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#4603121 - 12/14/17 05:30 AM Which electric grease gun
liberty Offline


Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 82
Loc: NH
I have been researching electric cordless grease gun. I have always used a manual one. I now have an excavator and have a need for one now. It seems Milwaukee,Dewalt and Lincoln are most popular.I wish Ridgid tools made one since I have a 5 piece lithiun set already. The cost should remain $200 and under. My research shows the Milwaukee 12v seems to be the best bargain for about $165 for the kit on ebay. What are you using?

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#4603199 - 12/14/17 07:32 AM Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty]
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Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 19873
Loc: Upstate NY
How about a pneumatic one?

I cannot justify a cordless grease gun. But I have a few grease guns, mainly for chassis grease and Marine grease.
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#4603221 - 12/14/17 08:12 AM Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: Donald]
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Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 1242
Loc: wv
I have had the DeWalt and Lincoln..kinda hated both after using them for awhile. I used them on a small fleet of dump trucks that were greased once a week. I have also had a few pneumatics as well

I like the hand squeeze best and it has never let me down, nor pushed too much. I also like to 'feel' when a fitting is clogged so that i can remedy the problem. Pic below is what im talking about.


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#4603397 - 12/14/17 10:50 AM Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty]
liberty Offline


Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 82
Loc: NH
I have the hand type and it works good. My excavator will be left out in the woods 3/4 mile from compressed air so a pneumatic is out. Being that an excavator will take a lot more grease especially when it is thick and cold there is no joy in squeezing that lever. That is why I am looking towards an electric one.

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#4603489 - 12/14/17 12:24 PM Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 1242
Loc: wv
I bought both the Lincoln and Dewalt at NAPA. both had issues and i just swapped them out.. the dewalt got really heavy laying under the trucks and tight places both were a pain due to size and awkwardness. If i had to make a living greasing i would go with the lincoln.

FWIW the motor sound is decently loud so you dont really hear the grease popping thru the seals, so overgreasing was an issue. If a fitting is blocked you have alot of grease to deal with spewing because it wont take.. so more rags are needed and of course u will use more grease than the hand gun due to both above.

Pneumatics are the worst because of the hose getting caught on everything and awkwardness.

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#4603493 - 12/14/17 12:28 PM Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 6449
Loc: Marshfield , MA
I wondered about the need for a power grease gun. Until I read about the situation. Meantime keep your gun stashed in the engine bay some place. Charlie used to have an ancient Bucyrus-Erie track shovel. That thing had fittings that he hit before using for anything. Lotsa them. grin2
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#4603503 - 12/14/17 12:43 PM Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty]
liberty Offline


Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 82
Loc: NH
All good points. Maybe I will look into a better hand pump grease gun.

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#4604037 - 12/15/17 12:40 AM Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty]
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Registered: 08/05/15
Posts: 1100
Loc: BC Canada
I've owned the Alemite 14.4v, Milwaukee M12 and currently the Dewalt 20V. Alemite's pump died after 2 years. Milwaukee was terrible to bleed so I sold that one. Currently very happy with the Dewalt no issues yet.

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#4604129 - 12/15/17 07:09 AM Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty]
liberty Offline


Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 82
Loc: NH
I see the Alemite 555e pistol grip on ebay sold as a Carquest product for about $36. This seems like a good deal. I have been using a cheap Walmart grease guns for years. This may be a step up from what I have been using.


Edited by liberty (12/15/17 07:10 AM)

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#4604913 - 12/15/17 08:55 PM Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty]
Farmer Offline


Registered: 08/05/15
Posts: 1100
Loc: BC Canada
You'll probably want a different grease coupler for the Alemite gun. The ones that come with the guns are not that great.

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#4632584 - 01/12/18 03:39 PM Re: Which electric grease gun [Re: liberty]
George7941 Offline


Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 2049
Loc: Toronto, Canada
I am currently using a Milwaukee 12V and am happy with its performance. I avoid introducing air pockets when filling the gun by using a grease dispenser pump mounted on a 5 gallon pail of grease.
http://www.zeeline.com/grease-gun-filler-pumps.html
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