Besides the fact that waxing your saw keeps it looking nice, there are three key reasons you should be regularly waxing your table saw:
To minimize oxidation
To minimize friction
To maintain max performance
Woodworking experts keep their table saw in excellent condition by regularly waxing and caring for their machinery.
Keep It Looking Sharp
Waxing your table saw keeps it looking sharp. What you walk into your work space and see a shining, clean, well-cared for area, you can take pride in your abilities of woodworking as well as maintenance. A freshly waxed saw is an invitation to put it to work.
Avoid Saw Dust Build Up
A waxed table saw is a clean(er) table saw. Wax on the surface of your saw helps to wick away saw dust and other debris. It will prevent pile ups of saw dust on the surface as well as the nooks and crannies of your machinery.
Metal tools, including table saws, are prone to oxidation in humid conditions. Regularly waxing your table saw gives it a protective coating and defense against humidity. This will save your table saw from rusting.
Clean Less Often
Pitch and resin from wood materials produces a sticky build up on table saws. This leads to increased friction. Waxing your table saw will reduce the buildup of these sticky substances and allow your wood to slide easily across the surface. You also won’t have to pull apart your table saw components as often to clean them.