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Old 06-03-2014, 07:21 AM
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Best grease gun/tip?

Ive had terrible luck lately. Broke my old reliable, bought a new one and it broke when i put it together. Returned that and bought the more expensive PT one. That worked for 15 minutes until it yanked the zerk out of my harley rake. Is there something im doing wrong? Is there a better gun/tip im missing! Help!
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:28 AM
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I really like the lincoln electric battery powered guns. I've always been happy with the job they do. I will say that they last one we bought had a pretty marginal whip and tip. I don't know what to recommend for a tip, though I suppose like most things, you get what you pay for.
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Central pneumatic has served me well so far. Some of us just don't have good luck
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:38 AM
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I've never been happy with Zerk fittings. Either the gun makes a mess, or it is a tug of war to get the nozzle off.
You made me do a google search, and I found this:
http://www.amazon.com/LockNLube-Grea.../dp/B00H7LPKKU

Anyone have one of these that can say if it's good or not?
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I've never been happy with Zerk fittings. Either the gun makes a mess, or it is a tug of war to get the nozzle off.
You made me do a google search, and I found this:
http://www.amazon.com/LockNLube-Grea.../dp/B00H7LPKKU

Anyone have one of these that can say if it's good or not?
Grease adaptors are adjustable. At least most of the better ones are
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Grease adaptors are adjustable. At least most of the better ones are
Correct. I've never had a Zerk coupler that wasn't.

But if I make it tight enough to not leak, it won't pull off the nipple. If I leave it loose enough to pull off the nipple, it oozes grease (more oozes as the pressure goes up, until eventually with a clogged fitting, all the grease shoots out, but none gets in). I suppose I could tighten it when on the nipple, then loosen it before I remove it, but that's a royal pain. This would do that in one simple step, but I'm not looking forward to spending $30 for one.

I think part of my issue is that I use grease guns with a hose. With a solid tube, it is easier to get the tip tighter and still be able to pull it off the nipple. With a hose, you don't get as much leverage.
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Lincoln battery powered . ONLY way to go . 200 bucks and your done. TSC will even do a 3 yr warranty for 15 bucks , will hand you a new one. Best money I have ever spent. Now I kick myself for not doing it long before I did
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:55 PM
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I really like the lincoln electric battery powered guns. I've always been happy with the job they do. I will say that they last one we bought had a pretty marginal whip and tip. I don't know what to recommend for a tip, though I suppose like most things, you get what you pay for.
What these guys said.

I have 2 and will never be without one again.
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