Sewing Machine Oil
Industrial Sewing Machine OilWe sell white lily, Juki and Cutsew brand sewing machine oil for Juki, Singer, Brother, Consew and literally any industrial sewing machine. If you need oil for your sewing machine, but don’t know how much industrial sewing machine oil to purchase, you can better determine the amount by watching our video on oiling your industrial sewing machine.
The only ingredient in our Cutsew Sewing Machine Oil is 100% White mineral oil (petroleum). Our customers demand the highest quality to keep their machines up and running. So here is the facts on our Cutsew brand industrial sewing machine oil.
Cutsew brand oil is the same as Juki Defrix Oil No. 1. It is a white sewing machine oil. It is colorless so not to stain fabrics. Like the defrix, it’s odorless so there is no smell to deal with either in operation or spillage. And our super refined oil really is easy to clean up. If you need more technical specs, our MSDS is available.
Read here to learn how to apply sewing oil to your industrial machine. Some folks landing on this page might be confused because they have a home sewing machine, in which case there is no oil, because you have plastic parts inside.Some of our customers, new to industrial sewing, will sometimes ask how to oil their industrial sewing machine. The video below is for those of you oiling your industrial sewing machine for the first or second time. There are essentially three kinds of industrial sewing machines, in regards to how you will oil your machine. • There is the oil bath type • There is internal oiling system • And the spot oiling system.
To identify which type you have, try to tilt the head back. The head on most spot oilers don’t move. Spot type oiling is usually reserved for specialty industrial sewing machines, an example would be a cylinder arm or just older walking foot machine. A lot of the old singer machines were spot type. The old spot types had no oil pump system and had to be oiled daily. Fortunately for our industry, that all changed around the 80’s and 90’s.
Now all we have to do is oil the machine in the appropriate spots periodically depending on use. If the user of the machine over does it a little with the oil, then there is a drip pan is underneath to catch it. You’ll notice multiple holes on the face of the machine. These are our oil spots. This machine should be oiled after 8 hours of use.
Let’s identify the other two types by tilting the head back on the sewing machine. As we tilt the head back, we are either going to find an oil bath or an internal oil tank. The internal oil tank is a closed loopsystem that generally has to be oiled with a small oiler at a specific point. Find the small rubber stop and remove it. Fill it to the line once and you’re good to go. Just make sure to keep an eye on the levels to make sure there are no leaks. But be careful not to put too much oil into the internal compartment, or you will be in trouble with a leak later on, and this could result in oil seepage into the electronics. AKA – a big fat headache.
So finally, let’s take a look at the Oil Bath type. If your machine has an oil bath, it will be apparent by the high and low lines that indicate where your oil levels should be in this large steel area. On most industrial sewers you’ll typically find an oil bath. To properly oil your oil bath type machine, go ahead and pour oil up to the fill line, and then run the sewing machine motor to get the oil pumping throughout the head.
The benefit of an oil bath is that you just pour the oil up to the line and typically just change it out annually or when it gets dirty, depending on use. For the past 50 years Cutsew has been stressing proper care of your industrial sewing machine, and of course this all starts with oiling your industrial sewer.
Sewing Machine OilSewing machines don’t require a lot of maintenance. However, it is advisable to periodically use sewing machine oil to lubricate the machine, to prevent it from locking up, and to extend its lifespan. Each manufacturer indicates how frequently sewing machine oil should be used in the instruction manual. On average, it is recommended to oil a sewing machine after every 20 hours of use.
Many of you might ask, “Which sewing machine oil should I use? Which should I choose?” At Cutsew, we offer a few high-quality sewing machine oils. Check out the MSDS on our Cutsew brand sewing machine oil. You can find it at the bottom of the product page. It is nearly identical to that of the Juki sewing machine oil MSDS. Ours is the highest quality and has been trusted in literally millions of machines throughout the country.
How to Apply Oil to your Sewing MachineBefore oiling your sewing machine, check whether you have the necessary materials: oil, a clean, dry cloth, tweezers, a brush, and some newspaper.
• First, unplug the machine from the power supply to prevent it from accidentally switching on.
• spread the newspaper on the table and put the sewing machine on top of it.
• Check to make sure the sewing machine is clean. If it’s not, clean it.
• Use a brush to check for no thread pieces on the machine. If necessary, use the tweezers to extract the pieces of thread present.
• Apply oil on the machine by following procedure suggested by the manufacturer, in the instruction manual.
• If you’re changing the oil in an oil bath type, make sure to drain the pan completely, and refill it between the high and low lines.
• Finally, wipe off excess oil. To complete the process, connect your machine and start sewing on a piece of fabric at a high speed so that the moving parts move and the oil runs through the head.
How to Choose Industrial Sewing Machine Oil
Before choosing industrial sewing machine oil to lubricate your sewing machine, take into account that not all oils are good for all industrial sewing machines. Check for the following factors to choose the one that's best for your machine.
First of all, check the composition of the oil. Choose oils with non-corrosive ingredients so that they are not harmful for your industrial machine. The oil should be food grade. That’s right, if it’s not good enough for human consumption then it’s not good enough for your machine. But don’t misunderstand; do NOT use regular food oils in your machine.
Most Industrial sewing machine oils are compatible with all machines. However, before applying oil to your sewing machine, check your machine’s manual. Our Cutsew Sewing Machine oil is compatible with all makes and models of industrial machine. DO NOT use cutting lubricant on your industrial sewing machine.
Check the amount of oil in the container before buying it: If you have an oil bath type, such as a Juki straight stitch, you will be best purchasing a gallon. A blind stitch and some walking foot models will require oiling at small points. Make sure you have a small oiler on hand in this case. Buying a gallon will always be cheaper in the long run.
If you choose a lubricant that comes with a fine applicator, you can be more precise when using it in the machine and waste less material. If you’re buying bulk, just get a funnel and an oiler to lubricate with precision.
1 gallon of sewing machine oil and a free oiler
32 ounces of industrial sewing machine oil
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