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  • Which Wax to use?

    I realize that it is necessary to wax the top of the cast iron top of the TS 2424 to keep it protected and reduce friction, but I can not decide on a wax. Someone (can't remember who) suggested using kerosene for cleaning because it contains paraffin wax. Any suggestions on a silicone-free wax to use for protection? Johnson's Paste Wax or a Carnauba auto wax? Thanks in advance for the advice!!

  • #2
    Johnson's is fine. Minwax is easier to find some places.

    Car wax is OK if, as you said, it contains no silicones. The only way to find out if it does not contain silicones is to call the manufacturer and ask. There is no disclosure requirement on the packaging.



    • #3
      I use Butcher's Bolwing Alley Wax. I think its a little easier to apply and buff than the Minwax. I have used Minwax in the past and it works fine...Butcher's is just my preference.
      - Tim


      • #4
        I use minwax and it works fine. Like everyone is saying, basically use what you can find as long as it does not contain silicones. Dave


        • #5
          I waxed my Table saw with Eagle One Carnauba Cleaner Wax Paste. I applied many applications. It worked very well. The product went on very easy and after drying a few minutes came off the same. I think I ended up with about seven applications and after much use it is still working very well. A can of this will last you forever... Here is a link if you have any other questions:

          This is my $0.02's... Happy and safe table sawing...
          Regards,<br /><br />Big Johnson<br /><br />Pictures: <a href=\" gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php\" target=\"_blank\"> gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php</a>


          • #6
            Thanks for the suggestions guys. I really appreciate all of them. Johnson's paste wax was the easiest to I waxed my table top and rails today. It really makes a difference.

            Thanks again.