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GaryM17/07/2013 13:28:08
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Hi,

I realised some time ago that these are the oil can of choice for lots of our community but haven't got round to buying one because I couldn't decide on rigid or flexible spout. So, those of you that have one, which spout is the most useful for oiling machines. No doubt eventually I'll end up with more than one.

Gary

Jo17/07/2013 15:30:42
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Yes they are very nice and surprisingly the cheapest I have found them is from Reeves at the shows when then sell them VAT free.

Machine tools rule of thumb have been designed to be oiled by much more inferior oiling cans with rigid spouts. If you need to push the oil can tight against the oiling point on the machine to achieve oil pressure to push the ball bearing back out of the way then a flexible spount is probably not idea. But if you are looking to oil a model and having to wind your way through rods etc you might find the flexible spout an advantage.

Much more important is the choice of oil you are using.

Jo

steamdave17/07/2013 16:01:26
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I bought two 300ml ones off eBay Germany. Absolute bargain - 2 for less than the price of one new one in UK. Postage was reasonable, too. They were described as Used, but on inspection when I got them, there was no sign of any oil inside. Both have rigid spouts and I see no reason to change to the flexible type I do need to make an adapter to fit the oil nipples of my machine, though, to maximise their usefulness..

Dave
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GaryM17/07/2013 21:41:16
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Thanks for the replies Jo and Dave. Looks like the rigid spout might be the one to get. Useful to know that Reeves sell them VAT free at shows, quite a significant saving, but unfortunately they won't be at the Midlands show in October which is the next one I'm going to.

It is for the press-button oilers that I want one. I use Rock HLP32 hydraulic oil for the mill table top and lathe slideways but haven't actually oiled the table bearings yet (only had the mill six months). My existing cheapo oil can has engine oil in it which I didn't want to force into the button oilers.

Gary

C J11/10/2019 18:48:23
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img_9912.jpgI put some hypoy oil in mine and the seal has swollen out of it's groove and no longer seals!

Edited By C J on 11/10/2019 18:49:28

Brian O'Connor12/10/2019 09:00:28
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Gary,

Be aware that Reilang oilers come with one or two pumps and with aluminium or plastic bodies. On the double pump version the second pump comes into play wnen the oiler is held upside down.

Brian

KWIL12/10/2019 09:48:07
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I use more than one spec of oil so have many Reilang oilers including lock on fitting for hydraulic type nipple. Best kit around.

 

Edited By KWIL on 12/10/2019 09:48:39

Howard Lewis12/10/2019 12:34:55
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My Reilang has the rigid spout. It enables pressure to be applied so that the nozzle seals to the ball oilers, and minimises leakage.

Howard

ega13/10/2019 11:18:56
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Posted by KWIL on 12/10/2019 09:48:07:

I use more than one spec of oil so have many Reilang oilers including lock on fitting for hydraulic type nipple. Best kit around.

I have a Reilang with a flexible connector for hydraulic nipple which worked well until I managed to break the lever when trying to get oil into a stubborn nipple.

I would be interested to know the model of Reilang you are using for this purpose.

Norman Billingham13/10/2019 13:55:16
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Would one of these generate enough seal and pressure to lubricate a Myford lathe through those ball-seal oil nipples? If so, which model is best?

Vic13/10/2019 15:31:31
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Posted by Norman Billingham on 13/10/2019 13:55:16:

Would one of these generate enough seal and pressure to lubricate a Myford lathe through those ball-seal oil nipples? If so, which model is best?

I use one like this but you can get them even cheaper.

**LINK**

Vic13/10/2019 15:43:40
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Nice Castrol one! laugh

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IanT13/10/2019 16:24:39
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Posted by Vic on 13/10/2019 15:31:31:
Posted by Norman Billingham on 13/10/2019 13:55:16:

Would one of these generate enough seal and pressure to lubricate a Myford lathe through those ball-seal oil nipples? If so, which model is best?

I use one like this but you can get them even cheaper.

**LINK**

I have several of these type and although they work for filling oil 'pots', they also drip oil all over the place. So they have to be stood in small baking tins (that fill with oil over time - still better than all over my bench). I also have the Myford pump 'oiler', which wasn't cheap and which frankly is even more useless than the cheap ones - it leaks all over the place in use and it's very hard to understand how anyone thought this was a good way to actually oil a lathe...

I've been tempted by the Reilangs (having read positive reviews) but I have an old Enots oiler than I'm in the process of repairing and I hope that some good old fashioned UK engineering will solve the problem for me and also save some pennies...

IanT

Vic13/10/2019 18:24:41
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I had one that leaked years ago but the last one I bought is fine. Even so, I think I could put up with a small leak rather than pay ten times the price for a reilang. The reilang is not without its problems either, I read this a while back:

The only thing I didn't like about the Reilang is the rubber washer. It slips out as you tighten the top. It won't happen the first time when it's dry, only when it has some oil on it. I replaced it with a snug-fitting o-ring, and it's been perfect since”

You shouldn’t have to modify a £30+ Oil can.

Howard Lewis13/10/2019 20:23:34
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I suspect that what you save by buying a Myford oil gun, compared to a Reilang, is offset by the oil that the oil gun wastes in the course of use.

I have had my Reilang for many years, now, and have not had any problems with the O ring swelling, or slipping out, and that is with SAE 20/40 or 20/50 engine oil.

The only regret? That I didn't invest in one sooner!

Howard

IanT13/10/2019 23:14:10
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For what I paid for the Myford oiler at the time Howard - I could probably have had a Reilang instead - I very much doubt it was the cheaper option back then.

But hindsight is a wonderful thing - if only I could go back to that fateful day and give myself a bit of good advice (although it might not be anywhere near top of my list of things to tell myself)

Regards,

IanT

thaiguzzi14/10/2019 07:00:54
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Posted by Vic on 13/10/2019 15:31:31:
Posted by Norman Billingham on 13/10/2019 13:55:16:

Would one of these generate enough seal and pressure to lubricate a Myford lathe through those ball-seal oil nipples? If so, which model is best?

I use one like this but you can get them even cheaper.

**LINK**

I dunno what it is with Reilangs, prolly a bit like Myfords - blinded by the brand.

I have one, a lovely alloy bodied 500ml version, too big and bulky for machine tools, it's relegated to the motorcycle side of the workshop.

But, it's no better than the version Vic linked to above, for putting oil into ball oilers.

I have used for years these cheapo Chinese oil cans, choice of hard or flexy spout, never a problem. And out here, a 200-250-350ml version is 2.50 quid.

Never broken one, and if i did, i'll get another 2.50 GBP one.

Oh and the Castrol version; a Fiver extra because it's green with Castrol written on it...

Go figure...

Nowt as queer as folk...

Clive India14/10/2019 09:09:57
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Posted by thaiguzzi on 14/10/2019 07:00:54

I dunno what it is with Reilangs, prolly a bit like Myfords - blinded by the brand.

I have one, a lovely alloy bodied 500ml version, too big and bulky for machine tools, it's relegated to the motorcycle side of the workshop.

But, it's no better than the version Vic linked to above, for putting oil into ball oilers.

I have used for years these cheapo Chinese oil cans, choice of hard or flexy spout, never a problem. And out here, a 200-250-350ml version is 2.50 quid.

Never broken one, and if i did, i'll get another 2.50 GBP one.

Oh and the Castrol version; a Fiver extra because it's green with Castrol written on it...

Go figure...

Nowt as queer as folk...

Agree - nothing exceptional about Reiling - stick to my Wesco.

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