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Old 11-09-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Default Anyone use In-line automatic air tool oilers?

I was wondering if anyone uses in-line automatic tool oilers in their shops? If so how do you like them?

Here is an example of one.

http://www.tooltopia.com/tool-aid-98500.aspx

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anyone use In-line automatic air tool oilers?

I use these oilers for my air drills and panel saws since they see the most continuous long term use for me. The oilers are attached to the end of a flexible whip 4' airline that is screwed directly into the air tool through a flexible coupling. Filling the oilers is messy and you have to break the seal on the plastic reservoir to allow air to escape while filling with oil.

Also, since I have the oilers at the end of the 4' whip hose, I installed an O-ring around the clear plastic housing to prevent it from scratching against the hangar floor. That seems to keep the plastic cleaner, for what its worth.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: Anyone use In-line automatic air tool oilers?

I have a couple but wanted to install them on a whip and leave whip on each tool. I think it might get in the way or brake so mine are still in packages, lol...I think if a top notch synthetic oil is used that I would'nt have to oil as much?
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: Anyone use In-line automatic air tool oilers?

Akfrostbyte,

While we're on the subject, is a 4' whip ideal. I'm about to do many of my tools and have been wondering how long to make them. When working on the vehicles, I did not know if 4' may be too short and get caught when pulling it in and out of the interior, etc. If you had to do it all over, would you do 4', or shorter or longer? Anyone else have input?

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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Default Re: Anyone use In-line automatic air tool oilers?

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Akfrostbyte,

While we're on the subject, is a 4' whip ideal. I'm about to do many of my tools and have been wondering how long to make them. When working on the vehicles, I did not know if 4' may be too short and get caught when pulling it in and out of the interior, etc. If you had to do it all over, would you do 4', or shorter or longer? Anyone else have input?

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I prefer the 4' hose since it coils up and doesnt take up too much more space in my sheetmetal cart drawers. Also the flex coupling is attached directly to the tool so the hose hangs 90 degrees to the tool handle while in use as you can see. As far as my preference, the 4' is ideal for me.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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Default Re: Anyone use In-line automatic air tool oilers?

I would have to agree with 4' being the best until they make a retractable, lol...To keep from oiling as much and reduce friction I like Amsoil the best, same oil for compressor.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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Default Re: Anyone use In-line automatic air tool oilers?

Do you whip or not whip your air tools? The consensus seems to be not to whip it.

Should i worry about getting an auto lubricator? no clear consensus. If you aren't sure, you should oil your tools how the manufacturer recommends.

Air compressor accessory recommendations another useful thread

Personally I use an auto oiler but I use it differently than most. When cleaning up, I use it to oil the tools that get the most continuous use so the oil gets into the internals as much as possible. Helps displace any water that's condensed as the tool runs and gets colder. I don't use whip hoses but I haven't come across a need to decide to add one or not. I just quick connect everything since I have the room to do so.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #8
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I think you should worry more about water in the line than oiling.

just 2-3 drops of oil each use never gave me a problem. I have seen people rarely oil their air tools and function just fine for long long time.
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I think you should worry more about water in the line than oiling.

just 2-3 drops of oil each use never gave me a problem. I have seen people rarely oil their air tools and function just fine for long long time.
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x2. A few drops before and/or after heavy use always did it for me. And I put my die grinders to the test porting out cylinder heads & intakes. People who do body work hate oilers. Fish eyes in your fresh paint really stinks!
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:17 AM   #11
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Default Re: Anyone use In-line automatic air tool oilers?

Thanks Akfrostbyte and JASTECH.

Akfrostbyte, would you mind telling me what brand barbs/fittings/spring fitting/ and swivels you use. Very nice set up in your pic. I've used cheap ones and better ones. But I now "buy once cry once". Thanks.
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