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Air die grinder lubrication? (Air Tool Newbie!)
vegas_ss Offline
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I have an Ingersol Rand 1/4" die grinder, it has a sticker that reads oil daily with an arrow pointing to the air inlet. There is no mention of what type or amount of oil. I searched online and can't find much at all except for the mention of an inline lubricators. The manual is in every language imaginable, with 2 whole pages in english... just shows a diagram of the air line, compressor, grinder etc with a lubricator installed near the compressor.

Do I need to get a lubricator to use this? Do most air tools require lubricators?

As you can tell I'm new to air tools! Just have a small portable craftsman compressor (4 gal) and am planning on grinding the alternator bracket for the 3g install.
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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daviac5000 Offline
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There is a specific oil for these that you should be able to pick up at most auto parts or home improvement stores. I bought some a few months back at Lowes. Just put a couple of drops in the air inlet before each use and you'll be fine.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=pr...746-403720
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vegas_ss Offline
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Thanks!
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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Joe F Offline
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#4
It's called...
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wait for it
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Air tool oil!


Sorry couldn't resist Big Grin that's really what it's called.

edit: It's just a real fine grade of lightweight oil.
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turbo86xrseven Offline
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#5
i have used wd 40 on my air tools for years with no problems. It even says on the can it can be used for it
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jmthunderbirdturbo Offline
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#6
WD40 is good, and i use "zoom spout" oil. google it, its GREAT stuff.

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Tom Senior Offline
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WE use power stearing fluid or hydrulic oil in the shop. Snap on and napa etc. Sells air tool oil but power stearing fluid works good and its cheap
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86 XR7 5spd Offline
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#8
so as you can see you can use almost any 'light' lubricant ; jack oil is also light ..

Marvel Mystery oil makes air tool oil too, thats what I use

its cheap and you only use a little so it 'last long time' ; splurge on a little container of good stuff Smile

I am really getting tired of oiling my air tools daily ... I have about 11-12 different .. takes a lot of time...
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Martin Offline
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#9
THe cheapest ATF you can find. All that we have used in our shop for years. Needs to lube but also seal and some smaller slower moving tools plain light oil allows blow by and reduces the tools' effectivness.
MArtin
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OU812MACH1 Offline
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#10
all those above will work ..i have 3 or 4 different shops i sell to that swear by air tool oil by BLASTER..it has conditioners for the seals and the small fins in side the tool..
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