Thread: Revive a Rusty Mitre Saw
13th May 2008, 08:41 PM #1
Revive a Rusty Mitre Saw
I've been cleaning up my shed, and found my underused trusty old mitre saw. Still works well and is very handy.
Howevever, the coast lifestyle it lives, leads it to rust.
Is there any chance I can revive it?
wet&dry and sand it back with some light oil?
Or is it all over for that blade...
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13th May 2008, 10:29 PM #2
Doen't look too bad to me, go for wet&dry and I would use wd40
14th May 2008, 12:39 AM #3
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Rather than wd40, I would use lanolin or camelia oil (you can get the latter from some supermarkets in the health/organic food section much cheaper than from woodies suppliers) or some Trad Wax from Ubeaut - wd40 I find leaves a residue that marks timber. Nothing serious and if you've got it and not the others, much better than nothingCheers
If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly
14th May 2008, 05:29 AM #4
First of all, do you really use that saw installed that way? Or have you set the blade as pulling action?
I have very much similar kind of aluminium box miter saw, probably coming from the very same factory . Another one I own is a Nobex 202 (pic below). Both work very well for cutting smaller diameter wood.
A new blade would make better in your saw, though. There is saw blades sharpened with japanese style available for such saws, but before buying one you should check out the lenght of the blade.
As a sawlube I use fluoropolymer ski wax, in a felt pen type of dispenser (It is available
in Australia as well, your cross-country skiing team uses that stuff ) . I apply it on the sliding tube rail and for the blade, too. Just a quick wipe makes sawing much easier sometimes. Does not much bother gluing either.
14th May 2008, 01:59 PM #5
Thanks for the tips. I'll have a crack at it on the weekend.
I have to laugh about the saw set up. I usually store it with the blade off and laying flat on the base. (Which also means one side is much worse.) I just pop it in on quick for the pic and didn't pay any attention to which way it was pointing.
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