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Best Grease Gun

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by mickeykelley, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Mar 16, 2018
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

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    So the other day I grabbed my old grease gun to hit the garage rail with a little grease and ended up with liquid grease drops all over my face and shirt (now ruined). It's been kept in my conditioned garage so it's not like kept hot and melted grease. This has now happened with several different grease tubes over the years and I'm fed up. Is it a gun issue or grease issue?
     
  2. Mar 16, 2018
    radshooter

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    I have the same problem. My gun is kept inside the garage on a shelf under the workbench if I am not using it. I keep it wrapped in a rag to catch the drips so the shelf doesn't get too messy.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    I saw a battery powered one in the bed of my buddy's truck a couple weeks ago.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2018
    Focker

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    Same problem.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2018
    Karl Childers

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    I have 5, one pneumatic, the rest hand action, they all leak a little even though I keep them down on the floor where its the coolest in a tupper ware tub. I just wipe them down each time before I use them
     
  6. Mar 16, 2018
    mickeykelley

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    Ok, at least I'm not only one with the drips.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2018
    Focker

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    :whistle:
     
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  8. Mar 16, 2018
    radshooter

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    Me too. I also notice the older I get the more annoying the drips are.:oops:
     
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  9. Mar 16, 2018
    Dave B

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    I have an approx. 20 year-old Lubrimatic pistol-grip grease gun with flexible hose (like the internet picture)--which is in a frozen state half the year--maybe that why there's no trouble. Presently loaded with Farm Oyl [their spelling] brand poly-supreme extreme duty NLGI #2-- one of its claims is sub-zero pumpability.
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    Dandy

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    I HATE the drips......
     
  11. Mar 16, 2018
    nickmil

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    They all leak. Nature of the beast. I put the nozzle in a disposable nitrile glove and hold in place with a rubber band. I eject a small amount of grease and wipe off before using so I don't get the drips...
     
  12. Mar 16, 2018
    mickeykelley

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    My drips are coming from the back end.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2018
    jeep peep69

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    Um that sounds like maybe you need to go see a proctoligis :clap::clap:.it's just the grease breaking down .if you used more grease it wouldnt happen the average home shop doesn't use enough to keep it from happening i put a rag around the end where the plunger comes out to catch it.
     
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  14. Mar 16, 2018
    Dave B

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    The right size cut short plastic bag (from all the purchased jeep parts ;)) and a strong rubberband--perhaps from a small inner-tube]. An ugly remedy--or move to the frozen North!

    I too, believe more grease usage cures the separation.
     
  15. Mar 16, 2018
    mickeykelley

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    After posting it, I realized I was opening to door for the funnies.

    Good idea about the bag and rubber band. Modern cars don't have grease points so it really only gets used occasionally on the Bobcat. But now the CJ and wagon, I'm thinking it'll get more use.
     
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    Danefraz

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    Oilyestra may cause uncontrollable oily discharge.
     
  17. Mar 17, 2018
    Karl Childers

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    This is the nature of grease, it is a two part substance of oil added to a thickening agent. The oil isn't intended to to remain in complete suspension. Add that to the inexpensively made average grease gun and the oil portion is always going to leak out. I'm sure a grease gun could be designed with internal seals and o rings to make it leak proof but the price would be in the hundreds for initial production runs and not many of us would be willing to pay that. Build a better grease gun and the world may not beat a path to your door to buy it.
     
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    sterlclan

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    store it upside down.
     
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    Keys5a

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    Back in the day when we had several tractors and a couple old Mack B Models, I used to go through a case of grease a week, and they never dripped. We even had a pneumatic gun supplied from a 30 gallon drum. The grease was always too fresh to have a chance to separate.
    Now, a single cartridge of grease may last me two years, and it weeps and drips whenever I use it. I'm pretty sure the issue is the grease, not the grease gun.
    -Donny
     
  20. Mar 17, 2018
    mickeykelley

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    My old gun is a pump style which is a pain anyways so I'm going to get a trigger handle style. Probably HF is they all leak.
     
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