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Lock the band saw's knob in the off position, and unplug the machine. Use a blower attached to an air compressor to blow sawdust and other debris from the band saw.
To remove rust from the band-saw table, dip a piece of steel wool into liquid rust remover, and rub the steel wool on the top of the table. Use a clean cloth to rid the table of dirt and carbon dust. Never use solvents, which can damage the machine.
Apply a coat of car wax to the table with a clean cloth. Remove the blade from the band saw, wearing gloves to protect your hands. Clean the blade with liquid rust remover applied to steel wool or a wire brush.