Just received my new table saw (and disc sander) from Byrnes Model Machines. In the rush to get started, because I needed to trim down a piece of 3/4 inch birch while installing a new dishwasher (regular tools were still unpacked from recent move), I had either dust or some abrasive between the table and the new miter gauge. It seemed like it was scratching the new tabletop, much to my chagrin. I had coated the table with paraffin oil before I started but it didn't seem to help.
I went out and bought some automotive paste wax (Turtle Wax Ice), as recommended in the directions that came with the saw. That helped but still appeared to be some galling, which happens when similar metals are used together. Decided to buff the back of the miter gauge. That helped a lot. I used the leather stropping wheel on my Tormac grinder. It would probably be better to use a felt or cotton buffing wheel, such as one that can fit onto a portable electric drill and save any leather strop you might have for your edge tools. Please see photos.
The gauge on the right, in case you hadn't guessed, is the one that was buffed. The one on the left in same photo, is as it came from Byrnes and hadn't been buffed yet. Except for this glitch, I am quite pleased with these machines so far.
Edited by Nick R, 07 March 2016 - 06:14 PM.