Last Modified on Jan 22, 2021
On the internet, you don’t find a complete guide about how to lubricate a table saw.
First, let me tell you, a table saw is a woodcutter machine and the most lovable item for workshop workers. It is heavy, valuable, dangerous, and also an expensive item.
So proper maintenance is very much important to keep this woodcutter machine work efficient. For that cleaning, oiling and lubrication are some best processes to follow.
But how should you do this, for that you need the right lubricant, brush, and sandpaper to rub or scrape them to remove dust, stain, rust, and other grimes.
Although, the blade, motor or gear, and saw top are the essential parts which you need to lubricate. So here we discuss all of their lubrication processes on this how-to lubricate a table saw guide. So without wasting your time, let’s get started.
Continued use of a table saw ends with dust, messy, rust, and spots that could damage your table saw top surface if you don’t clean or lubricate them. So follow the below process to lubricate and maintain both saw top surface and fence.
This way, the wood can glide on the table saw surface when you are doing cutting work. If your saw top has little rust, don’t use such aggressive sandpaper or wire brush to clean.
And try to do this lubricate process once in 2-3 months to lubricate the table saw.
The blade is an important part of your table saw machine for cutting the woods. So you need to clean and lubricate it to keep the workability for a long time. So there are different cleaning and lubrication processes for blades but what we appreciate most is below.
Please don’t use any aggressive stainless steel brush for rubbing; otherwise, your blade teeth would be damaged and loosen its sharpness.
How Many times should you lube the blades? It depends on how much pressure you give to push the woods through the blade.
If after 2-4 time cleaning and lubrication, the blades still sound annoying then it should go for sharpening.
Blades are sharp, so don’t forget to wear gloves or use a tray that has a central whole.
Gear or motor is also an important part of your table saw machine; this part helps the blade rotate smoothly and cut the woods. Not regularly, but within a few months, you need to clean, oiling or lubricate the gears to maintain their workability.
Try to lubricate the gear once every two to three months.
For oiling the gear, you can use regular gear oil or heavy gear oil depending on the dark strain.
Before lubrication, try to bring your user manual to understand your machine needs.
Proper oiling and lubrication help reduce sound by more than 50% while cutting the woods in your shop.
According to experts, DynaGlide Plus is the best lubricant for woodworking machines, tools, and metal surfaces also. This lubricant contains self-levelling and self-cleaning components to remove rust and also protect the metals from other grimes. And it is a dry lubricant that needs to spray on lightweight items.
Lubricants come in different types which we discuss below. According to our research, white lithium grease is the best lubricant for wood because this lubricant contains zinc-oxide that helps smooth movement and seizes the surface and protects the components from rust and strain.
WD40 refers to water displacing40, which is not truly a lubricant. It is a dry lubricant that helps to reduce rust and other grime from the surface.
Lubricants are basically divided into two main categories dry and wet. Dry lubricants help to reduce rust but don't prevent it.
They are also very good to use in dusty environments because they are specially designed to use on lightweight applications. But wet lubricants like paste wax are excellent to remove rust and create a layer to avoid rust. So before buying any lubricants, check these details to understand the real benefits.
So these are some best ways on how to lubricant a table saw. Blades, gear, and top surface are the main three parts of your table saw
which you need to clean, oiling, and lubricate to boost your machine's work efficiency. When it comes to lubrication, keep in mind always
check the type and main ingredients of it to better the process.
Dry lubricant is best for smoothing the components, and wet lubricants are good to prevent rust. Moreover, it's also a good idea to bring your user manual guide when you lubricate the table saw.
It will help you to understand better, which is suitable for your machine. Last but not least, follow these step by step guides to make your woodcutter machine more efficient and durable.