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  • Doozer
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    I thought Mobile 1 is a state highway in Alabama.

    -D

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  • Arcane
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post

    I use Mobil 1 synthetic red grease on many of my things.
    Before I discovered Kluber grease, I used Mobil 1 synthetic
    grease on my lathe spindle bearings.

    -Doozer
    I use Texas Refinery Corp grease. It's better quality than Mobil 1.
    Last edited by Arcane; 07-29-2021, 05:30 PM. Reason: Corrected spelling of Mobil 1, just to keep Doozer happy.

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  • JoeLee
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    Originally posted by Black Forest View Post
    I bought a Makita battery powered grease gun. It is my favorite tool in the shop. It has taken over from my belt grinder and fixturing table. We have a lot of machines on the farm that needed greasing. Lots of the locations of the grease zerts are hard to get to and then require and octopus to hold this and pump that. With this $300 grease gun my life just got exponentially better and also my machines. We go through cases of grease cartridges in the course of a year. Between the forest equipment, farm equipment and lawn maintenance equipment we spend a lot of time greasing machines. This cuts the time down by at least half and is actually fun to do. Maybe now my operators will grease their equipment more often.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...tail&FORM=VIRE
    I had no idea that grease gun was that big. I guess I expected to see something smaller. At least they were smart enough to give you about 6' of hose with it.

    JL...............

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  • JoeLee
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post

    I use Mobil 1 synthetic red grease on many of my things.
    Before I discovered Kluber grease, I used Mobil 1 synthetic
    grease on my lathe spindle bearings.

    -Doozer
    I use the Mobile 1 red grease for almost everything now too. I've been consolidating. At one time I had about a dozen different types of grease in the shop and couldn't keep track of what grease I used on what machine / mower etc. +1 on the Kluber for the spindles. I have two different types of that stuff.

    JL..............

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  • nickel-city-fab
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post

    I use Mobil 1 synthetic red grease on many of my things.
    Before I discovered Kluber grease, I used Mobil 1 synthetic
    grease on my lathe spindle bearings.

    -Doozer
    That Kluber is good stuff. I like it on electric motors and hi-speed precision brgs.
    Everything else, I like red and tacky stuff.

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  • Doozer
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    Originally posted by Arcane View Post

    I just have to shake my head at people who think "oil is oil" and "grease is grease" and buy the cheapest stuff they can find.
    I use Mobil 1 synthetic red grease on many of my things.
    Before I discovered Kluber grease, I used Mobil 1 synthetic
    grease on my lathe spindle bearings.

    -Doozer

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  • Doozer
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    Originally posted by Michael Edwards View Post

    I got one of these at work a few months ago and it is really handy. I bulk fill from a 5 gal pail and it holds a lot of grease. I also am a big fan of the locking tip for my use.

    https://locknlube.com/collections/gr...gun-grease-gun
    Well shoot ! There goes that good idea. I be dammed !

    -Doozer

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  • Michael Edwards
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    A manual foot powered grease gun with a 6 foot hose would be nice.
    Stomp and go !

    -Doozer
    I got one of these at work a few months ago and it is really handy. I bulk fill from a 5 gal pail and it holds a lot of grease. I also am a big fan of the locking tip for my use.

    https://locknlube.com/collections/gr...gun-grease-gun

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  • Arcane
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    I just have to shake my head at people who think "oil is oil" and "grease is grease" and buy the cheapest stuff they can find.

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  • Doozer
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    A manual foot powered grease gun with a 6 foot hose would be nice.
    Stomp and go !

    -Doozer

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  • Willy
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    I can certainly appreciate the appeal of a battery powered grease gun, especially when one has good open access and lots of room for these units since they do have considerable bulk to them. Not important in a lot of situations but a deal breaker for those that must work in very confined spaces.

    Personally I've always fallen into the last group so I've always leaned towards a lever gun with a good long hose of at least 3 ft..I've not found that one needs two hands, but technique and some good tongue English is certainly helpful. I find the lever guns put out way more pressure than the pistol grip. The pistol grip option would appeal to me more if it wasn't for that deficiency. Not an issue when servicing your own equipment on a regular basis but every PSI counts when when servicing a dog's breakfast of everything under the sun, often with a checkered past in regards to regular greasing intervals.

    But yeah as long as it works for your particular application any grease gun is the right one as long as it gets used.

    This may be of some interest to those that would like to see a comparison of some of the popular battery powered guns.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KKMmOcPULM

    Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
    At my work, they use Liebherr cranes
    https://www.liebherr.com/en/usa/prod...ils/68070.html

    and Kenworth trucks:
    https://www.kenworth.com/trucks/t880/#

    I told the mechanic's helper that "The man holding the grease gun is the most important man in the company"
    He felt a bit better about his job after that.

    Company could lose a *lot* of $$$ if any of those machines goes down unexpectedly, for lack of grease
    I couldn't have said it better!
    Folks think they are somehow saving a buck by not taking the time to implement a regular service routine but they always find time and money to put a machine down for a few days and spend big coin on labor and expensive parts.

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  • sarge41
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    Originally posted by Black Forest View Post

    Do the pistol grip type grease guns develop as much pressure as the lever type? How hard are they to squeeze?
    Black Forest: I love my pistol grip grease gun and my hands are 80 years old. Never had any problem with lack of pressure.
    Sarge41

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  • Ridgerunner
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    Something that comes in handy are these LockNLube grease couplers. They work a treat for hand pump grease guns. I don't think they would be as effective with the battery powered gun. A draw back to using them is the added length for them to clip on so they don't work in tight places.

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  • Black Forest
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    Originally posted by bborr01 View Post
    For years I had an old grease gun that had the long arm on it where I had to use one hand to hold the grease gun and the other hand to pump it. I bought a new one years ago that has a pistol grip type of pump handle on it where I can now use one hand to hold the end of the hose on the grease zerk and the other to pump it. Much easier than the old way. I also just purchased a 90 degree angle attachment that goes on the end of the hose to reach hard to get at places like the steering on some vehicles.
    Do the pistol grip type grease guns develop as much pressure as the lever type? How hard are they to squeeze?

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  • nickel-city-fab
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    At my work, they use Liebherr cranes
    https://www.liebherr.com/en/usa/prod...ils/68070.html

    and Kenworth trucks:
    https://www.kenworth.com/trucks/t880/#

    I told the mechanic's helper that "The man holding the grease gun is the most important man in the company"
    He felt a bit better about his job after that.

    Company could lose a *lot* of $$$ if any of those machines goes down unexpectedly, for lack of grease

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