My Craftsman Table Saw
Stop loss on cast iron top and wings
- clean and protect cast iron
- move into garage
Rough stand with wheels
(Amazon) Steelex D2610 4-Inch 275-Pound Swivel Double Lock Polyurethane Plate Caster
Rockler - 4” Heavy-Duty Polyurethane Casters-Optional Sizes
Lee Valley - $14.10 - Swivel Caster w/Brake, 3” x 4” (100kg)
Lee Valley Heavy-Duty Polyurethane Casters
Add to cart ### New link belt and combination blade
Rust maintenance for cast iron
This might be over kill, but an attempt at a to do punch list.
Top and bottom. Dry wipe with steel wool and cloth first.
Top and bottom. Dry wipe with steel wool and cloth and mineral spirits or Simple Green Pro HD
Top and bottom. Scrub with Naval Jelly and Scotch Brite pads.
Top and bottom. Thorough rinse, wipe and dry after naval jelly.
Top and bottom. Immediate scrub with lubricant/solvent such as wd40 and scotch brite
Top. Abrasion with Boeshield Rust Free.
Top. Boeshield T-9
Top. Paste wax.
Bottom. Spray paint with white amteco zerorust or rustoleum or Krylon rust tough.
wings. Adapt procedure.
wings. Boeshield T-9
wings. Paste wax.
Keep cast iron covered with moving blanket. Consider an HTC tool saver machine cover tarp.
knotscott - I’ve rehabbed a few old Emerson made Cman saws. For average surface rust/patina of an older saw I just go at it with mineral spirits or WD40 and 180 grit sandpaper on my ROS, followed by finer grit, Boeshield T-9, then paste wax. For heavier rust I use start with some form of priopionic acid (Boeshield, Krud Kutter, etc.). Scotchbrite pad works well for a newer saws with minor spots.
video John Heisz - Rebuilt Table Saw
Make some sawdust!
My survey says use this post by Marc J. Spagnuolo as a guide. From Rush’s get 220 and 2 grits of wet/dry abrasive papaer and a tube of graphite. From Harbor Freight get a Random Orbital palm sander. From Home Depot get an aluminum sanding block and PB blaster and/or wd40.
- steel wool
- ROS sander
- sanding block
page thewoodwhisperer.com - Looks Like I’m Rusty!
The first step in fixing it is abrasion. I like to use naptha, mineral spirits, or WD-40 as a lubricant and either steel wool or 1000/2000 grit sandpaper as the abrasive. A couple minutes of light sanding and the rust comes right up. I then wipe away the rust/metal sludge and apply a light coat of Renaissance Wax. I still don’t have all of my stuff over to the new shop yet so I didn’t do my usual protective mix, which is T9 Boeshield followed by the wax.
- Steel wool
- wet/dry abrasive paper
- scotch brite pad
- sanding block
- Boeshield Rust Free
- Boeshield T-9
- Paste wax (mothers carauba or johnsons)
- Random Orbital sander
- Bostik GlideCote (not now, more expensive than paste wax)
Clean and condition saw top and both wings.
youtube Ronald Walters - Cleaning Cast Iron Machine Table Tops
Lumberjocks thread Tips on protecting my table saw from rust
NelsonStudios - Table Saw Rebuild: Clean, Paint & Lube
A Concord Carpenter - How To Remove Rust From Woodworking Machines
youtube Reaganite71 - Resurfacing A Rusty Saw Table To Like New Condition
youtube Brad Clark - How to Resurface a Very Rusty Tablesaw
youtube WoodWorkers Guild Of America - Cleaning a Rusty Table
youtube herkojh Saw Maintenance
Make sure to get the right size.
amazon HTC TS-9036 Tool Saver Machine Cover Small 27-Inch x 36-Inch
Harbor Freight green link belt
- $51 Freud LU83R010 10-Inch 50 Tooth ATB Thin Kerf Combination
- $84 Freud SD206 6-Inch Dado
Zero Clearance Insert
- For Freud LU83R010 10-Inch 50 Tooth ATB Thin Kerf Combination
Disassembly, clean up, lubrication
See NelsonStudios video series