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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2021, 09:40:12 PM »

Seriously, there needs to be a rule...   ;/

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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2021, 10:04:49 PM »

Unless there are instructions to the contrary I am greasing until I see good grease pushing out.

Generally not recommended.  This is how you blow out bearing seals.  Number one killer of bearings:  Foreign matter contamination.  Number two: overgreasing.  Once you've blown the seal (ha ha, let's get the joke out of the way now), now you do have to overgrease til death do you part.

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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #52 on: August 29, 2021, 10:23:55 PM »

Generally not recommended.  This is how you blow out bearing seals.  Number one killer of bearings:  Foreign matter contamination.  Number two: overgreasing.  Once you've blown the seal (ha ha, let's get the joke out of the way now), now you do have to overgrease til death do you part.

If you have a tractor from the '40's, the seals are all dry rotted so seeing grease is a good thing. It keeps the water out.
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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2021, 08:39:47 PM »

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If you have a Chevy Equinox, and I'm not sure which year, check to see if it is one of the things that is prone to the line out of the PCV catching water and then freezing - at which point the engine builds up enough pressure to make the rear seal very unhappy, and then you catastrophically lose ALL your oil...
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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2021, 09:29:24 PM »

That is minty veggie oil to you, sir.  Good day.

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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #55 on: November 26, 2021, 01:01:24 PM »

Do they have a pumpkin spice offering?

Fall is here, so time to check again. 
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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #56 on: November 26, 2021, 03:34:58 PM »

The best luck I've ever had with a grease gun is with the lever type. If you loosen(unscrew) the chuck a little bit, it'll slip on the zerk quite easily. Before you pump, however, don't forget to snug it up before you pump. With the chuck firmly snugged up, you can apply a lot of pressure without it leaking. Don't forget to loosen the chuck before you try to disengage it from the zerk.

Be careful with those zerk fittings that are just pressed in. They'll pop out with the slightest side load or pull on them. I replace all of those with threaded zerks.

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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #57 on: November 27, 2021, 12:49:33 AM »

 I spent hours last night on the SKF site. Bearings are complicated.  They have driver and puller sets that are really something. And induction heaters to warm up bearings. 

 my problem with grease guns is remembering what grease is in them, and what the application is. low speed high load high pressure? High speed machine tool spindle? etc etc.

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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2021, 08:07:40 AM »

There are zerks on my Bridgeport. For pumping oil to the ways... Idjits pump grease into them, then  you have to clean everything out.

As for grease? I like Lucas Red'n'Tacky...
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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2021, 09:26:12 AM »

I spent hours last night on the SKF site. Bearings are complicated.  They have driver and puller sets that are really something. And induction heaters to warm up bearings. 

 my problem with grease guns is remembering what grease is in them, and what the application is. low speed high load high pressure? High speed machine tool spindle? etc etc.

We have a bearing heater at work but you can also use a toaster oven or a fry daddy with appropriate oil to heat them

I have a good video of me heating up a decent size $1000 bearing and dropping it into place I will try to upload it. We also use liquid nitrogen to shrink s
races for easy drop in
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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #60 on: November 27, 2021, 03:39:35 PM »

I chickened out and decided not to buy the Milwaukee electric grease gun.  I already have the batteries and charger even, but I just don't have that many things that need grease.
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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #61 on: November 27, 2021, 03:45:33 PM »

I chickened out and decided not to buy the Milwaukee electric grease gun.  I already have the batteries and charger even, but I just don't have that many things that need grease.

Itís worth it if you do gain stuff that needs greased frequently, even a compact tractor if for nothing else it encourages frequent greasing due to the ease of use. When itís time to repack hydraulic cylinders a well greased loader means the pins almost fall out when taking them apart. Too many of our customers donít make the operators grease properly and we end up having to burn pins out with a thermal lance. 

A good alternative if one has air is a $75 Lincoln pnuematic grease gun those also work very well.
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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #62 on: November 27, 2021, 04:03:21 PM »

Dammit, Jim, I'm a pilot not a mechanic.  I can't be trusted with power tools.    :laugh:

So tempted to buy that Milwaukee grease gun.  Are you a dealer?  Or just a pimp?  Who pays your commission?   :rofl:
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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #63 on: November 27, 2021, 04:11:37 PM »

Dammit, Jim, I'm a pilot not a mechanic.  I can't be trusted with power tools.    :laugh:

So tempted to buy that Milwaukee grease gun.  Are you a dealer?  Or just a pimp?  Who pays your commission?   :rofl:

I have found the electric grease gun life changing. Buy it. Do it. Do it. Do it now.

