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Best air grease gun and tips.

Discussion in 'Lubrication' started by auen1, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. auen1

    auen1 Well-Known Member

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    That worked out GREAT!
    My job is getting easier and cleaner

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  2. willie59

    willie59 Super Moderator

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    Good to hear it worked well for you. I've learned a few tricks in doing a lifetime of work. :drinkup
     
  3. curb guy

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    Glad I'm not the only one to use the Lock 'n Lube. Bought my first one somewhere, can't remember. The next day I called the place back and got 10 more. Worth every nickel!
     
  4. auen1

    auen1 Well-Known Member

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    Just an update.
    I put the locknlube coupler on our lube truck.
    I thought it was the best thing out there.
    We have 3 lubber guys, only 1 didn't like it.
    Anyhow the tip lasted about a week before the handle to lock it, broke.
    Before I had a chance to fix it,
    someone threw it away.

    I don't think I''ll be buying the company any more couplers......
     
  5. alb3rton

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    You can't go wrong with lock-n lube tips. I'm very pleased how they work.
     
  6. auen1

    auen1 Well-Known Member

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    I get that some guys are rough on equipment, but a $30 grease coulper should last more than a week.
     
  7. DIYDAVE

    DIYDAVE Senior Member

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    What I want know is what kind of neanderthal grease monkey can break a locknlube tip in a week, and still have his job?o_Oo_O
     
  8. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

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    Ahha, watson, a clue: I've seen guys purposefully destroy stuff they don't like, then it disappears, so it doesn't come back around again.
     
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  9. Tenwheeler

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    The Graco FireBall 425 is a good unit but I am not sure if that is a 50 or 80 to one. The 306-517 is a fifty to one rated for 160 psi air pressure and 8000 psi fluid pressure. The 306-554 is an eighty to one pump. It is rated for 80 psi air and 6400 lbs fluid pressure. Yes the higher ratio pump generates less pressure. They have about a 4 inch piston.
    The Alemite 7785 is a 40-1 pump. Rated at 200 psi air and 8000 psi grease pressure. The 7786 is a 75 to 1 pump with about a 6 inch piston. It is rated for 100 psi air pressure and 7500 fluid pressure. Volume is massive with it's 2" down tube. It's brother the 7795 is an 80 to one rated for 8,000 psi. The 8540 and 8541 are - were good 75-1 pumps with 3 inch piston rated at 7500 psi. I do not care for the PML and Ram pumps as much.
    The Lincoln 81685-83513 are a 2 1/2 piston 50-1 pump. They do a better job of picking up heavy grease than some other similar sized pumps. Have a low tolerance for trash in grease, require disassembly and clean out. I don't have their specs but the pressure rating is pretty high.
     
  10. Tenwheeler

    Tenwheeler Active Member

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    Looks like a flow control valve, Northern tool?
     
  11. GregsHD

    GregsHD Senior Member

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    Anyone ever seen these locking tips? http://univer-co.net/en/products/lock-on-grease-coupler/

    Maybe only in canada, they sell like hot cakes at the local industrial supplier.

    I like them so far, very compact and simple.

    They make pressure release valves for grease guns as well.
     
  12. DIYDAVE

    DIYDAVE Senior Member

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    Lock and lube appears to the the original, there's been numerous threads with it as the subject.:cool:

    How much does this version cost?
     
  13. Jonas302

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    they all made fun of my first lock and lube now the crew will not accept a gun without one
     
  14. GregsHD

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    Paid $30 CAD for the univer-co coupler. Looks to be quality build unit. Will see how it lasts...
     
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    92U 3406 Well-Known Member

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    I still use a pistol grip grease gun :(
     
  16. willie59

    willie59 Super Moderator

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    Looks like a neat coupler GregsHD, many years ago I wondered why someone didn't come up with a grease coupler that works like an air line quick connect coupler, looks like that one does just that. I might just search it out and give it a try, but I'm sure happy with the Lock N Lube coupler. It's all about "building a better mouse trap".
     
  17. DIYDAVE

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    looks like they're both about the same $ but the new one appears to be Canada only, per their dist map...