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  • A few ideas for the 418 oiler

    Just an idea here, but the hose on the 418 oiler could use some improvement. The current one seems to deteriorate and become brittle after a few months use. I suspect the plastic type material used in the hose is susceptible to breakdown from consant contact with oil. Also, cold weather makes it much worse. I normally have to replace the hose on my oiler with a piece of 3/8" fuel line from the auto parts store after about 10 months of use. The fuel line last much longer, (usually about 2 years) and is much more flexible.

    Another problem I noticed: With heavy use, a large amount of very fine metal shavings collect in the bottom of the oiler. I thread a lot of pipe daily, and it can be a real pain to clean out the bottom of the oiler. I was thinking that a removable magnet in the bottom of the bucket would hold the fine shavings, and make it much easier to clean. Kinda serve the same purpose as the magnets in an automobile transmission pan. It would also minimize the amount of very fine particles that make it through the filter screen in the bottom of the oiler. The particles that do make it through, are sucked into the pump and contribute to wear on the O ring and the walls of the pump.

    I reckon the engineers at Ridgid have prolly thought of this already, but its my .02, for what its worth.

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    Re: A few ideas for the 418 oiler

    you are right about the hose and when my hose goes bad i replace it with hose for gas lines . it is a lot more flexible and is good for oil
    Charlie

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      Re: A few ideas for the 418 oiler

      Does anyone from Ridgid read these threads?? Not trying to come across as a smart alec, but some feedback to our suggestions would be nice.

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      • #4
        Re: A few ideas for the 418 oiler

        Thank you for your ideas. We are always interested in your comments and feedback regarding your operations and our products.

        Regarding the oiler hose, I have a questions:

        What brand and type of oil are you using?

        Thanks,


        Product Manager
        Threading and Pipe Fab

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        • #5
          Re: A few ideas for the 418 oiler

          Thanks for your reply Fesco. As to the brand of cutting oil, I'm not exactly sure. Since we do a LOT of threading, we buy it several 55 gallon drums at a time. We also get this in gallon jugs from time to time. http://www.fppi.com/products/list/14...tting-oil.aspx

          Edited to add: Next time I'm at the shop, I'll check to see what brand oil we have in stock. I have noticed the problem with the hose with many different brands of oil though.
          Last edited by bml; 12-17-2010, 04:06 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: A few ideas for the 418 oiler

            i use the new Ridgid clear oil
            Charlie

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