Removing and Preventing Rust on Machinery - FineWoodworking

Nov 01, 2000·Cut a sheet of 1/8-in. or 1/4-in. plywood to the size of your top. The last thing I do before I leave the shop in the evening is lower the tablesaw blade, move the rip fence out onto the extension table and place the protective plywood cover over the cast-iron table.

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Auxiliary Band Saw Table - Woodcraft

Aug 15, 2016·I walked into class and was smitten by a classic Tannewitz band saw. This industrial-sized baby had 20" wheels, more cast iron than an armory and – best of all – a table that was bigger than most workshops. I was seduced by the ease with which I could handle work pieces of all sizes on that large iron surface.

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How To Choose The Right Table Saw for Your Workshop

Oct 23, 2018·Contractor saws do make a few concessions in the name of affordability and portability. Although most contractor saws have a solid cast iron table top, the extension wings may be made of "open webbed" cast iron or stamped metal. The trunnions, gearing and arbor assembly of a contractor saw are less husky than those found on more expensive saws.

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Vintage Table Saw Refinishing : 8 Steps (with Pictures ...

This first step I took was to remove the rust that had accumulated on the cast iron top. I was quite fortunate that it turned out to be mostly surface rust with only a few deep scratches and minimal pitting. I started by scraping the bulk with a razor blade then switched to dry sanding …

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tool repair - Recovering from a rusted table saw top ...

ARGGH. A plumbing leak managed to drip directly on top of my brand-new table saw, in exactly the right place to ruin the user's manual -- but worse, it seriously rusted a square foot or so of the otherwise pristine polished cast-iron top. Right between blade and …

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Removing rust from an old table saw top | Woodworking Talk

Jul 13, 2008·When I got my used saw it had a very nice "rust patina" to the saw top. I tired the usual WD40 and scratch pad trick, but I decided that I wasn't going to live long enough to finish the project. So, I grabbed a sample bottle of Lemon Simple Green that I had, put a 180 grit sanding disk on my orbital sander and tried that.

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Apr 04, 2012·When I got my used saw it had a very nice "rust patina" to the saw top. I tired the usual WD40 and scratch pad trick, but I decided that I wasn't going to live long enough to finish the project. So, I grabbed a sample bottle of Lemon Simple Green that I had, put a 180 grit sanding disk on my orbital sander and tried that.

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Removing rust from an old table saw top | Woodworking Talk

Jul 13, 2008·When I got my used saw it had a very nice "rust patina" to the saw top. I tired the usual WD40 and scratch pad trick, but I decided that I wasn't going to live long enough to finish the project. So, I grabbed a sample bottle of Lemon Simple Green that I had, put a 180 grit sanding disk on my orbital sander and tried that.

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How To Choose The Right Table Saw for Your Workshop

Oct 23, 2018·Contractor saws do make a few concessions in the name of affordability and portability. Although most contractor saws have a solid cast iron table top, the extension wings may be made of "open webbed" cast iron or stamped metal. The trunnions, gearing and arbor assembly of a contractor saw are less husky than those found on more expensive saws.

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how can I restore a cast iron table saw top? - by mjgilm ...

Dec 09, 2020·I bought a used Rigid 3650 table saw that had been outside for a little while and was a little rusty. I tried rust removers , but the top was still bumpy, so I used sandpaper on it and got it fairly smooth but still not right. Everything ( fence, miter guage, and material) still wouldn’t slide smoothly.

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Table Saw Rust Removal : 4 Steps (with Pictures ...

Table Saw Rust Removal: I recently inherited an old Delta table saw from my Grandfather, but had no good place to put it other than in a ruddy old shed. In a short time, the cast iron top of the saw …

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Cleaning/Protecting Cast Iron - NewWoodworker LLC

Cleaning Cast Iron Tables Note: If you have painted steel wings, or aluminum parts, do not use abrasives or steel wool on them. Clean with a normal paint-safe household cleaner and rags. Once they are waxed, they clean up very easily. During normal use table saw surfaces develop buildups of sap, pitch and other residues from the wood we work with.

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Grinding a Warped Cast-Iron Table Saw Top Flat

They claim that cast iron must season, and that it was correct when manufactured - yeah right! GM doesn't season a 350 engine block, and that's one hell of a magnet. I've watched it in use - they must shim the underside before grinding. And if your top holds up any amount of weight, it needs a little crown.

