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 Posted: Thu Apr 11th, 2019 06:28 pm
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George Grant
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I started using one of these small Rosin Bottles (see picture) last Summer. It allows pinpoint accuracy and emits small droplets of oil, perfect for those small oil tubes, bearings, etc. No more drips or streaks. The small size also allows for better control of oil flow as compared to a larger bottle like Zoom Spout.

The needles snap onto the caps, and I recommend gluing them on to eliminate leaks at that connection. An application of thread tape to the cap threads may stem very slow oil leaks there. The bottles come with an assortment of needles, so I hot glued a needle to the rosin bottle cap and another one to the end of the tube on my Zoom Spout bottle.

You can find these Rosin Bottles on eBay from various sellers in China. The bottles cost as little as 99 cents each, with free shipping to the continental U.S. (The cost is slightly higher in Europe.) It's worth 99 cents just for one of the needles to glue to the Zoom Spout tube!  Expect at least two weeks for delivery.

I suspect others may have better solutions, but I couldn’t find anything in the forums.  This works for me.  Maybe it will be useful to someone else.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 11th, 2019 07:50 pm
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Jim Kovar
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:cry:   I don't like needles!  :pacifier:


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McMaster also has really nice needle oil bottles that hold 2 oz of oil. The tips are a long 3” and they have 2 or 3 opening sizes. I use the smaller opening one for really thin oils and the wider tip for thicker oils like Royal Purple. 

Nice thing with McMaster is they have very fast delivery.  But George also has a good option.  

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 Posted: Fri Apr 12th, 2019 01:55 pm
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Cam Kuruliak
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Lee Valley has a oil container that looks like a pen Screw the top off  press the end clicker  and it gives you EXACTLY one drop I use it all time on small screw holes bolts etc
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Jim Kovar wrote: :cry:   I don't like needles!  :pacifier:

Hmm.  I think the smallest needle may be appropriate for plumping up the saggy parts.  What to use...  Gelatin maybe?  Or the melted insides of a SuperBall?  (No more worries about falling!)  :D

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 Posted: Fri Apr 12th, 2019 02:32 pm
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Lane Shirey & Cam Kuruliak -

Thanks for the posting the sources for the other oilers. I'll check them out.

I've seen McMaster mentioned in these forums LOTS of times. If you want to build or repair anything non-wood, they seem to have it. They must be the ultimate hardware store. The modern equivalent of the all-encompassing hardware stores from years gone past.

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I like Lee Valley George because it is  mainly geared towards men Not trying to be gender biased here They are mainly in Canada but have a USA catalog as well I have attached a picture of it This cost $8.90 $USD




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 Posted: Fri Apr 12th, 2019 09:09 pm
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Thanks Cam.  Nice little tool!  --  LINK, U.S. Listing - Precision Oil Pen

(For anyone interested, the online listing shows the tool oiling a 'Stuart #4 model steam engine with reversing gear'.)


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I should supply each Deflector with one of these. They have multiple pivot points where they would need just one drop of oil from time to time.

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