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    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?

  • #2
    oil cans

    I use these,



    http://www.reilang.com/reilang-indus..._%20pumps.html


    I also use a blue point crimped bottom type.



    Lee
    I no longer own tools I had.

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    • #3
      Hf........

      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/...bCategoryName=
      "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."~ Thomas Jefferson

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      • #4
        What kind of oil can do you use for the small ball bearing type oil conectors everything I try leaks like heck.Alistair
        Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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        • #5
          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'?
          "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."~ Thomas Jefferson

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          • #6
            Stupid QUESTION #2, Oil for lubing the lathe or cutting oil?

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            • #7
              lubricating with 20 wt hydraulic oil and applying way oil.

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

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              • #8
                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/cta...temnumber=4181
                "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."~ Thomas Jefferson

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                • #9
                  spring oilers

                  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

                  this is the closest i can find

                  http://www.toolmix.com/browse/produc...s52r=FROOGLEUK

                  Lee.
                  I no longer own tools I had.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by smiller6912
                    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/cta...temnumber=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...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lew Hartswick
                      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.
                      "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."~ Thomas Jefferson

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