If you own an automatic lawnmower or any other high-powered equipment in your garage, you will probably want to grease it from time to time. Not only do grease guns come in handy when you need them, but many people have come to learn that these are almost always completely out of the wheelhouse, but have learned that a lot of them really are useful even when you don t want them at the moment! If you don’t already own one of these tools, then you are missing out on something that can really make things go a lot smoother. Here are some tips on how to load a grease gun properly.
The first step in loading a grease gun is turning the power to the back on it, which can usually be done by flipping a switch on the machine. Next, you will need to add grease to the tip of the rod handle, and pump the handle back and forth a few times, making sure to coat the entire handle with grease. When the handle reaches the end of the rod, wipe it with a rag so that there is no excess. Now you can start to pull the handle back into the tool’s slot, and continue this process until you get to the end of the slot, where you need to insert the tool’s tip into the tool’s spindle.
Next, you will want to turn the power to the front of the tool back on, which will cause it to spin faster. You will also need to wipe off any excess grease that might have accumulated on the fittings by wiping them down with a towel. Make sure that you use the same type of cleaner and detergent that you used for cleaning the grease fitting, as it will be necessary to re-soak the fittings again. As long as you are careful, you should not have any problems with resoiling your bearing, and you should notice that your bearing now looks and feels like new!
Of course, before you do this step, you will first need to load up the grease gun with the correct amount of grease. Look at the instructions that come with the gun to see what the proper amount of grease is. Then, load the cartridge into the mouth of the gun, lining it up with the front of the screw. Then, screw the loaded cartridge onto the screw, using the appropriate screws to secure the cartridge in place. Make sure to load the grease gun only with the loaded cartridge, and then load the loaded cartridge into the gun.
After ensuring that everything is set up correctly, you will need to turn on the oil and wait for the fittings to settle. Once they have, you can start replacing the existing bearings if one were removed. If not, you can replace the entire bearing. When the old bearing is replaced, you should also make sure that the gasket that goes between the pump and the bearing is properly tightened. Otherwise, the bearing will leak, causing an overflow of oil.
Once you have finished replacing the bearing and the gasket, the next step is to remove the feeding tube from the grease gun. Bleed the tube until you hear it snap or pop. This is an indication that the bleeding has occurred and should be taken care of right away. You can do this by prying out the bleed tube using a pair of needle-nose pliers.
Next, you should clean out the bleed holder and make sure that the hole is plugged with a small amount of air. If not, you can plug in a small amount of compressed air and use that to plug the hole. You should also clean out the nipple on the tube and make sure that it is properly adjusted.
In addition to performing these maintenance tasks when you use your grease gun, you should also pay attention to your personal safety. The grease guns that you use should be in a fully enclosed area. This is to protect the equipment and your body. In case of an accident or a fire, at least you will be saved since you are no longer flammable.