Hello all, over the weekend I hit the jackpot and got a Jet JTAS 10, drill press, small band saw, Jet mortiser, and some clamps for dirt cheap at an estate sale, quite the find for me since I am outfitting my new shop. Can't really call it a woodworking shop as I'm too much of a novice to call it that.
I am currently working on cleaning the rust off the cast iron top on the table saw. How aggressive do you get on the rust? What I mean is I have the surface where it is nice and smooth but there is still some areas of rust that can be seen when looking at the top. I have used steel wool, abrasive dish cleaning pads and penetrating oil. It seems as though to get more off I am going to need something heavy duty, I am afraid to use anything mechanical to take the rust off. What should be my next step?
Use "wet" sand paper? Bite the bullet and use an orbital sander with fine grit paper? Live with the rust since the top is smooth and you can't feel the rust only see it? I'll try and post pictures later but won't be back in the shop until tomorrow.
This is one of those operations I much prefer to use a hand held router rather than a table. Clockwise 2 depth passes....zippidy-doo-da.
Then again, I usually avoid this altogether and do this with a dado stack before I miter or glue up.