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DIY Auxiliary Oiler?!

Discussion in 'Milling & Saw Mills' started by SkySkrape, May 21, 2014.

  1. BobL

    BobL No longer addicted to AS

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    I really recommend adding a sight tube so you know how much is left in the tank.
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    A little late, but this is what use. It's zip tied to 3/4" square tube so I can move the whole stack together when I move the post for different bars, the square tube nests perfectly in the post. It also adds enough height such that I can still use the full height of the post adjustment without any fussing with the hose. Yellow valve is throttled for flow rate, red valve is the on/off.

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  3. oaktreeguy

    oaktreeguy ArboristSite Lurker

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    Thinking of making an oiler.

    Do you guys get a mess with the oil still in the tube continuing to drip out after you finish a cut? I may place the shutoff valve close to the bar.

    I turn the whole mill sideways every 1-2 cuts to touch up the chain. Anyone had problems with oil leaking out? I belief as long as the breather hole is small enough this shouldn't be an issue.

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  4. BobL

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    yep - it also makes a bit of a mess in a vehicle is the valve leaks.

    I did have rubber cap I used to push over the end of the drip tube but it perished - extra valve would be a good idea.

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    On drip placement-
    Cutting edge before the bar tip sproket?
    Im going to try a close drip before I decide to drill into bar.
     
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    Its not super critical provided its on the bar/chain interface after the chain has gone at least 90ยบ around the nose.
    I like to match the drip point with the small gaps in between the chain and the bar.
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