A fruitfull evening
drlegendre at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 20:25:29 CDT 2016
"I use a plain medical glass syringe with a fine blunt tip needle for
Hey, what works, works - right? I like the General oiler as it's
essentially leak-proof, and can be carried in the pocket (or left for
months in the toolbox) with no worry about drips & stains. One other neat
feature, is that each operation of the plunger dispenses a small, metered
amount of lube to the dispensing tip. You have to lean on the plunger for
like 4-5 secs to actually get a "drop".
"For a light oil, I dig into my supply of brass instrument valve oil.
All types are available, from regular petroleum-base to some pretty
exotic synthetics. Go to, say, Amazon and search for "Trumpet valve oil"."
Once again, it's what works. There are so many types, sources & grades of
lubricating oil out there, it boggles the best of minds. Enough material
for numerous doctoral theses!
On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 8:07 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> > Here's another little jewel, that no mechanical geek worth their
> > salt should be without - the General Tools 589 Precision Oiler. This
> > is a high-quality, leak-proof refillable oiler, that allows very
> > precise dispensing of even the smallest droplets.
> I use a plain medical glass syringe with a fine blunt tip needle for
> that. I've also found that orthodontic wire cutters work very well as
> flush cutters (and almost as inexpensive as the regular electronics kind).
> For a light oil, I dig into my supply of brass instrument valve oil.
> All types are available, from regular petroleum-base to some pretty
> exotic synthetics. Go to, say, Amazon and search for "Trumpet valve oil".
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