I’ve received a number of e-mails regarding the brand/type of wax I use for chain waxing and where I buy it. I should have covered this in greater detail in the original post. Here’s the deal.
I buy 4 lb. blocks of clear Yaley Premium Candle Wax from JoAnn’s. It usually runs around $15 depending upon what kind of sales they have going. I also buy 1 lb. blocks of natural Yaley 100% Beeswax. It normally runs around $11. For those who missed it in the OP, I cut the candle wax into 4 pieces (16 oz. each), and I cut the beeswax into 8 pieces (2 oz. each), then use one of each per batch for an 8-to-1 ratio.
The particular wax you use can make a significant difference in the results you’ll get. So far, Yaley Premium has worked the best for me. It flakes less than some of the other waxes I’ve used. The addition of pure beeswax in an 8-to-1 ratio as described above reduces flaking even further while doing very little to compromise cleanliness.
These waxes can sometimes be purchased from Amazon at lower prices, but their availability from that source has been inconsistent.