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  • cliff52 commented on jimustanguitar's instructable De-Rust Your Old Table Saw10 months ago
    De-Rust Your Old Table Saw

    I recommend the following products:1. Evapo-Rust - Mild, powerful rust remover, easily discarded when used-up.2. Fluid Film - Lanolin-based spray protectant prevents rust even outdoors or in unheated garages.WD-40 is a water displacing product - if something gets wet, spray it on, wipe it off to remove the water. It will provide protection but for a relatively short time (hours to a couple of days) - there are better products that last longer and are more suited to casual use tools.

    1. Evapo-Rust - Mild, powerful rust remover, easily discarded when used-up.2. Fluid Film - Lanolin-based spray protectant.

    I recommend the following products:1. Evapo-Rust - Mild, powerful rust remover, easily discarded when used-up.2. Fluid Film - Lanolin-based spray protectant prevents rust even outdoors or in unheated garages.WD-40 is a water displacing product - if something gets wet, spray it on, wipe it off to replace the water on the steel or iron with a penetrating oil. It will provide protection but for a relatively short time (hours to a couple of days) - there are better products that last longer and are more suited to infrequent-use tools. WD-40 is an excellent penetrating oil for loosening corrosion or stuck parts. PB-Blaster has similar properties but protects longer in my experience than WD-40. I wouldn't use either to protect surfaces from rust over a lengthy time.Case in point - a mill/d...see more »I recommend the following products:1. Evapo-Rust - Mild, powerful rust remover, easily discarded when used-up.2. Fluid Film - Lanolin-based spray protectant prevents rust even outdoors or in unheated garages.WD-40 is a water displacing product - if something gets wet, spray it on, wipe it off to replace the water on the steel or iron with a penetrating oil. It will provide protection but for a relatively short time (hours to a couple of days) - there are better products that last longer and are more suited to infrequent-use tools. WD-40 is an excellent penetrating oil for loosening corrosion or stuck parts. PB-Blaster has similar properties but protects longer in my experience than WD-40. I wouldn't use either to protect surfaces from rust over a lengthy time.Case in point - a mill/drill in an unheated garage. I cleaned extensive surface rust using kerosene and steel wool (had not discovered Evapo-Rust at the time). I then applied PB Blaster as a preservative - this would have worked fine if I replaced the PB Blaster every few days or so. As it was, it rusted over in a little over a week. It's been a month since I cleaned it up a second time and put Fluid Film on it and it shows no signs of corrosion. That's my new go-to for this problem.

    I recommend the following products:1. Evapo-Rust - Mild, powerful rust remover, easily discarded when used-up.2. Fluid Film - Lanolin-based spray protectant prevents rust even outdoors or in unheated garages.Case in point - a mill/drill in an unheated garage. I cleaned extensive surface rust using kerosene and steel wool (had not discovered Evapo-Rust at the time). I then applied PB Blaster as a preservative - this would have worked fine if I replaced the PB Blaster every few days or so, I think. As it was, it rusted over in a little over a week. It's been a month since I cleaned it up a second time and put Fluid Film on it and it shows no signs of corrosion. That's my new go-to for this problem.For the record, my table saw is protected with Johnson's Wax (had not discovered the Fluid F...see more »I recommend the following products:1. Evapo-Rust - Mild, powerful rust remover, easily discarded when used-up.2. Fluid Film - Lanolin-based spray protectant prevents rust even outdoors or in unheated garages.Case in point - a mill/drill in an unheated garage. I cleaned extensive surface rust using kerosene and steel wool (had not discovered Evapo-Rust at the time). I then applied PB Blaster as a preservative - this would have worked fine if I replaced the PB Blaster every few days or so, I think. As it was, it rusted over in a little over a week. It's been a month since I cleaned it up a second time and put Fluid Film on it and it shows no signs of corrosion. That's my new go-to for this problem.For the record, my table saw is protected with Johnson's Wax (had not discovered the Fluid Film at the time). I note the Fluid Film contains no silicones but I have no idea if it will interfere with wood finishes.

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