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tony ennis
02-03-2008, 02:16 PM
Sorry for the plethora of basic questions lately, I'm down to the end stages of having my lathe ready.

What do you use for oil dispensers? Every traditional oiler I've seen has a crimped bottom. I don't want that as they are reputed to leak badly. As a weekend warrior I'm not squirting this stuff under pressure nor in great quantities. I just need something convenient and accurate.

What the dispenser of choice?

shadoof
02-03-2008, 02:30 PM
I use these,

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t20/shedfull_2007/oilcans.gif

http://www.reilang.com/reilang-industry/02_oilers_1_%20pumps.html


I also use a blue point crimped bottom type.



Lee

smiller6912
02-03-2008, 02:53 PM
I just scarfed up one of these last week 'cuz I liked the flexible end for gittin' into the tight spots.
Works pretty good so far. I think it was onl $3-4
http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/itemdisplay/displayItem.do?itemid=1113&CategoryName=&SubCategoryName=

Alistair Hosie
02-03-2008, 02:57 PM
What kind of oil can do you use for the small ball bearing type oil conectors everything I try leaks like heck.Alistair

smiller6912
02-03-2008, 03:05 PM
What seams to help me is: get a fine pointed tip as you can and file a small "V" across the tip (so the ball can't act like a ball valve) it will give the oil a way out. You still gotta' get them in straight and lean-into some of them to seal the tip into the hole.
What, ya don't wanna get oil on ya'? ;)

IOWOLF
02-03-2008, 03:08 PM
Stupid QUESTION #2, Oil for lubing the lathe or cutting oil?

tony ennis
02-03-2008, 03:18 PM
lubricating with 20 wt hydraulic oil and applying way oil.

I bought some acid/flux brushes for applying cutting fluid.

smiller6912
02-03-2008, 03:48 PM
I like these for general purpose oil and cutting fluid spreading, and for chip removal, + the wooden handles work great for clearing the "T" slots.
At 3 dozen for $5, you can share with your friends.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=4181

shadoof
02-03-2008, 04:05 PM
For the spring oilers I use the little bluepoint can trigger at the front, rigid spout,

found out by accident it did the oilers when I just pushed to get a seal and the end is shaped to fit :rolleyes:

this is the closest i can find

http://www.toolmix.com/browse/product.asp?pid=38973&s52cnc=FROOGLE-UK&s52r=FROOGLEUK

Lee.

Lew Hartswick
02-03-2008, 04:27 PM
I like these for general purpose oil and cutting fluid spreading, and for chip removal, + the wooden handles work great for clearing the "T" slots.
At 3 dozen for $5, you can share with your friends.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=4181
I would consider those way too large for cutting fluid. But they work
great for clening chips off the work and lathe. We have them on all
the lathes and mills at school.
For cutting fluid the "acid" brushes are good but the problem we
have at school is keeping the students from flooding the place with
oil so the narrow ones are what I prefer (about 1/4 or 3/8 inch).
...lew...

smiller6912
02-03-2008, 04:42 PM
I would consider those way too large for cutting fluid. But they work
great for clening chips off the work and lathe. We have them on all
the lathes and mills at school.
For cutting fluid the "acid" brushes are good but the problem we
have at school is keeping the students from flooding the place with
oil so the narrow ones are what I prefer (about 1/4 or 3/8 inch).
...lew...
You're right but, I usually just use one corner edgewise but these give me the flexibility to cover the bigger areas quicker when I need to, besides 1" ain't that huge and these old tired eyes can need big stuff to find. I also have a few of the 2" & 3" for general cleanup. And, I do like those wooden handles for clearing the "birds nests" out of the "T" slots.