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Need a grease gun and grease recommendation.

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by edgephoto, May 9, 2020.

  1. DB2

    DB2 Senior Member

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    We have a similar unit to fill our Milwaukee gun. Works well.
     
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  2. CM1995

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    Our grease tubes are plastic and we refill them from our 80 lb air kegs from time to time. Works great with a Milwaukee 18V.

    DB2 do you have a part # or a link on that piece?
     
  3. cosmaar1

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    I purchased a makita a few months back. I’ve put about 5-6 tubes through and I’m fairly happy. Every once in a while I lose a prime when switching a tube, but I’m sure that’s user error. I’m not used to the sound when empty yet.
     
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    Does the Makita have a button to prime with?

    The Milwaukee has an air release button on the side that lets the air out. Put a new tube in, hit the trigger and push the button on the side until the air comes out and a little grease pushes then it's good to go.
     
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    As far as getting grease everywhere I have my collection of stained shirts that I shouldn't have been wearing at the time but just 1/2 dozen or so..

    Now this stuff will search me out on the jobsite and get somewhere on me that I cannot see until it has ruined my clothes and the truck seat. A bucket of this can be opened clear across a 100 acre site and I WILL have some on me before I go home..

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    I am certain that Satan himself created this vile concoction.
     
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    We had open 5 gallon buckets of koprcote for doping connections on drill pipe. That stuff ends up on everything. One dab will cover a person if they aren't careful about getting it off. Coveralls, Jean's, shorts, office chairs, truck seats, etc all end up with their share after a short while
     
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    DB2 do you have a part # or a link on that piece?[/QUOTE]

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    I believe this is what we went with. I’ll ask my mechanic tomorrow to make sure.
     
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    That's good to hear. I was thinking about getting the Makita.
     
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    I like that Lucas oil mine grease. I'd be curious how the Mobil works out for you.
     
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    Looks like the Makita and Milwaukee are the same price on Amazon.
     
  11. cosmaar1

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    Yes it has a valve that you can spin to do what you mentioned. I just had a lot of air in it because I didn’t realize it was out.
     
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    I bought mine from tractor supply around Christmas. They had the whole kit for 199. I couldn’t believe it. The kit has the gun, case, battery, and charger. It was cheaper than just buying the tool itself.
     
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    I have a buddy that runs Makita. He hates the grease gun, says Milwaukee is so much better it's no comparison.

    I run 20 V Lincoln for greasing. I'm all Milwaukee tools, but will not own a grease gun. I have two guns, and four 3 amh batteries. The bigger batteries are key. Those little 1.5s that come with the gun are not the answer.
     
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    CM1995- I think your bucket that can get you from a hundred yards somehow manages to get me too! I can just look at my backhoe and somehow get greasy.
     
  15. StumpyWally

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    My gun doesn't leak, but I do get some leakage sometimes around the fitting in the lock'n'lube. This can lead to some grease covering over time.

    Otherwise, it sounds like many of you get just just as greasy as i do!!