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  1. jakethesnake

    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    so I blew the shop grease gun up today... been doing some research. I personally own a Lincoln that I really like 1134 or some such
    It’s the heavy duty model they offer. Damn good gun.
    I couldn’t decide whether to get another one or try the alemite 555-e.
    Came down to price. Found an alemite for a hair under 40 shipped.
    What grease guns do any of you guys use.
     
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  2. Only the Tony

    Only the Tony Hiding in the back of the class.

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    I use the lincoln 1134 with a LockNLube. Comes in handy when greasing baler and tractor not having to hold both gun and hose.
     
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    Dustin4185 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    We use an Alemite lever gun with 6’ hose and the Univerco lock on coupler if we aren’t greasing a lot. It doesn’t have the lever like the Lock n Lube couplers have.

    On big jobs like bush hogs, disks, dozers, excavators, etc., we use the 20v DeWalts. I’ve thought about getting an air setup for the shop, but we usually are in the field except for when we do routine maintenance in the winter.
     
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    woodtool89 I'm a living regret

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  5. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I've had quite a few of them over the years, mostly tool truck re-brands. I've always found that, at least for automotive and OPE use, the quality of the hose and nozzle makes more of a difference than anything else. Currently using a cheap one (Plews I think) with the big lever on the side with a long hose and better quality nozzle. Good grease fittings make a huge difference too. The fittings on my Bush Hog finish mower were a very tight fit on the nozzle and didn't like to take grease. Put some Lubri-Matic fittings on there and all is good.
     
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    CR888 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I think it depends on what your using it for as to what it the best option. For some greasing many things daily the cordless battery ones would make life easy. The trigger style are good for low pressure where you can inject a shot with one hand. For heavy duty higher pressure the longer lever styles are good and achieve around 10,000psi but two hands aew needed. I got a Toledo H/D lever that has been good but I find my little chainsaw H/Held 1000psi one very useful too. Small enough to put in a little tool bag and you can screw a small hose/coupler onto them. Many guys like the trigger style though.
     
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    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I like the lever style with a long hose best. The lever seems to put more force into it, useful when greasing something that has been dry for awhile. I have a really nice pistol grip Cornwell grease gun that is plugged up, need to figure out what the deal is with it.
     
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    Homemade Pinnacle OPE Member

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    +1 on alemite brand. Haven’t found I liked after I ran one of those.
     
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