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Which electric grease gun #4603121
12/14/17 06:30 AM
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I have been researching electric cordless grease gun. I have always used a manual one. I now have an excavator and have a need for one now. It seems Milwaukee,Dewalt and Lincoln are most popular.I wish Ridgid tools made one since I have a 5 piece lithiun set already. The cost should remain $200 and under. My research shows the Milwaukee 12v seems to be the best bargain for about $165 for the kit on ebay. What are you using?

Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty] #4603199
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How about a pneumatic one?

I cannot justify a cordless grease gun. But I have a few grease guns, mainly for chassis grease and Marine grease.


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Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: Donald] #4603221
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I have had the DeWalt and Lincoln..kinda hated both after using them for awhile. I used them on a small fleet of dump trucks that were greased once a week. I have also had a few pneumatics as well

I like the hand squeeze best and it has never let me down, nor pushed too much. I also like to 'feel' when a fitting is clogged so that i can remedy the problem. Pic below is what im talking about.


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I have the hand type and it works good. My excavator will be left out in the woods 3/4 mile from compressed air so a pneumatic is out. Being that an excavator will take a lot more grease especially when it is thick and cold there is no joy in squeezing that lever. That is why I am looking towards an electric one.

Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty] #4603489
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I bought both the Lincoln and Dewalt at NAPA. both had issues and i just swapped them out.. the dewalt got really heavy laying under the trucks and tight places both were a pain due to size and awkwardness. If i had to make a living greasing i would go with the lincoln.

FWIW the motor sound is decently loud so you dont really hear the grease popping thru the seals, so overgreasing was an issue. If a fitting is blocked you have alot of grease to deal with spewing because it wont take.. so more rags are needed and of course u will use more grease than the hand gun due to both above.

Pneumatics are the worst because of the hose getting caught on everything and awkwardness.

Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty] #4603493
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I wondered about the need for a power grease gun. Until I read about the situation. Meantime keep your gun stashed in the engine bay some place. Charlie used to have an ancient Bucyrus-Erie track shovel. That thing had fittings that he hit before using for anything. Lotsa them. grin2


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Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty] #4603503
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All good points. Maybe I will look into a better hand pump grease gun.

Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty] #4604037
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I've owned the Alemite 14.4v, Milwaukee M12 and currently the Dewalt 20V. Alemite's pump died after 2 years. Milwaukee was terrible to bleed so I sold that one. Currently very happy with the Dewalt no issues yet.

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I see the Alemite 555e pistol grip on ebay sold as a Carquest product for about $36. This seems like a good deal. I have been using a cheap Walmart grease guns for years. This may be a step up from what I have been using.

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You'll probably want a different grease coupler for the Alemite gun. The ones that come with the guns are not that great.

Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty] #4632584
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I am currently using a Milwaukee 12V and am happy with its performance. I avoid introducing air pockets when filling the gun by using a grease dispenser pump mounted on a 5 gallon pail of grease.
http://www.zeeline.com/grease-gun-filler-pumps.html


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Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty] #4670830
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Well I got a good deal on the Dewalt 20v lion grease gun. This thing is fantastic. Effortless and powerful. Not sure why I waited so long to get one. The best feature is the variable trigger. I can put out the tiniest amount if needed. There is zero downside to owning one. Great tool.

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I have a Lincoln, and works great.


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