Paste wax your stationary power tool tables to prevent rust and keep the wood sliding smoothly. The only consideration is that wax may transfer to the wood surface. If you are finishing the wood surface with a stain or paint, you will have to carefully prepare the surface. In instances like that, I have a laminate panel I place over the tablesaw and some other stationary power tools to provide a smooth surface that is wax-free.
I also use it on some of my wooden projects to provide a smooth surface as a final finish on top of paint or stain. And I even use it on our cork laminate flooring annually.