I think the main thing to get out of this thread is that there are several ways to protect tool tabletops in the woodshop that not only protect the tops but also help materials slide easier and keeps them from grabbing while cutting.
If you find something you are happy with then, by all means, use it. Remember, it is maintenance so needs to be done periodically and I don't know of any solution that will last forever.
I am old school and use wax on any castiron tables that wood will be sliding on.
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