Two of my bandsaws have the iron tables. Not certain if all bandsaw tables rust as quickly as mine, but JPW doesn’t really seem to last very long. I’ve thoroughly cleaned each, but it seems as if I turn around and rust comes back. One of the saws, I’ve started using a large thin sheet of HDPE and had previously tried attaching UHMW to thin MDF as a stable base, but I’d really prefer the iron table mainly because I have jigs that use the miter slot. Maybe it’s the materials I cut, but I’ve tried JPW and then eventually TopCote. Neither seems to last. The other night I saw a couple videos by someone who was talking about two products. One is called FluidFilm. It’s lanolin based so no concerns about a petroleum base screwing up the wood surface. I bought a spray can and will try it, however, he also had a video on Collinite 476s. It’s supposedly a very hard paste wax which hardened quickly and once hardened, was difficult to remove. At $20 a tin, I’m not certain I want to try it, and if a tin lasts as long as JPW, my nephew’s great grandchildren will still have some to use, but as in previous paths to find a good product, I bought the cheaper stuff only to finally end up paying the cost for something good, but wasting three times the money trying to save a buck😖🤬.
Does anyone here have any knowledge (first hand, second hand, or even wild ass speculation) about this Collinite product? I did find that they have a variety of waxes, but not much except the YouTube video has any productive info.
Thanks for any help.