The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

FARMA


Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Tally-I/O




Author Topic: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck  (Read 390 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline dustintheblood

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 309
  • Age: 47
  • Location: Eastern Ontario
  • Gender: Male
  • Home in the woods
    • Share Post
Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« on: December 03, 2019, 11:42:33 AM »
Hi all,

Just picked up a new helical planer and it's setup in a large building that isn't heated.   Does anyone have tips or tricks on how to keep the rust away, especially on the deck?
Case 75C, Case 1494, RangeRoad RR10T36, Igland 4001, Hardy 1400ST, WM LT40HD, WM Edger, ICS DH Kiln

Offline dirtmotor

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Age: 61
  • Location: NW Arkansas
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 12:04:30 PM »
Might sound crazy but I use lemon pledge on mine .
I just spray and wipe every time I finish using it .

Offline Old Greenhorn

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1942
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Catskill Mountains, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • An old coot, still learning.
    • Share Post
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 12:11:16 PM »
Always had this problem in my shop. I started cleaning the machines after use, the laying on a coat of WD-40. Just wipe it off before the next session. Never cover the machines with anything air/water tight. If you do cover them, keep it very loose and use cotton or canvas drop cloths. Covering can help keep the descending 'dew' from hitting the machined surfaces, but it needs to breath easily. 
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 450, 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) I mill for fun and my mental health. NYLT Certified.

I ain't the woodcutter, but I can cut wood 'til the woodcutter gets here.

Offline Woodpecker52

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 479
  • Location: Greenwood Ms.
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 12:52:58 PM »
car wax! made for steel and the outdoors!
Woodmizer LT-15, Ross Pony #1 planner, Ford 2600 tractor, Stihl chainsaws, Kubota rtv900 Kubota L3830F tractor

Offline A-z farmer

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 97
  • Location: CASTLETON N.Y.
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 01:00:38 PM »
I agree with woodpecker on the wax.
Woodmaster recommends furniture paste wax such as minwax .They say to rewax it for six weeks then as needed.I put it on my 725 bed even though it is covered up by poly because our workshop is only heated during the day .

Offline moodnacreek

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1417
  • Location: Orange County NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Sawin by the notches
    • Share Post
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 01:16:32 PM »
Motor oil/wax. If you do eastern red cedar don't use wd 40.

Offline luap

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
  • Location: western Upper Penninsula
  • Gender: Male
  • Not as good as I once was
    • Share Post
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 01:50:45 PM »
I agree with the paste wax. WD-40 has a solvent that is good for removing bug guts from your car and attracting fish to your lure and very short term lubricant but not a good metal protector.

Offline YellowHammer

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4413
  • Age: 54
  • Location: New Market, Alabama
  • Gender: Male
  • Take Steps to Save Steps
    • Share Post
    • Hobby Hardwood Alabama
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 01:53:54 PM »
I use Johnson paste wax or beeswax from Lowes.

The best way Ive found is to use a directional work light bulb and hang it over the planer, so that it lights the bed and keeps it slightly warmer than the surrounding area.  Then no water vapor will condense on it, and it will not rust.  
HobbyHardwoodAlabama.com

Offline dustintheblood

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 309
  • Age: 47
  • Location: Eastern Ontario
  • Gender: Male
  • Home in the woods
    • Share Post
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2019, 02:48:49 PM »
Definitely wax will be the way to go, but we're now down to daytimes of -15c (5f) and I'm pretty sure the wax won't adhere.

I'm leaning towards oil for the winter, and really like Yellowhammer's idea.

For sure it will be kept clean each and every time.
Case 75C, Case 1494, RangeRoad RR10T36, Igland 4001, Hardy 1400ST, WM LT40HD, WM Edger, ICS DH Kiln

Offline btulloh

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2480
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Midlothian, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • I never met an air conditioner I didn't like
    • Share Post
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 03:46:01 PM »
Balistol

Offline WDH

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 29306
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • Share Post
    • hamsleyhardwood.com
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2019, 08:21:09 AM »
I use this to keep the planer bed slick.  It helps to prevent rust, too. 

Shop Tools and Machinery at Grizzly.com
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5640SU, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.  hamsleyhardwood.com

Offline markdvsmo

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 15
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 08:25:58 AM »
I've had pretty good luck with Boeshield T-9.  Needs to be reapplied every few months, but it's a lot easier than messing with paste wax.

Offline YellowHammer

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4413
  • Age: 54
  • Location: New Market, Alabama
  • Gender: Male
  • Take Steps to Save Steps
    • Share Post
    • Hobby Hardwood Alabama
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 08:37:46 AM »
My stuff is out in an non climate controlled shed so it really sees temperature and humidity swings.  When the temps start changing and the humidity climbs and I see all the condensation forming on the cold metal everywhere else, the lights are on and the machinery is warm, dry dry and cozy.

At some times of the year, especially early spring, I use floodlights or sunlamps, the ones for keeping animals warm in place of incandescent bulbs.  They provide lots of light to work with, and it can be a cold, nasty humid morning and when I turn on the equipment, the belts, bearings, oil, everything is a nice warm temerpature and the machine lights right up with no squeeling or belt slips.  The deck is shiny and there is no wax residue.  

I do use wax, but Ive seen heavy condensation form on the machinery in just a few hours without the lights shining in it, especially in Spring.    



  
HobbyHardwoodAlabama.com

Offline btulloh

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2480
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Midlothian, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • I never met an air conditioner I didn't like
    • Share Post
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2019, 08:50:51 AM »
YH has a good plan with those lights.  I should start lights on my stuff to prevent the condensation.  Just requires a little more discipline on my part.

Markdvsmo mentioned Boeshield T-9 which is also a very good product and a good thing to have in the arsenal.  I have yet to determine whether the Boeshield or the Balistol is better, but they're both good and very similar.

Condensation is a constant battle for me.
HM126

Offline doc henderson

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2617
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Hutchinson, Ks
  • Gender: Male
  • Evil Prevails when Good Men Standby and Do Nothing
    • Share Post
Re: Preventing rust on planer infeed deck
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2019, 08:59:16 AM »
I have made thousands of engraved coasters, but people still sit cold aluminum cans on my table saw, as it is surrounded by stools to sit on.  after hours of course!   smiley_beertoast
timberking B 2000, 277c track loader, PJ 32 foot gooseneck, 1976 F700 state dump truck, JD 850 tractor.  2007 Chevy 3500HD dually, home built log splitter 18 horse 28 gpm with 5 inch cylinder and 32 inch split range with conveyor 12 volt tarp motor


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
log Splitter infeed table

Started by Maplekid on Firewood and Wood Heating

6 Replies
2651 Views
Last post February 11, 2012, 01:42:34 PM
by thecfarm
xx
Infeed bunks for logs

Started by jim blodgett on Sawmills and Milling

17 Replies
4691 Views
Last post December 09, 2007, 10:46:53 PM
by AusLJW
xx
Rust Reaper takes on NZ Sulphur Rust

Started by HSV on General Board

6 Replies
1596 Views
Last post November 06, 2006, 02:46:59 PM
by HSV
xx
infeed/outfeed table, height adjusting

Started by amberwood on Sawmills and Milling

7 Replies
1701 Views
Last post July 05, 2007, 08:57:37 AM
by amberwood
 


Powered by EzPortal