Nail gun oil

tom_nwnjJune 20, 2006

I just got my first nail gun - a DeWalt.

The instructions say to oil the tool "use DeWalt pneumatic Tool Oil or a non-detergent S.A.E. 20 weight oil.

Sorry, I'm a Walmart shopper. What he heck is SAE 20?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Society of Automotive Engineers - it's just a set of standards.

Wal-mart carries campbell-hausfield oil for pneumatic tools. Should be fine.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 7:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Yeah, the CH is ok---just make sure the container says it is for pneumatic(air powered) tools---and not transmission fluid or motor oil---which has detergents in it.

However---since Walmart does not cxarry the nails for that nailer---and you have to go to a place that does---that place will have a name brand of oil---Stanley Bostich or Porter Cable---that I have more confidence in using in my nailers. Not that Campbell Hausfield is bad---I just feel more confident with a bit more research and company backing with the other brands.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 11:50PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Advice on finishing outdoor cypress mantel
Hello all, I have a wood finishing dilemma. I have...
Jack Mason
Can this door be repaired?
We're renovating a 1920 house and this bedroom door...
Finish for mantle
We had someone make a mantle from pine and while it's...
Jennifer White Green
Fence building Question
I'm building a board on board redwood fence. 1 x 8...
Fence construction & what to use for finish
My fence is coming along nicely! Started last fall...
Sponsored Products
Polaris P306 Black Ensemble Chrome/Hardware
Escape Sheer Outdoor Drapery Panel
$29.00 | FRONTGATE
Hampton Bay Pendants & Hanging Fixtures 2-Light Outdoor Oil Rubbed Bronze Wall
$72.91 | Home Depot
Toulouse Cube Side Table - ORANGE
$349.00 | Horchow
Elk Lighting Palacial 4-light Oil Rubbed Bronze Pendant
Hinkley Lighting | Congress 3178 Wall Sconce
$179.00 | YLighting
Wood Molding & Trim: Home Legend Flooring Strand Woven Sapelli 9/16 in. Thick x
$29.98 | Home Depot
Sam Moore Harvard Wing Chair - Sand - 2006.21/2140 SAND GRADE B-7B NAILS
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™