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    Improving the oil transfer to oiling push buttons using an O-Ring

    I am sure this trick has been posted before but I found this simple modification to my machine tool oilers to work very well. Adding a Buna N No. 6 O-ring around the slight groove on the nose of the pump oiler provides a better seal to the spring loaded ball oiling points on the machine tools.

    Below is an example of oiling the ways to one of my metal lathes.

    Improving the oil transfer to oiling push buttons using an O-Ring-o-ring-improves-oil-transfer-oiling-push-buttons.jpg

    I also use a colored cable tie to identify the pump oiler based on the color of the cap to the oil container.

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    Really simple good idea Paul. Like the blue and black wire ties also. Simple, effective and out of the way.

    Thanks for posting these ideas.

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    Thanks Paul Jones! We've added your Machine Oiler Modification to our Miscellaneous category,
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    Thanks Paul Jones! We've added your Lube Type Identifier to our Miscellaneous category,
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