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Username Post: Whats Everybody Using For A Grease Gun?        (Topic#359393)
Blueseasons 
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01-06-20 02:12 PM - Post#2783834    

A few years ago I tossed my full-size grease gun when I sold my 52 PU. Stupid move. I hadnt bought this Chevy yet. I have been through 2 of those smaller hand sized ones thinking one might be better than the other and they are both a nightmare to use. They waste grease they are messy and time consuming. I like to keep everything lubed on my 88 k1500 but I dread doing it. Back in the day any Service Station would grease a front end up for a few bucks but not anymore.



 
someotherguy 
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01-06-20 03:31 PM - Post#2783839    
    In response to Blueseasons

I have a love-hate relationship with grease guns. I asked years ago in the "Garage" section and despite some good responses, I still ended up buying a POS because I was in a bind and needed to do some maintenance.

https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?t...

Richard

06 Silverado ISS / 06 Silverado SS / 06 300C SRT8


 
Lead sled 
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Lead sled
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01-06-20 04:22 PM - Post#2783845    
    In response to Blueseasons

I use a full size gun,with the one hand trigger,so I can use my other hand to hold the hose connection on the fitting.

Late yr model (Dec. 51 BelAir/ 52 trim), with a basically stock 67 Camaro SS350/295hp Turbo Fire Edelbrock 1405, Saginaw 4spd/355 geared 55/6 Chevy rear.2,1st place,and 1 top five award trophies so far
http://www.picturetrail.com/bris51deluxe


 
rockfangd 
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01-06-20 06:22 PM - Post#2783859    
    In response to Lead sled

I have love and hate as well.
So irritating.
The Dewalt battery operated one seems to be ok. Less work for the hassle, but higher price though

Old School GM fan FOREVER


 
Blueseasons 
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Reg: 10-13-11
01-06-20 06:27 PM - Post#2783863    
    In response to Lead sled

I'm not sure which one you are talking about. I had one like this for years and it worked fine. https://www.amazon.com/FIXSMITH-Cartridge-Pr ofessi...

I tossed it and bought one of these thinking I was moving up and Its just a time consuming mess. Grease squirts out the bottom around the plunger. It works for a short time, then air gets in the cartridge and I have to bleed it. Only a fraction of the grease gets used. The rest of it ends up everywhere.https://www.amazon.com/Plews-Edelmann-30-132 -Lubrimatic-Multi-Purpose /dp/B000G76OKW/ref=sr_1_8 2?hvadid=3527198659&h vbmt=be&hvdev=c&h vqmt=e&keywords=greas e+guns&qid=1578363788 &sr=8-82



 
rockfangd 
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01-06-20 06:33 PM - Post#2783865    
    In response to Blueseasons

My gun like your first one still works great.
Takes 2 hands or something to hold it though. But effective.

Old School GM fan FOREVER


 
Lead sled 
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Lead sled
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01-07-20 07:20 AM - Post#2783910    
    In response to Blueseasons

Let me rephrase it. It looks something like this one ( pistol grip)
https://www.amazon.com/UTOOL-Working-Coupler -Exten...

Late yr model (Dec. 51 BelAir/ 52 trim), with a basically stock 67 Camaro SS350/295hp Turbo Fire Edelbrock 1405, Saginaw 4spd/355 geared 55/6 Chevy rear.2,1st place,and 1 top five award trophies so far
http://www.picturetrail.com/bris51deluxe


 
Blueseasons 
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01-08-20 07:05 AM - Post#2783975    
    In response to Lead sled

I see that one has a mechanism for releasing air pockets. Thats my biggest issue. Will look into it.



 
bowtie44s 
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01-08-20 07:07 AM - Post#2783976    
    In response to Blueseasons

Way more expensive but this actually makes greasing fun.

https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCGG571B-20-vo lt-Lit...

Jeff

'88 Chevy K3500, aluminum head roller cam 511in³ stroker 10.5:1 compression, 96 NV 4500, 94-98 grille, 305/70-16 (33x12) BF Goodrich KM2s, 91 cluster swap


 
454cid 
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01-08-20 03:00 PM - Post#2784002    
    In response to bowtie44s

  • bowtie44s Said:
Way more expensive but this actually makes greasing fun.

https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCGG571B-20-vo lt-Lit...



I don't care about it being electric (it would be dead when I wanted it), but I do like that long hose. My manual grease gun has a hose that's about a foot long and it's too short... I end up having to old the gun up and out while trying to pump it, and keep the nozzle on the zerk.


99 K3500 RCLB


 
bowtie44s 
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01-08-20 08:09 PM - Post#2784027    
    In response to 454cid

  • 454cid Said:

I don't care about it being electric (it would be dead when I wanted it)



They are lithium ion batteries. They don't discharge setting on the shelf. I have dozens of those tools and 12 or 15 batteries so I always have plenty charged. The impacts are great. I never use my air impact anymore.

Jeff

'88 Chevy K3500, aluminum head roller cam 511in³ stroker 10.5:1 compression, 96 NV 4500, 94-98 grille, 305/70-16 (33x12) BF Goodrich KM2s, 91 cluster swap


 
grumpyvette 
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01-09-20 04:06 AM - Post#2784032    
    In response to bowtie44s

Lincoln Lubrication 1134 Heavy Duty Pistol Grip Grease Gun with Whip Hose and Rigid Pipe

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


Edited by grumpyvette on 01-09-20 04:07 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Silverado Kid 
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01-09-20 11:13 AM - Post#2784059    
    In response to Blueseasons

I bought the DeWalt 20 volt Max grease gun a couple of years ago and I would never go back to air or the manuel guns. It has a positive lock-on nozzle to go onto the zerk fitting and the rest is a piece of cake. A few bucks for sure but if you are doing your own grease and lube jobs you owe it to yourself to make the job easier and more enjoyable. And the L-ION batteries last a long time between charges.



 
gkralik3645 
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01-10-20 06:56 AM - Post#2784119    
    In response to Silverado Kid

The one I use was rescued from my dad's farm sale in 1974. It uses tubes of grease. It has a hose about a foot long and has a pistol grip. I guess it is about 60 years old and works great.

George




 
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