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Old 02-29-2012
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I'm shopping for a new grease gun. Seems to be lots of options out there...looking for something of high quality. Any recommendations!

This is what I've been looking at...
http://www.powerluber.com/
http://www.alemite.com/catalog/detai...=guns_cordless
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Robert: I looked at some of those rechargeable but the price scared me. I dont usually buy anything electrical from Harbor Freight but I was in there one day and they had the battery powered unit on sale. Have used it almost for 2 years. Came in a case with charger and 2 batteries. Works great. Usually with those chinese grease guns you have to throw away the coupler and install an Alemite but I am still usuing the OEM one!
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I use an air powered grease gun. Have had the same one for 20 years and they are not that expensive.
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We used Lincoln at the fire dept. It got a work out with like two heavy duty chassis grease jobs a day. Ladder trucks have a lot more fittings than an enginedid, so the lubricating equipment got used constantly. I used to drive trucks for a farming family and they used a cheap unit from Harbor Freight. Their fleet had over the road trucks and farming equipment that had many fittings. The Harbor Freight unit did a great job and was many times cheaper. The fire department had an onboard system made by a German company called Vogel Systems. They got it on an order of eight engines, one time only. Small plastic tubes to everything but the u-joints. Each tube connected to a manifold with a small pump operated by a spring so if one tube broke all the grease didn't go out the break. It had a small control box that was adjustable. It was a great system but costly.

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Robert
I use an air powered grease gun. Have had the same one for 20 years and they are not that expensive.
Same here,,,,it allows you to hold the hose fitting in one hand and pump as much as you need by just pulling the trigger.

Just got some little plastic grease fitting covers to prevent having to clean them off before filling each one.


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You can't beat Lincoln. They make great guns. I have a pneumatic one and one with a "pistol" grip. I actually like the manual one better- you can feel it working into the zerk. The air ones also do not work at more than 60 PSI, so you usually need to regulate the shop air down to prevent from damaging them.
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Robert, we use rechargeable Alemite's in our truck shop day in day out. No failures, no issues
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Just got a Northern Tool catalog and I see they carry Lincoln. Haven't looked but you might find it on Amazon.
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