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Wax for Table-Saw Tops

Jun 30, 2016 | Expert's Corner | 0 comments

If you want to make the tabletops on your stationary machinery (table saw, band saw, jointer, etc.) slicker so boards slide easier, use paste wax, not furniture polish. And choose a paste wax sold for furniture or floors rather than for cars.

The reasons for both instructions are the same. Many furniture polishes and paste waxes for cars contain silicone, which could transfer to the wood and cause finishing problems—specifically fish eye (cratering).

Furniture or floor paste waxes shouldn’t cause any finishing problems as long as you buff them out well on the tabletops.