Cengar air saw maintenance

  1. reb78 Member

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    Hi folks. I have just bought the Cengar reciprocating saw below but I am unsure where to put oil (and indeed what oil to use in the different places I think it needs it). Its slightly different to the ones they sell today. So I thought I would ask on here. Any advice would be appreciated. Its quite a nice bit of kit to use so want to look after it properly.

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  2. jordan1 Member

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    On similar air tools I just use standard ATO, just a few drops down the air line fitting.
     
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  3. reb78 Member

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    Thats all i have done so far.

    The clear bit in the second and third pic looks like it has a wick in it - should that be filled with oil?

    On the modern ones they seem to fill them from the point on the handle in the fourth pic too?

    I dont know why i put the fifth pic up! Ignore that!!
     
  4. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    I hope you have a lots of air:laughing::(. I’ve the smaller unit. never needed to strip it in 12yrs. Keep it well fed with air tool oil, and it will give you good service.
    I cut down good quality bi-metalic blades 18/24 And lots of air
     
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  5. reb78 Member

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    It seems good on my compressor. Its currently on a 100litre 3hp belt driven wolf unit. But i have a huge 400ish litre 3 phase compair unit to wire up and plumb in so that should cope!!
     
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  6. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    With @Shox Dr we used the smaller one good bit of kit in 20 years only replaced the brass button on the trigger, all air tools hung up by the air connector a drip of oil regularly Kept them :thumbup: they were air hungry though, tried the Desoutter one not a patch on the Sengar upload_2019-1-22_21-43-18.jpeg
    We also used the bi metal blades cut down (as Shox) they last a Lot longer, also ground the back of the blade down so as to be able to cut tighter radius.
    All those saws have a short throw, tends to knacker blades fast
     
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  7. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    YES but we still put a drop in the line
     
  8. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Mine has a small plastic bowl you fill with oil, doesnt last long maybe 5mins. I make sure its got oil in it at all times, they dont like been run dry.

    I cut the blades with compound tin snips, 1/4"tipped long taper
     
  9. eddie49 Member

    Nice saw. Used by Fire & Rescue - e.g. during the Manchester Woolworths fire:

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    Will you have to re-label the saw, or are you going to change your name to Derek ?
     
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  10. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    I noticed that does derek know where it has gone :whistle:
     
  11. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Used to burn through downcutters like nobodies business when I was working with laminate everyday. (Jigsaw)
    Ended up buying a spare plastic shoe for the base and packing the bottom of it up 30 mm
    Doubled my blade life.

    Cengar are Great saws but there responsible for my tendinitis. :(
     
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  12. graffian

    graffian Seer unto the end of his beard

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    Mine came with oil in the oiler and it never seemed to go down, I just had a look and whatever is in it looks like syrup!
    I just give the slidey bit a few drops of oil every now and again.
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  13. Carl Wilson Member

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    Cengar make their own oil for these called Green oil. In the RAF working on aircraft we used it in all air tools, not just Cengar saws.
     
  14. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    presumably by metal blades used then
     
  15. Carl Wilson Member

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  17. HughF

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    He does, I bought it off him, then sold it to the OP a month or so ago. It came from a guy who has just lost his job at cardiff airport/raf st'athan. I went up there to buy his big roll cabinet and did the 'got anything else for sale?'
     
  18. RWD3M Member

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    I still do!

    Hope you're well Carl.
     
  19. Carl Wilson Member

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    I'm really good thanks.
     
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