OPG3, feel blessed that you have the opportunity to rummage through your late fathers belongings...all those items were probably last touched by him and hold a part of him...btw, sorry for his passing.
As for "CLR", CALCIUM, LIME, RUST, yes, the stuff works great. I used it to clean all the internal parts of a Wagner airless sprayer that had sat for over 15 years. Its parts were coated with rust and paint mixture and when i soaked them in a high concentrate of around 80% CLR to water it removed all the impurities to bare metal. I think I left them in the solution for about a week.
Mike, thanks for the wax tip. As for the sleds, last Dec I built a sled on my little skil saw and last night I completed a mortise sled also for the skilsaw. I really dislike that tool, so I look forward when this tank is operational. I'm actually going to build the supersled that's featured on eaglelake woodworking.
Hilbilly, yes, this saw is bulletproof...I've only gotten into woodworking in the past 6 months but I was in construction most of my life. I've seen the name craftsman referred to as "Crapsman", but if this is how crap is built, then give me more. I cleaned up the fence last night and reassembled the micro adjustment mechanism with a spring from a salvaged printer and it works fine. The fence grips very tight and has zero diflection...I'm in no hurry to build or buy a new fence.
Another thing I admire about this saw...look at the wording above the MFG DATE on the label.
MADE IN USA...not some crap built overseas and mostly made of plastic.
Built in 1970 when this country hadn't sold its manufacturing soul to China.