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riceone
06-17-2012, 06:11 PM
Where can I buy the little spring loaded ball "zerts" that you press the ball down to force oil into what ever. I have a lathe with several that will not take oil. Thanks.

riceone

ammcoman2
06-17-2012, 06:37 PM
Years ago (when they still shipped to Canada) I got a pack of 10 Gits oilers from McMaster-Carr. I seem to remember that the price was very reasonable.

Geoff

Bill Pace
06-17-2012, 06:52 PM
Yes, McMaster Carr has them and 2-3 other types - the little ball oilers are something like a $1.50 or so... They arent listed as Gits tho, I think its something like 'cup oilers'??

Al Messer
06-17-2012, 08:32 PM
You can buy them direct from GITS but they have a minimum order.

dfw5914
06-17-2012, 08:46 PM
http://www.mcmaster.com/#oil-cups/=i0u88y

justanengineer
06-17-2012, 08:47 PM
I believe the OP means oil zerks, not the flip top Gits oil cups. In the case of zerks, they can be bought at any auto parts store.

CCWKen
06-17-2012, 09:00 PM
I had something all together different in mind. I thought the OP was talking about the plug type. They're flush to the surface, or nearly.

Please be more specific.

sasquatch
06-17-2012, 09:03 PM
I thought the same as Ken,, think we need clarification exactly what is needed .

firbikrhd1
06-17-2012, 09:43 PM
In the past I have been able to purchase both ball oilers and oil cups from MSC. http://www1.mscdirect.com/eCommerce/NavigationServlet/Lubricants-Coolants-Fluids/Lubricants-Lubrication-Equipment/Lubrication-Equipment/Oilers-Oil-Cups-Oil-Reservoirs/Oil-Cups-Oil-Hole-Covers-Oil-Cup-Fittings-Accessories/_/N-77f17?cm_re=Category-_-BodyLink-_-Oil+Cups%2c+Oil-Hole+Covers%2c+Oil+Cup+Fittings+%26+Accessories They were available in any number you wanted to order. Enco has some as well. http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?PMPAGE=832&PARTPG=INLMK3&PMITEM=891-4786

rode2rouen
06-17-2012, 11:22 PM
I understood him to mean the "drive in" style shown on the upper right of the page here:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#oil-cups/=i0w84z



Rex

flylo
06-17-2012, 11:33 PM
I believe the OP means oil zerks, not the flip top Gits oil cups. In the case of zerks, they can be bought at any auto parts store.

This is also what I thought he wanted.

demerrill
06-17-2012, 11:43 PM
Or is this the solution the OP is needing - modifying the tip of his oil can rather than replacing the ball-type oil hole covers. Example solutions in the following links:

http://www.wentztech.com/metalworking/projects/convert-a-cheap-oil-can-to-use-with-machine-ball-oilers/

http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=81800&sid=4c1d9dd005821c50d7921391c5ddd0ca&start=12

David Merrill

Willy
06-18-2012, 12:44 AM
Where can I buy the little spring loaded ball "zerts" that you press the ball down to force oil into what ever. I have a lathe with several that will not take oil. Thanks.

riceone

I can't see why all of the confusion as to the type of ball oiler the OP needs.
This is my take on it.
The Gits ball oiler as mentioned already by some, available in both Imperial and Metric sizes from most industrial supply houses.
http://www.gitsmfg.com/gits-oil-hole-covers-style-gb.htm

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j31/250willy/226d9bba.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j31/250willy/83a91c30.jpg

Fasttrack
06-18-2012, 02:44 AM
Ditto what Willy said ... why the confusion?


http://www.mcmaster.com/#oil-cups/=i0ytvs

mikerolly
06-18-2012, 05:47 AM
Hmm, I have been into this metalwork hobby for less than a year and I understood exactly what the OP was referring to.

I may not be a machinist, engineer or have years of experience in the manual trades. I did spend many years in the Royal Australian Regiment (Infantry) and discharged as a Company Sergent Major (CSM) WO 2.

Now, I lasted about 2 weeks on PM, my kind is not wanted there; that is, the Home Shop bloke. I have found this forum and have been given excellent advice and read many useful posts. This has been very helpful in furthering my current skills and knowledge.

I see some of the answers given to the OP as 'poodle-faking'. Playing 'dumb digger' in order to further their own sense of self importance. These examples are very rare on an otherwise informative bbs.

Yes, I have a low post count and I am far from being competent in this intriguing and rewarding hobby.

Good luck to the OP in ordering and installing his ball oilers/ Zerk's.


Mike

A.K. Boomer
06-18-2012, 07:10 AM
Right - not the "zirk" type fitting but the flush loaded ball that you use a taper oiler on,

as far as where to get them - who knows - there fun to make and guess who's got a lathe...:)

flylo
06-18-2012, 07:36 AM
Guess we won't know till he tells us what he wants?:confused:

flylo
06-18-2012, 08:16 AM
Mike,I must disagree on thr "poodle faking or dumb digger",terms I've never heard but I was never a (csm) wo 2. I think everyone was trying to help but has different ideas of what he wanted. This forum is filled with helpful people with incredable talent willing to share their knowledge & help when they can. JMHO :D



Hmm, I have been into this metalwork hobby for less than a year and I understood exactly what the OP was referring to.

I may not be a machinist, engineer or have years of experience in the manual trades. I did spend many years in the Royal Australian Regiment (Infantry) and discharged as a Company Sergent Major (CSM) WO 2.

Now, I lasted about 2 weeks on PM, my kind is not wanted there; that is, the Home Shop bloke. I have found this forum and have been given excellent advice and read many useful posts. This has been very helpful in furthering my current skills and knowledge.

I see some of the answers given to the OP as 'poodle-faking'. Playing 'dumb digger' in order to further their own sense of self importance. These examples are very rare on an otherwise informative bbs.

Yes, I have a low post count and I am far from being competent in this intriguing and rewarding hobby.

Good luck to the OP in ordering and installing his ball oilers/ Zerk's.


Mike

Highpower
06-18-2012, 08:20 AM
http://www.mcmaster.com/#oil-cups/=i0ytvs

"Easy-Fill Oil-Hole Covers"

dp
06-18-2012, 09:50 AM
As an aside regarding the OP's reason for wishing to replace his, I've found it necessary to put a slot on the oiler tip to allow the oil to get past the ball. At least on my oil can the pressure was too low to push the ball away from the orofice unless I pushed hard enough to create a gusher, so I used a triangle file to file a slot across the tip. Works fine now.

Mcgyver
06-18-2012, 03:02 PM
Ditto what Willy said ... why the confusion?


http://www.mcmaster.com/#oil-cups/=i0ytvs


just to add to the fray, there is another type found on my DSG and Elliot (so British) that is really nice. Its a ball recession in a partial hemisphere and threaded in to the body of the machine. What makes them nice is they are much more substantial than the pressed sheet metal ones and the hemisphere fits the cylindrical pump style guns...so you can really lean into it and develop a bit of pressure.

DSG still supplies them so someone is making them.