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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #64 on: November 27, 2021, 05:05:14 PM »

I prefer the pneumatic grease guns over electric, but then I usually have a compressor running when I need grease anyway.
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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #65 on: November 28, 2021, 08:00:31 AM »

Dammit, Jim, I'm a pilot not a mechanic.  I can't be trusted with power tools.    :laugh:

So tempted to buy that Milwaukee grease gun.  Are you a dealer?  Or just a pimp?  Who pays your commission?   :rofl:

Iím just a lazy mechanic who likes to get the most work done for the least effort LOL we do a lot of rent returns and dragging out the big pnuematic grease keg and dealing with its hose or using a manual gun sucks. The Milwaukee also actually puts out an honest 10k PSI and is a great clog buster.

After you get your grease gun let me tell you about the M12 ratchet, the mid torque impact, and the high torque impactsÖoh and the work lights donít let me forget those!
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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #66 on: November 28, 2021, 12:14:14 PM »

I just spent a couple of hours converting my Kubota from summer ops to winter ops.  Mower deck and loader come off, snow blower goes on.  Everything gets washed off and lubed up.  I ran out of grease halfway through the project and had to change the tube on the manual grease gun.  What a pain in the ass.

All of that lead me to this:  Just ordered that Milwaukee electric grease gun.  Even If I use it only twice a year, it will be worth it.

Now I'm looking at those electric ratchets.

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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #67 on: November 28, 2021, 01:06:25 PM »

I just spent a couple of hours converting my Kubota from summer ops to winter ops.  Mower deck and loader come off, snow blower goes on.  Everything gets washed off and lubed up.  I ran out of grease halfway through the project and had to change the tube on the manual grease gun.  What a pain in the ass.

All of that lead me to this:  Just ordered that Milwaukee electric grease gun.  Even If I use it only twice a year, it will be worth it.

Now I'm looking at those electric ratchets.

Boomhauer really should work on commission.

You'll love it.

I want to hear more about the electric ratchets and worklights as well. I just picked up a cordless worklight at Costco this last week, since it was $15 off, but I haven't tried it yet. For "under the truck" I've either been using my bigger corded worklight, which is just too dang bright, or those flex arm lights that come with cordless tool sets, which are just too dang dark.

This one is modular so I can use pieces of it in hard to get to areas, but I'd like to hear the Boomhauer's opinion.

https://www.costco.com/epower-360-rechargeable-led-worklight-%2526-spotlight.product.100729951.html
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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #68 on: November 28, 2021, 05:02:04 PM »

You'll love it.

I want to hear more about the electric ratchets and worklights as well. I just picked up a cordless worklight at Costco this last week, since it was $15 off, but I haven't tried it yet. For "under the truck" I've either been using my bigger corded worklight, which is just too dang bright, or those flex arm lights that come with cordless tool sets, which are just too dang dark.

This one is modular so I can use pieces of it in hard to get to areas, but I'd like to hear the Boomhauer's opinion.

https://www.costco.com/epower-360-rechargeable-led-worklight-%2526-spotlight.product.100729951.html

Pretty much any of the LED work lights these days are pretty good and there are a ton of choices. Bright, long lasting batteries, and tons of different styles. Because I have to put my light where Iím working and sometimes in what Iím working on I use some small Astro Pnuematic rechargeable lights. They have magnetic and hook bases for sticking to or hanging and flex at the base of the lightbar portion. The really cool part about them is they use a wireless charging pad that magnetically holds them and the pad sticks to your toolbox or a column so no screwing with charging cords and USB lights.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/apt-52sl?seid=srese1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsdHCvYa89AIVlaCGCh2KIgFiEAQYAiABEgLTPfD_BwE


For the cordless ratchets Milwaukee makes a family of great ones, three different generations and short and long neck. They arenít torque powerhouses but they are great for running down bolts and then you final tighten by hand. Harbor freight, Husky, Makita also make their own versions and I am not sure about DeWalt. They also donít scream like the air ratchets do.

Milwaukee also makes a right angle impact wrench putting more torque out but fitting in places that the regular impacts donít. Several brands offer an air version.

More and more previously pnuematic or electric tools are going cordless with the advances in power over the last few years. Milwaukee and IR even make battery powered 1Ē impacts. They arenít as powerful as air but they come fairly close without dragging an airline behind you.



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Re: Lets Talk Grease Guns
« Reply #69 on: November 29, 2021, 04:09:46 PM »

All of a sudden the most important grease gun factor became this-"do not waste grease". yikes.

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