My lathe has several oiler points, these are like small round flush
brass inserts with a small spring-loaded ball inside. They appear to
have used a couple of different sizes for some obscure reason.
I've never seemed to have much success using them, as although I have
tried a couple of different oil cans (the ones with a thumb trigger)
and conically shaped ends, after pressing the oil can tip into the
insert and pushing the ball down, most of the oil seems just seems to
'squidge' out of the sides rather than go into the hole. Have I just
got the wrong idea about HOW these need to be used?
Thanks for any useful comments
15 years ago