Grease gun

Vernon

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Location
Wiltshire
Can anyone recommend a decent make of grease gun? Never has any job caused as much swearing or bad temper from father as the morning grease round. Thought I might treat him to a new one

Vernon
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
I looked at a speedy one but you need two hands I like the pistol ones as half the time you have to hold something right to get at nipple! That sounds wrong
Cordless alemite 14 volt or the new fancy 18volt one that tells you what grease is left and how much is being pumped in.
 

Niteforce

Member
Location
East Yorks
Got 2/3 A500's brilliant guns hardly ever air lock but I got a Milwaukee battery powered grease gun just before Xmas , it's fantastic the A500,s are in semi retirement now.
 

Dan7626

Member
A500 is our best gun, fill it straight out of the bucket, hardly ever air locks. It's outlasted many of our other grease guns.
 

Sebastian

Member
Location
Dorset
Fuchs is the best I have.
So easy to swap the cartridge as it just screws on.
And I have never had an air block!
I use it rather than an electric grease gun I have as you can feel and hear if the grease is going where it should.
I bought the Fuchs one and a box of Fuchs grease cartridges last year, based on discussions on this forum. My only regret is that I didn't buy one sooner. I have tried various grease guns and this is the best solution in my opinion.

I got mine from here

http://www.commplantonline.com/Reiner_Grease_Gun/p1407429_6539341.aspx

Cartridges
http://www.commplantonline.com/Grease_cartridges_Duraplex_screw_fit__PACK_of_30/p1407429_12627532.aspx

Or the slightly cheaper ones
http://www.commplantonline.com/Grease_cartridges_Renolit_MP_Plus_screw_fit__PACK_of_30/p1407429_12627541.aspx

They also come in packs of 6
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
A lot of the time it's the cartridge not the gun at fault
Yes I will go with that too, opened a JCB cartridge last week had a good 1" of air at the top, had to tap it down on the bench to get grease to come to the top were it should be. don't see this often but just now and again and on all makes of cartridge.

Going over to lithium Moly grease now instead of the JCB blue grease. Moly grease supposed to be best for loader pins and bushes. That red stuff with the silver specs in it is useless stuff.
 

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