Grease guns can be a very handy tool when it comes to removing grease from stubborn grease marks on metal surfaces. But these guns can also damage your paint job if not used properly. Here are some tips for safely using grease guns to remove oil and grease buildup on hard surfaces and painted areas. We will discuss the three basic types of tools that you can purchase to perform this task. With this information, you will know how to operate a grease gun in the right way.
Grease guns can be operated in two ways. First, you can pull the trigger to shoot the gun; or second, you can pull the handlebar with a nut to release the spent cartridge. Guns are powered either by hand or air. Manual or self-powered guns are typically designed with a lever or pistol grip.
You should test the operation of your grease gun to see if you get good results. Draw a line across the loaded area with a piece of paper to determine the depth of load. Use an ordinary pencil to mark the point. That measurement is the distance between the drawn line and the end of the grease cartridge. Next, load the grease cartridge with a small amount of new grease and pull the trigger.
Grease guns can also be operated with air locks. With the air locks, you load the gun and depress the trigger to lock the compressed air into the gun’s chamber. As the compressed air is released, the gun shot a jet of oil upward through the barrel at the same time pumping out a little air to expand the spent case. This is a great way to avoid excess moisture build up in the case and helps you maintain the pressure in the compressed air.
To complete your greasing action, you must manually crank the lever and shoot the spent case upwards. However, if you use an air locking mechanism, the lever and the gun may share the same cocking motion. Your greasing action may appear similar to that of a standard can opener or a regular pump, but there are key differences you need to know about to prevent unwanted results. Let’s break down each major component of greasing gun anatomy to shed some light on how they work.
To start, you must load the grease gun with the proper amount of fluid and place it against the pan you will be working with. It is important to keep in mind that the greasing gun must be seated securely in its pan. Otherwise, the grease will not seal properly. Next, you must apply the grease to the surface you are greasing. If you are using an air locking mechanism, you must first cock the gun to prevent air leakage.
One of the key ways on how to use a grease gun is for lubricating bearings. You must select a grease with a high thermal conductivity and then apply it to the bearing and gently rotate it. The lubricant will collect in the rolling balls which are highly-functional roller bearings.
The last part of how to use a grease gun anatomy is for lubricating the moving parts of the pump. You need to make sure that the moving parts of the pump are properly lubricated before it starts functioning. The proper grease should provide adequate lubrication for the bearings, camshaft, ring gears, and shaft seals.
How to use a grease gun on the hose is very simple. First, you must remove the gasket and push grease into the end section of the hose. Then, you have to secure the hose to the truck. Now, you can start to lubricate the moving parts of the pump by turning the dial on the pump accordingly. For example, if you are using the push grease in the oil pan, then you can turn the knob in the upward position.
There are also specific instructions on how to use a grease gun for lubricating bearings. However, like the other methods on how to grease your moving parts, this also differs from one model to another. It is advisable that you follow the guidelines precisely for getting optimum results. Just make sure that you apply grease to the appropriate areas and that you leave the area to dry before putting it back. Otherwise, the area will suffer from overheating which can affect the performance of the bearings.
The use of grease gun for lubrication has so many advantages. It does not require too much time and effort. In addition, it does not emit any harmful emissions. You just need to apply it carefully to the right places on the moving parts. The process is easy and you will surely enjoy the result of excellent performance and long lasting bearings.