/ Dewalt Grease Gun - How to know tube is empty? #31
- Jul 4, 2015
- Greenwich, NY
- Branson 8050, IH 574, Oliver 1550 Diesel Utility (traded in on Branson)
I'm glad your having good luck with your old grease gun.LouNY I have been using my grease gun
since 1971 that's over 50 years and it still
works GREAT!!! With the rubber hose
attachment I have never had a problem
getting to any fitting! I will be 83 in a few
months. I have no problem pumping the
handle just hold the nozzle on the fitting
grab the barrel and push the handle against
what ever is available! works like a charm
I can purchase a bucket of grease for the
price of an electric grease gun! If you like
the electric grease guns enjoy. I will not
purchase a new car because of all the gadgets
that are electronic prone to failure! Just to
replace the radio in out car cost is over
$2,000 and it will probably last about 14 months
I don't need a screen to tell me where I'm going
and that Sirius radio is like a case of hemorrhoids
something I can do very nicely without! Also
the so called music today I can do very nicely
without! I record music and then I have what
I want to listen to with out commercials no less!
I can tell very quickly when the tube is empty
We switched to tube grease many years ago, too many people greasing equipment.
Some of the hired help would be pretty careless about getting pail covers back on and keeping things clean.
Having to scrape a bunch of grease out of a pail to throw away because some left the pail uncovered outside
and it got a bunch of grit in it. When you used the pump to fill the grease gun the danged coupler would be full of dirt or broke off.
It was much cheaper and better to switch to tubes, during the busy hay or corn silage season it's quite common to go through a couple of cases a week of grease. I've seen many a day when we'd go through 3 tubes in the morning.
Also I seen several fittings that you would need three hands to grease.