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Odds are that your chainsaw cuts aren't going to be super smooth, so you'll end up sizing them with other tools. I cannot imagine that a bit of oil would cause any issue for a planer or jointer knife. On the face grain, the planing/jointing would likely remove any oily bits, and cutting the pieces to length (circular, miter, table or hand saw) would likely ...


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Maybe try automotive/marine aluminum polish like used on aluminum wheels and so forth. Or, maybe something like this Aluminum Cleaner/Brightener/Restorer which seems to be a non-abrasive approach. Caveat: I have no first-hand experience using these products on miter saw tables (I'm good with it as it is) but have used the polishing compound on wheels over ...


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