Paste Wax on a Table Saw

Paste Wax on a Table Saw

This table saw tip will help prevent your table saw top from rusting. It will also help your stock slide easier across the top by applying Johnson’s Paste Wax. I use this on my table saw to help everything glide smooth on the top and prevent rusting. You can also use steel wool and mineral spirits to remove rust from your table saw before applying the paste wax to the saw. Applying paste wax to the saw is a great way to maintain the finish and useability of your saw for years to come.

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17 Comments

  1. C Porter on May 11, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Hey Matt, I have the same table saw and love it as well. Have you thought about an outfeed table and found any online for purchase? I’m looking for one before I think about having to build one.

  2. BenJohnsonDotNet on May 11, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    "Slick as owl snot" ?? Hahahaha, that’s a new one for me 😁

  3. Ozzstar's Cars on May 11, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I have a few tips on how to keep your table saw from wobbling.

  4. Chad Cox on May 11, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    How often do you find yourself having to reapply the wax?

  5. tice sine on May 11, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Wow mine dosent slide that well , then again mine is a portable and aluminum i think

  6. Bellscustomwoodworking on May 11, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    I have a older craftsman 113 table saw. Wax is a life saver on it.

  7. Carl Baltes on May 11, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Picked me up some of that Johnson’s today. Hope you’re doing well.

  8. mannie_made_it on May 11, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    I have a question, I just bought a craftsman table saw used not new and wondering if you can tell me what is a good blade to rip boards with?any bell is appreciated, thanks

  9. Paul Mood on May 11, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Gang!!!!! Matt and Amy are awesome. Spread the word to have friends subscribe to the channel, and “like” his vids!!!

  10. Chopper on May 11, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    The fact that you didn’t bother to clean the sawdust off of your table saw beforehand, tells me everything I need to know about you and the work that you do.
    Take pride in what you do boy !

  11. 731 Woodworks on May 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm
  12. James Shores on May 11, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Awesome tip Matt, thanks for the video!

  13. 814 Projects on May 11, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    This guy looks a lot like Donald Cowboy Cerrone!

  14. Irvin Wittmeier on May 11, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    !;-)

  15. Jesika Glenn on May 11, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Working with pine often, I’ve noticed a bit of sap buildup on my table saw surface. Any reccs for cleaning solvents or scraping before waxing?

  16. Jeff Englishsetter on May 11, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Great work simple and to the point.
    Another tip, if you use a saw sled, paste wax the bottom of that and the runners. It will make owl snot seem sticky.

    The big benefit of the paste wax is it doesn’t have chemicals to stain the wood. Car wax will produce the same slick and protective surface, but contains staining chemicals that will react with tannic acid in many wood types.

  17. CreatedWorkshop on May 11, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Always awesome when I Google something, like "how to paste was a cast iron table saw", and your video is the first result Matt!

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