Removing Rust

A slick method makes a slick surface.

Here’s a power-tool method for removing rust from the top of your tablesaw. We’ll also show you how to coat the top’s surface to keep it slippery and free of future rust.


  1. My method more complicated will try this always had concern as to residual oil left on surface prior to waxing.

    Mark G. Lett, 2 years ago Reply

  2. I use 400 plus grit wet dry sand paper with WD40 to clean up all my cast iron table tops. I use all purpose pledge or auto wax,Liquad or past ,works very well

    Lou Pollizotto, 2 years ago Reply

  3. Great, I am always looking for different ways to protect my equipment. Thank you so much. Keep up the great job. How long will this procedure last before rust shows its ugly head?

    ANDY VANDEGRIFF, 2 years ago Reply

  4. Are the wax/WD40 type materials likely to cause some blotching problems later when it is time to finish the wood? I would be worried that those oils and waxes would cause the stains, varnishes etc. to not stick very well.

    Thomas, 2 years ago Reply

  5. Miter-saw, table saw, drill press tables are just a few pieces of equipment, along with W-D and 300 grit sandpaper with Johnsons Paste wax. A good idea in the cardboard tho. Must try—–

    Mike Malley, 2 years ago Reply

  6. I’m interested in why you use WD-40
    (a water based substance)
    to deal with rust
    (a water induced corrosion)
    instead of something like
    an oil based misting oil.

    Jim Aspin, 11 months ago Reply

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