Follow us on Pinterest
Welcome, Guest! Log In  |  Join Now

Grime-stoppers, rid your tablesaw of dust

Pages in this Story:
Apply lube -- but do it right
Dusty gears
Enlarge Image
You don't need to remove dust from
all the cast-iron elements. Instead,
focus on cleaning the moving parts,
such as these gears.
Spraying gear parts
Enlarge Image
While spraying the cleaned parts
with a lubricant, turn the handwheels
through a full range of motion to
distribute the coating.

Apply lube -- but do it right

Once you've blown and brushed clean all the internal components, lubricating them with more grease will only attract gunk-building dust again. Instead, coat them (above photo) with a penetrating, self-drying lubricant such as ProGold's PG2000. (See Source below.) This product soaks into the pores of the steel and cast iron to provide the much-needed lubrication without attracting dust. Squirt some onto the cleaned parts, and then turn the handwheels to spread the lube evenly. Have a rag handy to wipe up any excess lubricant. Wait for the PG2000 to dry before cutting wood again. Make sawdust while it's wet and you'll just create the problem again. You might need two or three applications for best results.

ProGold PG2000: product #147403, 16 oz., Woodcraft Supply, 800-225-1153 or


Comments (5)
Jim DiRenzo wrote:

My saw is a vintage cast iron Craftsman built in 1935 by a company in Ohio. In addition to having the dust gum up my threaded rods , my motor is a giant and its weight alone makes adjustment difficult. As soon as the weather warms I will wheel it out of my garage blow it out and give it a good lube.

2/18/2016 06:32:25 PM Report Abuse
rbtpartsman wrote:

brisellarsgoog, I looked it up (PG2000)at Woodcraft, and it cost $10.50 for 16 ounces in a spray bottle. They provide the link to Woodcraft at the end of the article, then just search for PG2000.

2/18/2016 11:14:42 AM Report Abuse
bmayfield0011 wrote:

OH BOY! I made the mistake of blowing out my table saw IN the shop (garage)! Dust all over the place! Looked like a sandstorm! Took forever to clean it up! The next time I did that, I rolled it into the middle of the driveway, far away from the garage.

2/18/2016 10:56:55 AM Report Abuse
brisellarsgoog wrote:

tell me the price please

10/30/2015 12:03:08 PM Report Abuse
lescott526 wrote:

I`ve fought this for years & this is about the only way that works

2/12/2015 10:46:59 AM Report Abuse

Add your comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Register | Log In

Please confirm your comment by answering the question below and clicking "Submit Comment."


Connect With Us
  • Recent Posts
  • Top Posts
See More >