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Tune-Up Your Tablesaw - WOOD Magazine

This removes sharp edges and burrs. Also sand off any paint on the mating edges of the wings. Now, bolt the wings back on the saw, but don't tighten the bolts all the way. Let the wings sag, with a 1 ⁄ 16" gap at the top where the wings meet the table. Place the level across the front edge of …

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Resurfacing Cast Iron Tables - NewWoodworker LLC

Sep 29, 2011·Resurfacing Cast Iron Tables Combating the results of everyday use. Text, photos and video by Tom Hintz. Posted – 9-29-2011. I get a bunch of emails every month asking for “the correct” way to refresh the surfaces of the cast iron tables that attracted so many of us to our saws, jointers, planers, drill presses and more.

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CLR for rust and glue stain removal from table saw top ...

Jun 29, 2009·I have managed to get a quite a bit of rust and glue stains on my cast iron table saw top. I searched LJ for rust removal topics and followed the procedures but haven’t been able to get rid of them. Sanding it removes it somewhat and also leaves scratches.

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Drilling and Tapping Cast Iron | WoodWorkers Guild of America

Mar 23, 2017·Woodworkers drill holes in wood all the time but hesitate when it comes to cast iron. Threaded holes in cast iron machine tables are just the solution you need for holding jigs and fixtures. George Vondriska shows how to cut a threaded through or blind hole in cast iron with a center punch, drill, tap …

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HELP! Severe table saw top rust! | Woodworking Talk

May 30, 2011·I am trying to remove the rust off of the cast iron top of a very expensive table saw that that some idiot, (ME!!!), neglected. It is pretty bad & pitted in some areas. ... Use an ROS, belt sander, drill/pad or sanding block. Work the table evenly so there aren't any low spots. Wet sanding with rust penetrant works like a dream, but makes a mess.

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Grinding a Warped Cast-Iron Table Saw Top Flat

They claim that cast iron must season, and that it was correct when manufactured - yeah right! GM doesn't season a 350 engine block, and that's one hell of a magnet. I've watched it in use - they must shim the underside before grinding. And if your top holds up any amount of weight, it needs a little crown.

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Table Saw Rust Removal : 4 Steps (with Pictures ...

Table Saw Rust Removal: I recently inherited an old Delta table saw from my Grandfather, but had no good place to put it other than in a ruddy old shed. In a short time, the cast iron top of the saw …

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Top 15 Best Table Saws For The Money (2021 Reviews)

Feb 21, 2021·“Any part of the saw says quality and efficiency, has precision field cast-iron wings, and the stainless steel trunnions are huge.” Best With Stand: SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10-Inch Table Saw “Suitable for slicing with precision and smoothness, lightweight for easy setup and transportations, and provide most necessary stuff for a reputation ...

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How to restore table saw surface finish?

Jul 12, 2017·I cleaned up a nice but surface rusty cast iron table top with steel wool and 3 in one oil. I don't like WD 40 for anything but it would be ok here. Anyway use lots of elbow grease and buff only in the feed direction and you will eventually have a brushed look. Took me about two hours to get the look I …

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Magnetic Table Saw / Band Saw Covers - MLCS Woodworking

I ordered these Magnetic covers for my cast iron table saw, Band saw, router table and Oscillating sander. They adhere as advertised and protect the surfaces from damage and moisture better than I expected. They can be trimmed to fit or 2 can be added together as in my case to cover my table saw with attached Benchdog router table.

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Removing Water Ring Stain from Cast Iron?

Oct 21, 2020·Then, of course, coat your saw table with paste wax and buff it out, or use a dry lubricant instead to help seal the metal and prevent these water rings from happening again. Tim Inman: Removing stains from cast iron is virtually impossible.

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How to Remove Rust From a Table Saw and Protect It

Apr 17, 2020·A good table saw is a big investment. It’s likely the most expensive tool in most woodworkers’ shops! But with nice cast iron table saws, rust is an ever present enemy. So I’ll show you how I remove rust from my table saw and protect it from future damage in this post.

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Refinishing a Cast Iron Table Saw Top - YouTube

Mar 08, 2015·Refinishing the top of my new to me table saw.

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