Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Re: Upside down oiler
I've used that oiler many times....for oiling sewing machines. Sewing machine oil is a lightweight, highly refined oil, which resists gumming. Similar to, but *not* interchangeable with, gun oil. In a pinch, I might use gun oil for a sewing machine, but not the other way around. I've used sewing machine oil for many things where a light-weight oil would work, e.g. squeaky door hinges.
The spout you see is only 1/2 of it. There is another 'straw' inside, running from the red cap to the very bottom of the bottle. It can telescope out, giving a total reach of 6-8 inches, with a bit of flex in the straw. That way you can reach most of the places in the confines of an old cast-metal-housing sewing machine that require oiling. As for oiling upside down, the spot where the inner straw rides in the visible spout can drip a little. But if you just wanted to get a few drops of oil into an awkward location, the few drops that might leak out can easily be wiped up.
Wife tells me a fabric store or sewing machine shop would carry it, but has not seen it at Walmart-type stores.
2001 K1200LT der LadungsTräger
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