A grease gun (plastic-tipped stainless steel) is a standard workshop tool used for quick lubrication in machines. The main function of such a grease gun is to rapidly apply grease to a certain point, usually in a grease filter or grease pouches. The grease channels within the grease gun’s body lead to where the actual lubricant is needed. Depending on the application needs, the gun may be directed towards a certain area, or may be directed towards a large area that requires deep lubricating. The nozzle, also called a tip, is designed to direct the fluid into a precise area. If it is used in a repetitive manner, then it is important to regulate the amount of lubricant applied onto the bearing set to prevent excessive wear.
There are a number of benefits to be gained from using a grease gun. Firstly, they can save you money. They are far less expensive than purchasing expensive oils and fluids. Secondly, they do not damage your machinery when being used, unlike those oils which are used in standard machines. You may also find that they are easy to maintain, making them very useful for all types of industry. This includes automotive, construction, electronics, watercraft and many more industries!
Grease guns are made up of two main components, the piston and the cylinder. The piston is the part that moves the grease from the channel to the tip and is attached to the end of the cylinder via a guide rod. As the piston moves, the guide rod forces the fluid to follow the path which the piston has drawn. It is common for this type of grease gun to have a clutch, meaning that once the piston has stopped moving the clutch stops the flow and thus reduces the risk of damaging your equipment. However, if you are using a greasing gun with a heavy duty clutch, you should expect to spend a fair amount of money on maintenance.
There are many different types of grease guns available, each with a range of features that make them suitable for certain industries. For example, there are some types of grease guns that have a bail system, where a container containing the grease is ejected out by a powerful pressurised pump. Another common feature of these pumps is that they can be operated in single or double speeds, depending on how much grease needs to be pumped away. A final advantage is that some grease guns are portable, while others are meant to be placed permanently in a certain area.
Probably the most common type of grease gun in use today is the manual grease gun. Manual grease guns shoot either a wad of grease or a can of compressed air at the tip of a needle. This mechanism works in a very similar way to that of a spray gun, in that you aim the nozzle of the gun at the area you want to clean, then blow a can of compressed air to dislodge the grease or other substance. Although this method usually provides better results, it requires that you watch the can and its contents very carefully, as it is easy to put the can to the wrong position, resulting in an excess of or less than required grease. Furthermore, this kind of gun may not be suitable for some industrial applications.
It is also possible to purchase a device known as a grease gun coupler. A grease gun coupler is simply a long flexible extension hose attached to an air compressor, which can be used to tighten or loosen the grease that has accumulated in your machine’s oil tank. These devices make it possible to add or remove air pressure to or from the tanks to suit different applications. This means that it is possible to change the pressure of a canister of oil in order to adjust the level of loosening or tightness required for the job at hand.
A further alternative to both of these methods is to install an automated grease gun. This is the most convenient option, as you won’t have to handle or use a tool to manipulate the canister and the compressed air. Instead, the compressed air is channeled through a control mechanism that tightens or loosens the gun depending upon how it is manipulated. The most common types of these mechanisms are either operated by remote control or servo motor, and they do not require connection to an electric source, meaning they are completely mobile.
One final device that you can incorporate into your grease gun set-up is an extra canister of oil that you can conveniently lift and maneuver from the top of your tank. The most popular device in this category is the oil can grip, which has a rubberized handle that locks the canister upright for storage. To use it, you simply open the top and fill the can with desired amount of lubricant. A ratchet action closes the top, preventing oil from leaking out. This convenient tool is very useful for keeping an eye on a wide variety of tools, including such unlikely ones as compressors that are mounted too high for your workbench, an air gun without a cartridge, or another canister of oil that may be inconveniently stored in a low location.