Can I use Appliance oil as a substitute for pneumatic oil in my nail guns? I've heard different opinions and would like to know what the difference in the two oils are. Of all the different oils I have on hand, I think it might be the best substitution to finish a job when getting pneumatic oil isn't an option for me right now. Am I wrong?

  • Did you choose the appliance oil because it said it was safe for o-rings? – Aloysius Defenestrate Nov 3 '16 at 12:33
  • A four ounce bottle of pnuematic oil costs $3, and the instructions say to use a drop per day. Is it really worth the time to research an alternative? There are 600 drops in an ounce, so one bottle should last about 7 years per tool – Johnny Nov 5 '16 at 18:09

Any oil is better than no oil. We use 3 in 1 oil in our shop daily. Our grinders hold up very well and are used all day long.

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