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Loading Grease Gun

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by aaronk, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    aaronk

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    I use a grease gun so infrequently it'll take me years to go through the tube I'm on. I've always wondered - when you release the plunger do you drive it all the way home or release it from the lock and leave it sticking out? Mine pushes all the way in super easy, but the gun still works :confused:
     
  2. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    my bluepoint gun goes back up inside...the cheapy one my dad has at home goes inside..the shop gun at work, sticks out...thats the best I can do for ya:)
     
  3. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    I believe on most guns, you leave the lever sticking out so it can ratchet down as you pull the trigger IDK though I'd have to see what design you have. If you shove it all the way down, doesn't that not allow it to ratchet?:confused:

    Nevermind, actually if you have the type that has the hose on the end, then I think it is supposed to be pushed all the way down.:eek:
     
  4. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    The gun in question is a cheap pistol grip Powerbuilt with a flex hose.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    I've seen them work both ways. Would you happen to have the instructions still??
     
  6. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    That was the first thing I threw out :p

    The plunger is all the way in right now and I pumped a lot of grease out just to see if it would keep pumping. The grease kept on flowing, but of course a few dozens pumps doesn't really pump out that much grease. Pulled the plunger out all the way and pumped and was still getting grease. I'll keep using it since there are no problems, but I'm just wondering what the "correct" method is.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    The plunger should be in in the gun. Most will lock in place once you push them back into the gun, and when changing the tube, lock all the way out.
     
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