rust prevention methods....Boeshield T-9 worked best as a rust inhibitor. Paste wax doesn't contain a rust inhibitor, but it will slow rust indirectly by protecting the metal from moisture to some extent.

The best results I've gotten come from a light coat of T-9 topped by a coat or two of paste wax. To ensure that the T-9 makes good contact with the metal surface, I'd strip the paste wax with mineral spirits. Dry the surface well, apply a light coat of T-9, wipe off the excess (important...it'll be sticky if it's too heavy), let it dry well, buff it out, then apply one or two coats of paste wax. I strip it and reapply every spring, and have had very few signs of rust in an unheated, uninsulated garage in western NY.....YMMV.
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Do you guys remove your wings and wax the mating faces too?
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Can't say as though I've gone to the trouble, but heck, as long as they're already off....why not?
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No, never
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