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Old 09-04-2005, 07:57 PM
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Air tool lubricator

Searching previous posts, I didn't find anything on this.
I just picked up a HF air filter/lubricator. The instructions (like all HF tools) wasn't very in-depth. What I am wondering about is, what to set the drip rate at? The little booklet doesn't cover that.
I can adjust the rate from a steady flow to, a VERY slow drip to, a dead stop.
What's the best setting?
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The proper feed rate is dependent on what type of tool you are using-a nail gun needs a drip for about every other cycle,while a motor type tool needs much less,only an occasional drip.Remember-any oil put into a tool will be blown out of tool's exhaust-be careful around bodywork to be painted.

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For the most part, air rachet, impact wrench. air chisel. It was the discharge I was wondering about. Using more than needed would be a waste since it'll just go right back out.
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For those tools,you don't need much-maybe 1 drip per running minute at most.Inline lubricators are generally used on industrial machines that consist of several air cylinders and motors that run constantly.While it's nice to never need to oil your air tools,you may find it easier and cleaner to just put a couple of drops of air tool oil or Marvel Mystery oil in the air inlet every day before you use the tools.

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I hope you won't be using the same air line for painting a car
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I hope you won't be using the same air line for painting a car
Charlie is right. If you run an inline oiler you'll need to have a dedicated air line installed before the oiler (but after the air/water cleaner) for your "non-tool" work like painting, blowing off the car etc.
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Yea, I knew it. It'll be a few weeks before I lay down the etching primer and wanted a better hose than came with the compressor package. I plan to use the new hose strickly for painting.
Thanks for the warning though!
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