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Milwaukee M18 grease gun

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Seabass, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Seabass

    Seabass Well-Known Member

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    I own a few M18 Milwaukee tools, 3/4 fuel impact being my favorite. That said, im curious if any of you own or have used the M18 grease gun. I would want to know how well it tightened up tracks (tensioners) on mid size excavators and dozers? If it had the power/pressure to perform such tasks? Thank you.
     
  2. DB2

    DB2 Senior Member

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    We are loving our FUEL tools as well so I am curious about this too. Hopefully someone has some feedback.
     
  3. wrc

    wrc Well-Known Member

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    I got the m12 grease gun I love it and it tightens tracks on my excavator just fine. I'm sure the 18 has even more power, but my 12v works great for all I need and 1 battery will shoot 4 tubes of grease
     
  4. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 Senior Member

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    I use an m18 at work. Works good I just wish he would put a better tip on it. Like the lock n lube locking tip. Overall the gun is great. guys at work dont clean it or anything so its a pain to use without getting dirty .
     
  5. lumberjack

    lumberjack Senior Member

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    It works great, in low range it can produce up to 10k psi, tracks are no problem.
     
  6. murfdog

    murfdog Well-Known Member

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    They work great, I've got several of them. They work better than my memory hence the need to have one in all my trucks so I don't have to remember to grab one.
     
  7. bam1968

    bam1968 Senior Member

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    About 3 years ago I was in the market for a new grease gun. At that time I had a number of Lincoln and a couple of Alemite guns that seemed to work ok but constantly had battery issues. So, after reading some reviews and talking to some people I thought I would try a Millwaukee. I went with the M12 only because it seemed like it was described as being a little more of 'industrial type' tool' than the M18. That all being said, I can't say a bad word about the M12 after being used daily on mid sized dozers, excavators and scrapers for about 3 years. Other than the zipper on the case it comes in, which is kind of a minor detail in my book. Just my $.02
     
  8. JS300

    JS300 Senior Member

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    I have the M12 and it works great. Tightens the dozer chains just fine. I think the most impressive thing though is how it empties a tube of grease. I bet there isn't a spoonfull left, my old grease gun wasted allot of grease.
     
  9. wrwtexan

    wrwtexan Senior Member

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    I just bought one for greasing a customer's cotton harvesting equipment and have been really impressed with it. The one supplied battery lasts a long time and has plenty of pressure in the low speed, and is very fast in high speed. I had to replace a D5M track adjuster right after I bought it and was happily amazed at how it tightened the track back up in no time! Not having to be in a position to operate a lever gun or tire my hand out with a pistol grip is really nice.