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cat2
11-22-2007, 07:10 PM
How would this grease gun be?
http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_10551_10001_36378_-1______?rFlag=true&cFlag=1

RockSet N' Grade
11-22-2007, 08:32 PM
That sucker is kinda large in size. I use a Lincoln 12 v. and it has worked the last 3 years just fine. During winter I keep the grease and gun in the garage (which stays very warm) and have had no problems pumping. That gun to me would take up too much tool box room. I am sure Tim from Tool Time would have that one.

cat2
11-22-2007, 08:43 PM
Ahh Tool Time. I love that show. I'm not worried about the size.

P.Services
11-22-2007, 09:57 PM
go get a lincoln

cat2
11-22-2007, 10:00 PM
go get a lincoln

yea thats what I was thinking. How much did you pay for yours and were did you get it?

Gravel Rat
11-22-2007, 10:05 PM
Whats wrong with a regular grease gun you got two hands. A regular grease gun is reliable and its cheap. You wouldn't catch me spending 150 dollars for a grease gun when you can buy a good quality Lincoln manually operated gun with a 20 inch long hose on it. I used to grease 3 tandem gravel trucks front to back everyday and the rubber tired backhoe I operated.

P.Services
11-22-2007, 10:08 PM
$180 for the gun charger and two batteries. northern tool

P.Services
11-22-2007, 10:09 PM
thats the 12 volt price they have a 14.4 volt for $200

cat2
11-22-2007, 10:13 PM
OK thanks. greasing can be a pain sometimes

P.Services
11-22-2007, 10:14 PM
when your trying to hold it on the greese zerk with one hand as hard as you can and then trying to pump against the ground using your other hand your waisting time and energy. they are faster and easier to use. time is money and if you can get into that truck 10 min. sooner thats money in your pocket.

cat2
11-22-2007, 10:18 PM
this is the one I want
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200320629_200320629

Gravel Rat
11-22-2007, 10:58 PM
Talk about a bunch of pansies :laugh:

I guess some of you haven't spend any time being a full time mechanic. I know if you asked one of the contractors do you have a battery powered grease gun they would either laugh or smack you in the head.

Its up to you but I wouldn't buy anything but Lincoln brand grease guns they last the longest.

dozerman21
11-22-2007, 11:38 PM
Talk about a bunch of pansies :laugh:

I guess some of you haven't spend any time being a full time mechanic. I know if you asked one of the contractors do you have a battery powered grease gun they would either laugh or smack you in the head.

Its up to you but I wouldn't buy anything but Lincoln brand grease guns they last the longest.

Do they also have square wheels on their trucks? I do all my own maintenance and I've used a Lincoln battery powered gun for the past 4 or 5 years. I wouldn't even think of switching back to a pump gun... and I guarantee you I woulndn't get smacked!:drinkup:

Scag48
11-23-2007, 03:25 AM
We bought a cheap 12V gun last year that pumped well when it worked, but I was never able to purge the line of air after throwing a new tube in. Finally got tired of messing with it. My buddy has a 14V Lincoln and that's where it's at. Get 2 batteries as well.

RockSet N' Grade
11-23-2007, 07:37 AM
If I was to do it again, I would get the Lincoln 14 v as well. As far as spending the $150 or $180.......it is money well spent in saving your time and energy.

Joe74
11-23-2007, 08:34 AM
I bought my lincoln 14.4 from toolrage.com. They had the best price I found. I love it.

SiteSolutions
11-23-2007, 09:18 AM
I just have one machine to grease right now and I found myself on the verge of agreeing with Gravel Rat! ;)

But a bigger operation would not think of maintaining a fleet of machines with a hand held manually operated grease gun. The big boys buy grease in 15 gallon buckets and pump it with air.

The electric grease gun might be a good compromise between ease of use and affordability. Might have to get one next year when the money starts flowing again.

tallrick
11-23-2007, 11:09 AM
In the shop I worked in we had an Alemite system for fleet maintenance but used hand pumps for field work. Eventually we turned an old worn out uni-loader into a tool wagon, and mounted an air compressor for filling tires. I would use a Lincoln 1160 pneumatic gun with that setup. At home nowadays I use the same type of gun bought for 1.00 at a yard sale.

cat2
11-23-2007, 12:12 PM
Tractor supply has a 12 volt lincoln. And 15 % off. Would this one be any good

Gravel Rat
11-23-2007, 02:03 PM
If your going to buy something buy one that will last you. Like they say spend more money now than spending more later. Also buy one that is tough because grease guns see some abuse. You are eventually going to drop it etc.

RockSet N' Grade
11-23-2007, 03:33 PM
The 12 volt would be sufficient. The 14 v would be my first choice. I would buy an extra battery to go with it along with an extra whip.

cat2
11-23-2007, 04:54 PM
Hey that is kind of what i thought. I will keep the batteries charged up. All of my grease zerks pump easy there not plugged or anything like that. So the 12 volt should do just fine. I'll let you no if I get it tomorrow

cat2
11-23-2007, 05:50 PM
The 14 volt has 1,500 more psi than the 12 volt.

qps
11-23-2007, 09:01 PM
I bought a lincoln 14 volt and wouldn't go back to a pump gun again:hammerhead:...to get the air out of it, all you do is un screw it until only a few threads holds in on...then pump...works everytime...for me....I think the economy in GR's area doesn't support battery grease guns:canadaflag:

cat2
11-23-2007, 09:03 PM
:laugh: So do you think the 12 volt would do

cat2
11-25-2007, 01:04 PM
Got my 12 volt lincoln. Have to get the battery charged up and go greasing:):laugh:

cat2
11-25-2007, 05:17 PM
On the battery is said to charge it for 12 hours. So i put it on the charger for a few hours and the green light came on saying that it is fully charged. So I went out and tried it out. It sure works good. Plenty of power. So should I leave the battery on overnight or run it down and then charge it up again:confused:

Gravel Rat
11-25-2007, 06:39 PM
Any battery powered tools the battery should be run down low to almost dead then recharge it. I learned that from the carpenters I worked for any of their Dewalt battery powered drills etc they wanted the battery completely dead.

Usually anytime you get a new battery you should leave it charged overnight.