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Just wondering what some of you use as a cleaning agent for the table saw table, my table is all cast iron and is constantly in need of being cleaned and/or polished to keep it in pristine condition. Suggestions will be welcomed.

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Hey Jerry, I am in south Louisiana Very HUUUMID, with that being said I have found Boeshield T9 to be the best cleaner and protectant this will last about 3 months also I will put a light coat of Johnsons paste wood wax to give a extra layer of protection this has kept all my things rust free.... When I first started my tools with nothing on thenm would show surface rust in a few weeks .... Good Luck I hope this helps a little

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Thanks for the suggestion, you didn't give your name, so do write back with your name and more about your woodworking interest. I am not familiar with the product that you mentioned, where can I find it?

What I have done in the past with the table is to sand it with 220 paper and then give it a good coat of paste wax. Hopefully, the Boeshield will work for me.

Fortunately we do not have the humidy here in West Texas like they do further south and where you live. I am from Alaska and am just starting to get acclamated to the hot weather here in West Texas, but if I had to deal with the humity that you refer to, I might be looking for a way to get back up north. Be in touch and thanks again.

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Hi Jerry.
I also use a paste wood wax to help protect the table top.

Warren gave the suggestion of using boeshield t-9. His name is in the left column under papawd.

Boeshield T-9® | Corrosion Protection and Waterproof Lubrication

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Gulfwax Household Paraffin Wax


Is what I have used to make work piece slide. Its used for canning/candle making. Can be bought at most any grocery store. In the canning section.

Of course amazon has it too


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Jerry, I first found Boshield at West Marine if Ya have one of them in your town, it can be found at alot of wood working / shop stores , Rockler and a few others have had it at times,, Or try a Google search some places will have free shipping ....Good Luck

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Hi Jerry
Up here near Ottawa,Canada it gets pretty humid too,not as bad as l
Louisiana I'm sure but sticky, I use a lacquer thinner to degreasethen a product called Topcoat by Bostick, two coats of that and the sawtable is protected for quite a while and the bonus part is it's very slippery and wood slides beautifully,I've used T9 but found it sticks somewhat.
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you can find it at sears store now or on line ? go here and read about it. I use it on all my bed's and no rust. I live in so. florida the link Boeshield T-9® | Corrosion Protection and Waterproof Lubrication

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Hi Warren, I did not describe my problem as well as I should have. My problem is such that I live on a farm with lots of blowing dust and dirt that gets on everything. The table top needs to be cleaned throughly before anything is added to it to such as wax. I'm looking for a cleaning agent first before adding the preventive product, any more ideas?

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Jerry; I agree with Dan's review (other Dan ) re 'Bostick Topcoat'. I just wipe mine down with mineral spirits on a rag, then follow the 'Topcoat' instructions. I really like the stuff! The dampened rag picks up everything as it can't stick to the Topcoat.
Maybe use the ShopVac first, if there's piles of grit?
Completely different tack, but if you bring filtered air into the shop, you'll pressurize it helping prevent the dust from entering in the first place, assuming that you can't see daylight through the walls...
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