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  • TS2424 Table Top Wax

    I just finished assembling my new TS2424 saw and I am very impressed on how e-z it went together.
    My question is, should I wax the table top to prevent rust and should I wax the rails to
    keep the fence siding nicely?
    If yes, that kind of wax should I be using?

  • #2
    I just posted this from another page so I copied and pasted it for your question too.
    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:

    As far as waxing the fence guides, I didn't wax mine yet... But may in the future. I would keep the wax away from the micro adjust if it were me thou.

    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>


    • #3
      Though I am just getting started, I have a close friend who is really into woodworking especially furniture. He suggested Butchers brand paste wax. Beware of Car Waxes! Some contain Silicon and other chemicals which prevent stain/finishes from adhering to the the wood. I use Butchers Brand "Bowling Alley" Clear Paste which seems to work well (about $5 at hardware store). Use mineral sprits to clean the table first. I don't think you need more than 1 or 2 coats however, use it often because normal use will wear the wax away.

      [ 01-06-2002: Message edited by: MarkR ]

      [ 01-06-2002: Message edited by: MarkR ]


      • #4

        I asked the same question on another section of the Ridgid site....I waxed my new 2424 with Johnson's paste wax (after removing the grime and machine oil). It really improves the effectiveness of the fence and wood just slides over it now. Of course the wax doesn't bond to anything on the surface, so you have to keep reapplying it.

        Enjoy the new saw...I enjoy mine!!!



        • #5
          For what it's worth, I put about 4 or 5 coats of wax on mine each time I do it. Doesn't seem to hurt it any [img]smile.gif[/img]