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    Default Re: Grease Gun and a Screwdriver

    I have an adapter set with things like needles and right angle to fit in tight locations. My biggest problem seams to be when I try pumping grease into a plugged zerk. Once the grease builds up pressure it's extremely hard to get the head off. I've even broke a zerk once because it was on so tight.

    Also Zerks are not all the same size and what fits tight on some fits loose on others. So I find I have to make slight adjustments to the head or it will leak. If the head is on at an angle it also likes to leak.

    Since the claws in the head are adjustable it seams like making it so they wont release unless a ring is pulled (or something) shouldn't be too hard. The biggest problem with greasing to me is it's messy.
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    Default Re: Grease Gun and a Screwdriver

    Since the claws in the head are adjustable it seams like making it so they wont release unless a ring is pulled (or something) shouldn't be too hard. The biggest problem with greasing to me is it's messy.


    Al if you make a better one, I bet people would buy it! I dont think anyone enjoys using the ones we have.

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    Default Re: Grease Gun and a Screwdriver

    Well, it's still raining and I was bored enough to read about grease guns Jeez, what a surprise to find this nugget of info. I never knew. I always figured it was sloppy tolerances in the zerk manufacturing that I just had to live with.

    As for the messy part, old grease, etc. my FIL always rubbed in vasoline on his hands before he started work on something. He claimed it made the old grease easier to get off when you clean up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1949 View Post
    Well, it's still raining and I was bored enough to read about grease guns Jeez, what a surprise to find this nugget of info. I never knew. I always figured it was sloppy tolerances in the zerk manufacturing that I just had to live with.

    As for the messy part, old grease, etc. my FIL always rubbed in vasoline on his hands before he started work on something. He claimed it made the old grease easier to get off when you clean up.
    Dave.
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    Default Re: Grease Gun and a Screwdriver

    I had a friend help me with some engine work last summer and he put on a pair of disposable latex gloves before he started and I've been sold ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyal View Post
    Has anyone seen the tire chucks that have the clip that holds it onto the valve stem and the lever on the side that releases it? Why don't they make a grease gun tip like that?

    Something like this. Replace the aluminum air gun with a grease gun. Or maybe a quick disconnect like an air line would have that would work in the head of a zerk.
    I have one it works great BUT the hold lever part nevr worked for me..
    I assume that the pressures involved are to extreme for this type on catch

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    Quote Originally Posted by tawilson View Post
    I had a friend help me with some engine work last summer and he put on a pair of disposable latex gloves before he started and I've been sold ever since.
    Yep...same here...
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    Default Re: Grease Gun and a Screwdriver

    Guys, I have never seen a grease gun tip that was not in two pieces. It has to be two pieces in order to put in the zerk holding tips. The joint is very tight and may not be visible to naked eye if tightened tightly which I find that the all are. If you cant get it apart, you arent putting out enough force on it. Put one end in a vise and use a small pipe wrench on the other end but keep your wrench clost to the end as the joint is not exactly in the middle if memory serves (mostly it doesnt anymore). I have had them so tight that if I had not known they unscrewed, I would have given up but they will come apart. For those of you that the zerks are already loose in, you need to replace the tip because it is already as tight as it will go. Loosening the tip end makes the grippers larger so if it doesnt hold now, you need a new tip.
    As for $100 grease guns, not me. I'm like Roy. I bought a $25 pneumatic from Atwoods similar to Harbor freight type and it works perfectly and doesnt weigh much more than a standard hand pump type. Now I dont have to have my brother in law to pump while I hold the tip on the zerk which is almost a requirement when you put on a flexible rubber hose.
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    Default Re: Grease Gun and a Screwdriver

    What happened to the the spring and the little shoulder piece.? You have the tip screwed off now. that is one piece. now if the spring and shoulder piece are in there, screw it back on just finger tight and go try it on a zerk. if it goes on and comes off too easy screw it down a little more, if it does not want to come off unscrew it a little. You can usually find a spot for a given size of zerk that will work so you dont have to mess with it. it will go on and off just about right. If you find some zerks of a different size, then adjust it, by screwing it in or out. The instructions are nearly useless on most of them. By the time you find the English page of the 2 inch square minature folded over piece paper, you are so disgusted with the instructions you throw them in the trash. ( at least that is what I do). if you have lost the spring and shoulder piece, well they sell new tips.

    James K0UA
    Ok, James, I think I understand what you are saying now. I thought the piece that I have the pic of was the entire tip and it needed to breakdown there. The spring and shoulders are in there so I will give it a shot this morning. Want to get the deck back on because I have a small window with no rain and I really need to mow!!

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    Default Re: Grease Gun and a Screwdriver

    Well, I adjusted the tip down tight and it did hold the zerk better. I held the tip on the zerk while my wife pulled the trigger. I put all 240 lbs into it and the grease would just squirt out the sides of the tip. This happened on 2 of the zerks on the MMM. I had even bought new zerks and installed them. I have tried heat, squirting oil, and even blowing air through these 2 with no luck.

    I love this grease gun but I do see where the rubber hose makes it hard to put pressure and keep the tip on the fitting. Also, even with the tip adjusted down tight it was still easy to pull the tip off the zerk. I think its times someone invents a better way to grease equipment!!!!!

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