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Old 07-15-2009, 06:58 AM   #1
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Default Impact Gun Lubrication?

I am buying a 1/2" Ingersoll Rand impact gun today either new or used. How do you lubricate it and what oil do you use? What do you think about this device?

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Old 07-15-2009, 07:19 AM   #2
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Couple drops in the air inlet ever once in a while.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:23 AM   #3
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Couple drops in the air inlet ever once in a while.
What type of lub. My first air gun I dont know
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: Impact Gun Lubrication?

just about any kind of oil works. motor oil, three in one oil, anything is better than nothing. I have a bottle of marvel mystery air tool oil that I've been using for a few years. seems to work as well as anything, but certainly not a necessity.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:51 AM   #5
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PB Blaster Air Tool Conditioner works great.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:00 AM   #6
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Renewable Lube Air Tool Oil This quart will last forever. Typically you can get 10% off if your employer has an account with them & sometimes no tax that way too.

I have that oiler from Tru-Flo. It works fine for me so far.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:10 AM   #7
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HF has CRC lube IIRC it's around $2 for a jug.It comes in the clear plastic container.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:21 AM   #8
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I got this the other day from a local tool store; it has a special type of flip up dispenser that works perfect for the air tool inlet. This size should last a long time!

Militon TOOL OIL Part # 1001-16 16 OZ Extends life and performance of air tools, lubricators, valves and cylinders. Prevents seizure of air tools and pneumatic equipment. Recommended for tools requiring a 10 weight non-detergent lubricant.

http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=2641482

If you have a local NAPA; they sell theirs as well...

Napa Air tool oil; Part # BK 7651400
Size:16 oz
Product Features:Keeps Tools Running Smoothly
Use w/ Air Tools
Cylinders & Lubrication

http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPage...+Oil&VehCode=N
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:01 AM   #9
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I am buying a 1/2" Ingersoll Rand impact gun today either new or used. How do you lubricate it and what oil do you use? What do you think about this device?

In-Line Automatic 1/4" NPT Air Tool Oiler

http://www.tooltopia.com/index.asp?P...OD&ProdID=4954
I used to do a drop or 2 before I started work, but I got this oiler back in January at the recommendation of some guys on here. I'm very happy with it. I keep it on a short (I think 12") lead hose so that it's close enough to the tool so that the oil is still suspended in the airstream by the time it gets to the tool, but I still have a flexible hose coming off of the tool.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:10 AM   #10
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Marvel air tool oil has worked really well for me ..
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:31 AM   #11
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I used to do a drop or 2 before I started work, but I got this oiler back in January at the recommendation of some guys on here. I'm very happy with it. I keep it on a short (I think 12") lead hose so that it's close enough to the tool so that the oil is still suspended in the airstream by the time it gets to the tool, but I still have a flexible hose coming off of the tool.
Why not just screw it directly into the impact (fitting actually & then impact) & then start the flex hose?
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:54 PM   #12
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Why not just screw it directly into the impact (fitting actually & then impact) & then start the flex hose?
Two reasons:

1. This lets me use it for multiple tools very easily.

2. I find the extra length it adds to the tool, especially being rigid, to be quite the nuisance. Sometimes, those few inches of clearance are critical, especially on an air ratchet. Admittedly it's not as much of an issue on an impact wrench, but I have run into situations where it's still an inconvenience. For example, when working on a lower lugnut, the "higher" the wrench is overall, including any fittings, oilers, etc., the more of an angle need to hold the wrench at to get it to clear the ground.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:28 PM   #13
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Marvel air tool oil has worked really well for me ..
Worked well for me also on my da sanders and other air tools.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:11 PM   #14
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trans fluid. cheap or free. I have used it for like 10 yrs and still going strong.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:30 PM   #15
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I started using Schrader-Bridgeport / Amflo air tool oil. ( #1220-1 ). It comes in a 16 oz flip squirt bottle.
....For piston & rotary type air tools. Claims to dissolve gums and sludges that rob tools of speed and power. Directions : Squirt a few drops in air inlet before start of day & several times a day for frequent and prolonged use.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:33 PM   #16
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husky/cambell hausfeld oil is my favorite.

Why? Convenient bottle that doesn't make a big mess! Its like 2$, the bottle lasts forever. The Husky bottle is black, the CH bottle is white.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:34 PM   #17
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HF has CRC lube IIRC it's around $2 for a jug.It comes in the clear plastic container.
Been using this in my IR-2131 for 10+ years. Still going strong!
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:23 AM   #18
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Morey's heavy duty oil stabilizer. Its like honey and it doesn't go away
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:56 AM   #19
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I would not recommend anything with the consistency of honey being put into an air tool. Most air tool oil is a light oil like #10. Thicker oils can cause vane to stick. Best practice if you do not have an auto oiler is to put a couple drops of oil in the inlet of the tools and run for a second at the end of each day.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:57 AM   #20
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Once every 6 months I run a lil brake clean through my guns to clean the crap out of it. Then 6 drops of the universal syntec trans fluid we use at work about 3x a week. Works fine for me and my top of the line $350 snap on air rachet I bought in 2001 is still going strong and will rip your fingers off or smash ya hands if you aint careful....
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