I don't like the smell of oil or the mess when the oil drips from the bottle (no matter how careful I am). I'm always afraid I'll miss some and get oil on whatever I'm sewing.
I have the original manual with oiling instructions. The illustrations are excellently rendered drawings but some of the little arrows that point to the spots to oil just don't seem too clear.
Still, it has to be done and I'm grateful to have the machine and that it's in good working order. So I oil.
And when I'm finished, my mother's old black Singer just purrs.
How about you? Do you enjoy oiling your machine? What's your least favorite sewing chore?