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IdahoJim
09-23-2010, 10:48 PM
My Barker mill had, at some point, a one-shot oiler on it. The oiler was gone when I took possession, but I made an adapter to install a grease zerk. My question: is there a specific type of grease gun for oil, rather than grease?
Thanks,
Jim

metalmagpie
09-23-2010, 10:53 PM
Have a look at this:
http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/oilgun/gunconvert.html

KiddZimaHater
09-23-2010, 10:53 PM
I use the cheap, pistol-grip style grease gun for oil. It works fine.
I just fill up the cylinder with way oil, then invert it while squirting oil in the zerks.

RobbieKnobbie
09-23-2010, 11:01 PM
Could you put oil cups on it instead?McMaster Oil Cup Catalog Page (http://www.mcmaster.com/#oil-cups/=8z9s5f)

IdahoJim
09-23-2010, 11:14 PM
Many thanks, guys...just what I needed.
Robbie: the plumbing for the one-shot oiler is below the ways. The cups would have to be mounted several inches above the ways in order to get gravity flow to the ways.
Jim