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Bo'sun25/06/2020 14:55:41
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Afternoon All,

Press Button Oilers, or whatever you call those little ball bearing thingies found on many machine tools at lubrication points.

Is there a way to get them out without damaging something?

#Thanks

old mart25/06/2020 15:07:04
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Run the blade of a penknife round the hole and when the hole is big enough, the ball and spring will come out. Then screw in a tap of the right size to grip it enough to pull the rest out. Some have a larger flange which would allow a lever like an old sharpened screwdriver to be used to prise it out.

not done it yet25/06/2020 15:50:21
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So no, unless you can access the rear of the oiler and gently remove it with an exact sized drift.🙂

mechman4825/06/2020 16:30:03
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I have a similar problem with the cross slide oiler on my WM250 VF. I've tried to drill it out & use an easy out... not so easy out !... the spring came out & now I am left with the shell & a ball bearing in the hole, fortunately it is kept in place by a neat sized neodymium magnet that fits the hole so I can keep the sh1t out. Does any one have the diam. for these oilers as I have some on my eBay 'save for later' wish list but would rather make sure of the correct size before buying possibly the wrong size.

George.

Richard Marks25/06/2020 17:35:36
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6mm from ArcEuroTrade

Richard

old mart25/06/2020 20:46:01
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The Tom Senior light vertical has three sizes of these oilers on the same machine. I have loads of spares now The diameter is the same as the hole, but you need to know whether it is imperial, or metric, the clue usually lies in the machines origin.

Mick Henshall25/06/2020 21:23:34
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I changed mine on the ram ways on my boxford 8"shaper by screwing a self tapping screw into the oiler a pair of long nosed pliers under head of self tapper a pad other side of of the screw to act as a fulcum and levered screw up and oilers popped out, replaced with cup type oilers

Mick 🇫🇴

Mike London25/06/2020 22:16:18
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Without wishing to side track the thread.
Can any one recommend a decent oil gun to use with these push button oilers I have a Myford gun and a Harrison gun for respective lathes. They both leak like sieves and in use there is oil everywhere but you are never really sure how much has got past the ball to where it is needed.
Any body found an oil gun that appears to work satisfactorily?

Roderick Jenkins25/06/2020 22:37:54
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Mike,

The Press Parts gun works very well for Myford oiling

**LINK**

Stay well,

Rod

Henry Brown26/06/2020 07:39:39
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Posted by mechman48 on 25/06/2020 16:30:03:

I have a similar problem with the cross slide oiler on my WM250 VF. I've tried to drill it out & use an easy out... not so easy out !... the spring came out & now I am left with the shell & a ball bearing in the hole, fortunately it is kept in place by a neat sized neodymium magnet that fits the hole so I can keep the sh1t out. Does any one have the diam. for these oilers as I have some on my eBay 'save for later' wish list but would rather make sure of the correct size before buying possibly the wrong size.

George.

George, I had to replace one on my new Warco lathe the first time I tried to oil it! The spring had failed so the ball was just sitting in the bottom of the brass holder, I just fished mine out with a screwdriver. Warco have them, speak to Peter in the spares dept. I got a few for free but they can't be very expensive...

Mike London26/06/2020 08:49:31
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Rod

Thanks for link.

Mike

Bo'sun26/06/2020 10:24:18
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Posted by Mike London on 25/06/2020 22:16:18:

Without wishing to side track the thread.
Can any one recommend a decent oil gun to use with these push button oilers I have a Myford gun and a Harrison gun for respective lathes. They both leak like sieves and in use there is oil everywhere but you are never really sure how much has got past the ball to where it is needed.
Any body found an oil gun that appears to work satisfactorily?

Hi Mike,

Try the Reilang one from Macc Models. Not cheap, but appears very good so far. They do a plastic canned one, or a slightly more expensive one with an aluminium can.

DiogenesII26/06/2020 12:19:55
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I have a Faithfull lever-action can - the brass end on the Flexi pipe is about 2.5mm at the tip, and so is small enough to push the ball down and seal against the edges of the hole on the 2.7mm-ish ball oilers on a Warco Major.. all the oil goes "in" and past the ball.. The part no. is FAIOC500;

Faithfull 500ml Lever Type Oilcan

Very pleased with it, like every lever oilcan I've owned, the pump rod (maybe?) draws a bit up so it's always a bit greasy on the outside, but never wet enough to leave a ring.. ..I'd buy another..

Howard Lewis26/06/2020 15:49:50
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Coming in late, as usual.

In my experience, it bis not possible to remove and then re use ball oilers. Once removed, a new item has to be fitted. Arc Euro can supply, look at their website or Catalogue 11.

With regard to oil guns, my choice is the Reilang, unlike the Myford gun which put oil everywhere except where i wanted it, the Relaing does the job every time, with very few leaks, and small ones when it does.

Howard

fat fingers, again!

Edited By Howard Lewis on 26/06/2020 15:50:35

Bo'sun26/06/2020 16:37:17
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Agree with Howard. Thumbs up for the Reilang oil gun. Got mine from Macc Models.

mechman4827/06/2020 13:31:43
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Richard Marks; thanks for the info, will look see.

George.

Steve Neighbour27/06/2020 14:21:42
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I have a couple of these, no leaks so far wink

The 'nipple' end fits nicely in the bearing type oil points, although you do have to make sure its seated properly or oil sqirts out usually where you don't want it to !!

 

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Edited By Steve Neighbour on 27/06/2020 14:26:27

Edited By Steve Neighbour on 27/06/2020 14:33:31

old mart27/06/2020 17:08:18
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I bought a couple of the type posted by Steve Neighbour, and find them very good, especially with button oilers. They have good pressure. They have had semi synthetic 5W40 and slideway oil in them for nearly a year now and the plastic still seems oil proof. One has a bendy spout.

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