A grease gun (electric) is an everyday garage tool used for basic lubricating. There are basically four kinds of grease gun: Hydraulic hand-pumped, hand-operated, which require electricity to operate, and pump-pump, which requires oil to operate. There are also many different kinds of grease gun models, each having its own features and capacities. Which kind should you get? Here’s a quick guide to grease gun care and maintenance.
What are grease guns used for? They’re primarily used by car mechanics to lubricate and grease the moving parts of engines such as the spark plug, the throttle, and even the differential. They can also be used to lubricate moving pieces of equipment such as gears and wheels; a common application is on heavy-duty nuts and bolts. A popular tool among mechanics is the hand-pumped gun, which uses compressed air to expel grease into a gearbox or cylinder. However, there are three major disadvantages to using a hand-pumped gun: the compressed air may damage the moving parts beyond repair, compressed air is flammable (in some cases it can even ignite fuel stored under the hood), and they have very limited speed.
Why use grease guns? The primary reason for their use is because manual pumps are limited in their power and capacity to apply sufficient amounts of lubrication to the moving parts. They also tend to wear out more quickly than electric pumps since they rely on air pressure for lubricant delivery. For this reason, auto mechanics who require precise and consistent application of lubricant often choose grease guns. Grease gun application is generally safe and simple, especially when using low-pressure air tools.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of hand-driven or pump-operated grease guns? The biggest advantage to using grease guns is their portability. If you need to work on your car over a long distance and you need to reach a certain area, you can easily carry the device without slowing down. On the other hand, if you want to work at a particular location, a pump can be convenient since it allows you to transport it without any additional expenditure on gas or oil. In addition, they tend to work better in colder environments since they are more fuel efficient. Lastly, they are more reliable than hand-powered grease guns because they run on regular grease cartridges that require little maintenance.
What are the standard hydraulic coupler fittings? The most common hydraulic coupler fittings come in two basic types, either a diode or piston. Both types incorporate a diaphragm that acts as an actuator. The diode version features a metal diaphragm and a piston in its center, which drives the coupler.
How does a grease gun to operate? To operate a grease gun, it uses the principle of reciprocating pistons driven by a fixed drive pump. The fixed pump can either be operated manually or electronically. A manual pump usually includes a pistol grip with compressed air cylinder and a trigger, while an electronic pump is usually electric, has a diaphragm, and comes with a digital control display.
What are some advantages of using reciprocating or pulse-operated pump devices? Aside from their portability, they are highly efficient, since they use a minimal amount of energy and require little maintenance. In fact, most reciprocating or pulse-operated device makes use of electric pulse or air operated by compressed air. One of their major advantages is their speed, which allows them to be used in applications where speed is an important factor, such as filling stations.
If you’re wondering what a high-pressure grease gun looks like, it is typically a small gun that is usually pointed at a certain area. The user holds the device close to the surface and pumps it in, using compressed air. While this may seem simple, you have to keep in mind that using a high-pressure grease gun requires accuracy and a steady hand. They are usually used by professionals, especially those who work in industrial facilities.