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hoppercar
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Oil cans

Post by hoppercar » Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:21 pm

Is there such a thing as a good quality made oil squirt can anymore ?...these import junkers I get from, Lowe's, Menards, home Depot, or msc supply aren't worth carrying home. They leak, don't pump.....or you have to pump it 50 times before it finally works......surely someone carries a good quality oil pump can, for lubing around the engine and filling lubricators

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Re: Oil cans

Post by Bill Shields » Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:09 am

You can maybe still get one from the UK

I purchase any old oil can I see at auctions or whatnot
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: Oil cans

Post by Sandiapaul » Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:21 am

This, while expensive is the best oiler I have ever used. Works sideways, upside down, etc...

https://www.jensputzier.com/tools-by-br ... ng-oilers/

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Re: Oil cans

Post by Technical Ted » Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:26 am

I like these and have several. Every once in a while they go on sale for around $11 and I buy a couple:

https://www.amazon.com/Goldenrod-DTN600 ... 162&sr=8-1

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Re: Oil cans

Post by Steam Engine Dan » Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:39 am

McMaster carr has oil cans. check it out. they are great oil cans. having used them on locomotives. they never fail. :D

https://www.mcmaster.com/oilers/hand-he ... pensers-6/

https://www.mcmaster.com/oilers/easy-fi ... pensers-6/

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Re: Oil cans

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:13 am

I got two of these from McMaster for use with my lathe. I use one to dispense cutting oil. The other one has machine oil for keeping the lathe well-lubed. Made in USA and works great.

https://www.mcmaster.com/10085K26
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Re: Oil cans

Post by jeffsmith » Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:50 am

Go to second hand or antique stores to find good condition old oil cans.

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Re: Oil cans

Post by gwrdriver » Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:17 pm

I've had a Reilang #2 for many years, which is now #R003-252, and these oilers are extremely well-made. The only change I would make in it, merely personal preference, would be to make the oil delivery 90° to the bottle, so that when the bottle is held vertical the oil comes out straight ahead. Otherwise, it will last a lifetime.
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Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:21 am
This, while expensive is the best oiler I have ever used. Works sideways, upside down, etc...https://www.jensputzier.com/tools-by-br ... ng-oilers/
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Re: Oil cans

Post by Mike Walsh » Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:47 pm

I get my oil cans at flea markets, garage sales, etc. I don't bother buying new anymore.

At the risk of sounding like a cheapskate, I will absolutely haggle on oil cans. The most I ever paid was $15 for the large oil can that I attached to this post. Most small oil cans like in the other photo I pay $3-$5 apiece. I'll walk away after that.

I think I have 25 of these smaller versions. I enjoy cleaning them up and making them useful again. Can't wait to use them with my engines!
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Re: Oil cans

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:29 pm

And the cans are so air tight that none of the lube leaks out
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: Oil cans

Post by Mike Walsh » Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:17 pm

Bill Shields wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:29 pm
And the cans are so air tight that none of the lube leaks out
Touche. I even edited the photo so it was right side up... Figures.

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Re: Oil cans

Post by Bill Shields » Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:40 am

Are they in Australia?
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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