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  • How do you fix a jammed oiler pump

    Bought this from Amazon a couple of years back. Tried to use it on the bandsaw the other day and the pump was jammed,
    How do you oil a mechanism that is soaking is oil already anyway?
    What doe you guys use for pinpoint oiling?


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    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
    BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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    I use a plastic syringe, you can get them from the farm supply stores. Easy to control the amount of oil dispensed and get it just where needed.
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    Electrical Engineer by day, Woodworker by night

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    • #3
      What doe you guys use for pinpoint oiling?
      Aerosol cans, or oils like 3 in 1 that already come in a pinpoint oiler.

      But...why are you oiling your bandsaw? Unless it's a metal cutting bandsaw, I can't think of any place to oil one.

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      • #4
        I used to have a metal trigger pump oiler (many, many years ago), but the tigger spring jammed or, broke, and it went into the trash. I also use the spray lubes with the tiny straws. I use a small plastic squeeze bottle with a tiny straw for precision oiling.I buy small bottles of PTFE oil and put it into the squeeze bottle.
        Jim Frye
        The Nut in the Cellar.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Carlos View Post

          Aerosol cans, or oils like 3 in 1 that already come in a pinpoint oiler.

          But...why are you oiling your bandsaw? Unless it's a metal cutting bandsaw, I can't think of any place to oil one.
          I was oiling the tensioning screw. Is that wrong?

          Loring in Katy, TX USA
          If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
          BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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          • #6
            As for the pump, I eventually worked it free, it was frozen. Hard to believe a mechanism submerged in oil can freeze up like that. I mean, what does it need, more lubrication?
            But not until after I fixed the other problem by oiling the problem area with another oil can. Then I worked on the stuck oil pump.
            Last edited by LCHIEN; 01-29-2020, 03:38 AM.
            Loring in Katy, TX USA
            If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
            BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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            • #7
              this is what I ended up oiling it with:
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              Loring in Katy, TX USA
              If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
              BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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              • #8
                Originally posted by LCHIEN View Post

                I was oiling the tensioning screw. Is that wrong?
                Not wrong, but I'd recommend a dry lube such as Dupont non-stick dry film. Sprays on easily and lasts about forever. Doesn't attract wood dust. It's what I use on everything in the shop. I found that oil just tends to get gummed up with dust and need frequent cleaning and re-oiling.

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