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Battery Powered Grease Gun

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by cosmaar1, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. cosmaar1

    cosmaar1 Senior Member

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    Hello folks.

    I would like to get some opinions on what battery powered grease guns you might prefer as my days with the manual pump is almost over.

    i’ve been doing a lot of research lately about battery powered grease guns and have come across the normal brands…… Dewalt, Milwaukee, Ryobi, and now Makita. I guess Makita finally decided to release one a few months ago.

    Long story short, all of my tools are Makita, but theirs is more expensive than the other brands. Should I just suck up and buy that one because it fits with the rest of my tools, or is another brand worth it. I’ve always read great things about Milwaukee tools, but when I bought my tool kit 6+ years ago, I decided to go with Makita at the time. I’m not hellbent I’m staying with Makita, I just want the best gun that will work for my backhoe.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.
     
  2. edgephoto

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    My two cents.......If it was me I would get the Mikita. I have been switching all my cordless stuff over to Milwaukee. I had all different brands of battery tools. Always got whatever was the best deal. Got tired of 4 different systems and voltages. With mismatched stuff you need 2 batteries so one can be charging while you use the other one. Gets silly after a while.

    I chose Milwaukee because I have owned many of their corded tools, some are close to 40 years old and still work as new. Any of the name brands are good. Each has it's strengths and weaknesses.
     
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    Only thing better than a oil tread is a grease thread. I rock DeWalt & Milwaukee. Milwaukee is nicer. Both brands have held up to severe duty service.

    We just had a 87 page thread on this subject.
     
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  4. cosmaar1

    cosmaar1 Senior Member

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    Would you mind sharing the link? I did a search and didn’t see much.

    thanks!
     
  5. old-iron-habit

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    I have a 10+ year old Lincoln and a 4 year old 18V Milwaukee. Both good grease guns still although I like the longer hose on the Milwaukee most of the time. I also like that you can set the number of pumps per trigger pull if you desire. It's a nice feature when greasing a couple dozen or more fitting that only need a few pumps each.
     
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    I used to sell the electric Lincoln guns. The gun itself is decent. The batteries are proprietary and hit or miss on quality. The biggest customer complaint was batteries & chargers.
    I could probably put a couple good Lincoln kits together if I rebuilt some batteries.
     
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    I’ve got Dewalt and I’m very happy with it. I’ve standardized on all Dewalt, mainly for the common battery issue.
     
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    I have two old Lincolns but the batteries are shot. Was thinking of getting the Makita aas I have all Makita cordless tools as well. I did see replacement Lincoln batteries on Amazon but was wondering about their quality?
     
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    I have the Dewalt. When I bought mine Home Depot had a lower price than Tractor Supply but no stock. TS had it in stock and I had a 10% off coupon. TS matched the HD ad and gave me the 10% discount off the matched price.

    The supplied 4 ah battery rarely needs charging.

    Most of my cordless tools are C3 Craftsman. As I expand I have been buying and been satisfied with the Dewalt tools. I also bought an adapter to use the 20v Dewalt batteries on my C3 tools.

    I switched my C3 to lithium long ago. Those batteries have outlasted the nicad 10 fold.
     
  11. cosmaar1

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    You actually just gave me an idea..... if I decided to go with a Milwaukee tool I could buy a battery adaptor!

    Maybe that's something to look into...... hmmmmm :eek:
     
  12. Tinkerer

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    If you already have a preferred brand of batteries and a charger, a bare gun are usually available on eBay at a decent price.
    I bought a Dewalt 20 volt gun on eBay a lot cheaper than anywhere I looked on the internet.
    I already had a 20 volt Dewalt drill/driver.
     
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  13. Jonas302

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    the makita looks like a nice grease gun if that's your preferred battery system give it a try
     
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    It's the same battery as black and decker uses if that makes sense.
     
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    I have been buying Dewalt. They have been ok. Sometimes getting them to pressurize back up after changing into a new tube of grease is a challenge. Maybe they are all like that. The battery situation seems to dictate the grease gun, once your bought in into a brand which I guess is their idea.
     
  16. crane operator

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    I have a lincoln I quit using because of the oddball batteries. I have dewalt now, which corresponds to my cordless tools.

    The dewalt is nothing special, I get good battery life and don't have any issues after new cartridges like KSSS is talking about. But I keep all my grease in the shop and the boxes and tubes upright- he probably does a lot of field greasing, and then its easy to have the tubes lay on their side in the truck, and that can cause problems. That may not be his issue, but I have had that in my shop if the box gets laid over.

    I say the dewalt is nothing special, just because I don't think its better or worse than any other battery grease gun. BUT- any battery grease gun is miles and miles ahead of a hand gun, if you spend any amount of time greasing. I hate spending time greasing, and if you're pumping out 3 or 4 tubes, the battery guns are a massive improvement.
     
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    The Milwaukee lady at the Milwaukee store inside the Anchorage Home Depot is a hotty and smells nice. And She talks to me. So, theres that. Gave me a red Milwaukee t shirt this one time.
     
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    I have tried the Amazon batteries for my cordless Lincoln guns, I have two, I leave one in my shop and take one with me in the truck. I tend to think leaving the batteries on the charger always does the batteries no good, OEM or aftermarket. The Amazon batteries seem ok at best. After having some newer Milwaukee stuff I'm tempted to just buy one of their guns due to the way the batteries hold a charge and seem to last a long time. As far as the re-loading goes, I find that if I don't run the gun totally empty it primes much easier. I also find leaving the tube a few turns loose helps to bleed any air.
     
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    I still use hand lever guns. You guys are spoiled lol
     
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    Well......... it seems to me that if you live in Anchorage you may want to check out a Milwaukee at the Home Depot. Otherwise I would go with the Makita. In fact, I just went with the Makita because I have a slew of the Makita batteries. At $100 apiece for a battery after you pick a brand it seems like you get locked into it. So far I've been happy with all the Makita tools I own, and I as I think about it that's over 20 different tools. I paid 220 some for the grease gun only on Amazon. I also bought these new lock and lube grease gun tips ...... we will see how they work out. If you can wait 2 weeks I'll give you an honest review on what I think of the grease gun. We go through a box of 10 tubes a week. So I should have a good idea after next week. I hope it's not a power hog like the Makita reciprocating saws. If so the guys will have to carry 2 extra batteries with them.
     
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