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Recovering from a rusted table saw top -- and protecting it in future

Is there any good way to recover from this? Or should I give up and order a replacement top? I doubt you'd need to order a replacement top, no matter how bad the rust seems to you compared to the ...
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Recovering from a rusted table saw top -- and protecting it in future

Hopefully the rust has not been developing for too long before discovery. A while ago I discovered some rust on my table top due to a cup of water carelessly left on the the top and knocked over by ...
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How do I fix rust spots on my table saw table?

I typically use Scotch Brite pads to knock off surface rust from cast iron surfaces, together with some light cleaner (or being lazy, WD-40). Very fine steel wool will work as well, and even fine grit ...
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How to treat tools immediately after de-rusting treatment (molasses)?

not so much information on what to do after the treatment. I think part of the reason for that is that it's simply not that critical. Just as with removing the rust in the first place there are ...
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How do I fix rust spots on my table saw table?

My preference for removing rust like this is to sand using rubber abrasive blocks, Garryflex. Klingspor make a similar product, Sandflex. They are like rust erasers! I start by local sanding of rust ...
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Table saw top treatment

I have just acquired a table saw and in the manufacturer's manual it suggests using talcam powder as an alternative to paste wax.... An alternative is to apply white talcum powder,rubbed in ...
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How to treat tools immediately after de-rusting treatment (molasses)?

After cleaning the parts and drying, a light coat of oil will prevent them from rusting. The application of phosphoric acid is to convert any remaining rust to a more stable compound.
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