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Cordless electric grease guns

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Ruthven13, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. Ruthven13

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    Does anybody have or use one of these? I am an equipment operator and have to grease machines out in the field, and getting really tired of the manual type. Pneumatic is completely out of the question. I know the good ones are expensive, but as a quality tool I know it is worth the expense. Right now I am looking at either Lincoln or Alemite....
     
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    i have personal experience with the lincoln, its a good unit

    just wondering, has the company you work for ever looked into the auto greasers?
     
  3. Ruthven13

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    Something tells me that is not an option. On the Lincoln, does the position of the motor get in the way for you at all?
     
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    i've never used one to grease heavy equipment, but it never got in my way on cars or trucks and they can be pretty tight sometimes..
     
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    I use one of the Lincolns on my fire trucks. They work great and make the jobs go faster. The thing is a life saver when greasing the turntables on the ladders.
     
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    Get the Lincoln kit with the extra battery, and then get the 12 volt charger; mount it in your truck, and you're set.
    It will force grease through zerks that a hand pump won't, and if you have clearance issues, add another length of hose.
    I got mine three years ago, and I rarely use a hand pump now.
    Jimbo
     
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    thats all my bud that works down at the docks uses is a cordless grease gun. he works on so many different pieces of equipment all around the dock area that a air style is too difficult and he might not allways have air. a manual is too much work for how often he uses one. his is a snap-on I believe.
     
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    Thank you for all the replies. Hopefully I can make a decision and will find one in my stocking this Christmas!
     
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    also, if you run into a stuck zerk, check out part number "ufree1" from snapon... uses a light grease to bust clogs...
     
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    I've used both electric and air grease guns...don't like them. I like manual pump guns so I can tell if grease is going in or not, and can feel the amount of resistance the bearing/bushing has as far as taking the grease.

    Come on guys, you should have at least one hand up to the task of a manual gun.:haha:
     
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    On larger equipment, a manual just takes too much time. The longer the equipment is down, the less money it's making for the owner. On my fire trucks, a truck being down can result in the loss of a structure.

    Most of the electrics have a small indicator to show how much grease is going through the gun.

    Just my .02
     
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    I have two combines, not much equipment that I know of even have near as much zerts to grease. I can go just as fast with a manual as I can electric, and faster than air.
     
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    That explains it. You only have two...:wink1:
     
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    And two bank outs that go along with them... and one guy to service everything every 10hrs. I probably grease 100 zerts per day when I have the equipment in the field.
     
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    Glad to hear about someone actually taking care of their equipment! I worked for a rental company for a while. People that usually rented the equipment never took care of it. We were always under a time crunch to get the equipment serviced/repaired and back out into the next customer's hands.
     

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