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The best cordless grease gun

Discussion in 'Lubrication' started by roddyo, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Essayons

    Essayons Well-Known Member

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    I use an alemite and i have had no problems with it. I do like the versatility of the M18 though with being able to have one battery type for all tools.
     
  2. nowing75

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    Are you guys happy with the m18 grinder? I have the half-inch impact and love it looking at getting the grease gun also
     
  3. mitch504

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    I bought an M18 grinder and 1/2 impact last month. I love them both. If you are going to do a LOT of grinding, get an extension cord, but for normal stuff, the M18 grinder is all you need. Doing a long grinding job, you need a lot of batteries, but other than that, it does anything a good corded 4 1/2 will.
     
  4. lumberjack

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    I've only used the grinder a handful of times, but I'm well pleased with it.
     
  5. nowing75

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    Thanks guys I'll have to add one to my collection.
     
  6. Shimmy1

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    -40 is the same Fahrenheit or Celsius. To convert Celsius to °F, multiply by 1.8 and add 32.
     
  7. mitch504

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    Yeah, -40 is the same anyway you slice it: too damn cold for me to even THINK about doing anything
     
  8. Shimmy1

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    Have you ever thrown hot water into the air at -40? Pretty neat trick.
     
  9. mitch504

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    Brother, I've never breathed at -40.

    I try to come up with excuses to stay inside at 40f.
     
  10. Shimmy1

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    Look it up on YouTube, I think it might be on there. Kind of freezes into a giant snowflake. BTW, when I say -40°, I mean -40° actual, not this mamby-pamby wind chill BS. If the wind would be blowing more than 20mph at -40, I think the wind chill would be close to -75. We had some cold last winter, -20°F for about a month straight. I don't think it got down to -40, but was close numerous times. This winter has been awesome so far, -15° for lows for about a week. It's been in 30's and 40's the last three weeks.
     
  11. jteck75

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    I used a Lincoln in my days as a field service guy,and it was a solid gun. I haven't used the Milwaukee grease gun,but their other 18V stuff is rock solid and I use them every day at work. I have no doubts the grease gun is just as good. The 12V stuff they make have been my go to tools in the shop though,they are awesome!
     
  12. dust eater

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    has anyone tried the Dewalt? I have a few of their 20 volt tools, one of which I'm really happy with the other i like but i just don,t think it's going to last.
     
  13. clintm

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    I also was wondering about the dewalt
     
  14. nowing75

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    We have a few at work for the field guys that are dewalt. Have not heard anything bad about them. But the milwalkee impact is way better.
     
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    I bought the Dewalt 20 volt. Its been a great gun.
     
  16. Shimmy1

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    Have an 18 V Dewalt. Great gun, little heavy but it PUMPS the grease out. Just make sure you throw away the coupler it comes with. Worse than a new Lincoln out of the package.
     
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    Milwaukee M18.
     
  18. Shimmy1

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    Why do All the Milwaukee guys just say "Milwaukee M18" and that's it? If you're going to have an opinion, say WHY… What do you like about them? Do you have it because you happened to have Milwaukee tools? Have you ever ran anything else? I have ran and owned Lincoln 12V, 14.4, and 18. Alemite 14 V, Dewalt 18 V, and a couple of cheapos. I have never ran Milwaukee because they are not that popular around here. Dewalt is king here, everyone has them, everyone has 20 batteries so you can pretty much go anywhere. I'm not saying they're the best, but I have never had one I disliked.

    This is better, I'm still curious about what makes a Milwaukee miles ahead of Lincoln and Alemite. Battery, weight, quality?
     
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  19. bigshow

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    Go buy one, you'll see. I own other Milwaukee tools, at the time I bought mine, they had more pressure than most of their competitors. I've owned Lincolns and you couldn't give me one today, heavy, cumbersome, no power, constantly changing batteries, blah, blah, blah. The Milwaukee 12V is compact, light, puts out some pressure, and averages 6 tubes of grease per small 12V battery. I just swap it out once a week. Year before last I was on a Wirtgen W2100 all summer, I greased 72 grease fittings daily on it, I used the hell out of it and NEVER HAD AN ISSUE. You wanted an opinion, now you got one.
     
  20. roddyo

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    When the Lincoln's first came out they didn't hold up under heavy use....at the minimum it seemed like a battery or two a year.

    When I say miles ahead it is somewhat based on the experience I saw with the first Lincoln's. I really want battery tools that is part of a system. You can usually buy a tool with the batteries from a popular manufacture about as cheap as buying the batteries one at a time for a specialty tool.

    The Alemite used to be what I though I wanted but at the end of the day all it does is pump grease:)

    With the Milwaukee that grease gun also shares the same platform with a toolbox shop vac, leaf blower, and impact. All very useful tools for what we do.