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How do you oil your air tools? #4532294
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How many drops of oil?
Before you start or after?
What oil do you like to use?


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram TG
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532303
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I put a few drops in when I start. If lightly used, that's it. If heavy ill put a drop in partway or after use.

Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532304
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I do every couple months. I should do it more cause i beat the [censored] out my tools at work.


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Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532305
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3 or 4 drops of air tool oil before using that day. I don't regularly use one enough to require re-oiling.

I know others use 3-in-1 or MMO regularly with no ill effects. When the Senco bottle is empty in another decade, I might just put some MMO in it.

Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532306
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
How many drops of oil?
Before you start or after?
What oil do you like to use?


# of drops depends on the tool I am using.
Before and during.
No preference on pnuematic tool oil brand.

They do make auto oilers.

I would recommend a filter/water remover at the compressor if you don't already have one. Build it with a disconnect at both ends so you can remove and box it when transporting compressor or it risks breakage.

I am assuming you are draining the water at the end of each day and leaving the petcock open until next use.


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Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532315
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
How many drops of oil?
Before you start or after?
What oil do you like to use?



Maybe 4-5 drops. I don't really measure. Do it before I start. Sometimes after... I use the HF oil.

I also have the HF air tool cleaner which I use once and a while to keep them running well.


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Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532355
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A few drops before use.

I'd like to use an auto-oiler, but hate having oil thru all my hoses that are also used in
other applications where oil is harmful.

Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532367
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So is anything over 5 drops of oil overkill and likely to be bad?


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Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532387
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It just makes a mess when it blows out the exhaust.

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Originally Posted By: AVB
It just makes a mess when it blows out the exhaust.


So it doesn't gum anything up?


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Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532430
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I use whatever used synthetic oil is just around.

New oil doesn't seem to make any difference.

I usually add a couple drops before use.

If you aren't getting *SOME* oil puking out the exhaust once in a while, you aren't using enough oil.


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Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532456
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Answer: at complete random at complete random times with complete random amount of oil.


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Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532475
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I hold the trigger down and pour in about 5 drops or more. Then I hook up the air hose and pull the trigger. Usually at that moment, there's a plume of oil mist that shoots out the exhaust.

Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532476
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Originally Posted By: AVB
It just makes a mess when it blows out the exhaust.


So it doesn't gum anything up?


No. Like he said, usually you'll see excess blow out if you look for it.

Re: How do you oil your air tools? [Re: ZZman] #4532502
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I use MMO's air tool oil. 5 or 6 drops before the first use of that day.


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