How does a grease gun actually work? All after forms of grease guns do have the same basic principles in operation and inserting grease into the gun. They all utilize pressure to push grease into the barrel of the gun via a nozzle and manually apply this pressure via hand as soon as the grease gun is loaded. Once the pressure has been applied, the user pushes a trigger which then causes the trigger mechanism to engage a primer and then begin feeding another round of grease into the barrel.
Many users fail to double-check the type of grease gun they are using or perhaps did not double-check the quantity that was loaded into the gun. You should always double-check your equipment as well as your methods of adding lubricant to prevent any damage. It is best to keep a written log of the grease that you are applying so that if there is a mistake made, you can easily write it down and make the necessary repairs. The most common error people make is loading a grease gun incorrectly which can cause it to jam or not fire all the way through the gun when you are finished.
When you have finished your task, you will need to remove the cap from the end of the grease gun. This cap is what will keep the excess grease from dripping onto the carpet during the process. If the cap is left on, you will end up with an oil spill instead of a neat, shiny finish.
First you will need to place a piece of aluminum foil on the bottom of the grease gun’s barrel. Next, you will need to place the threaded end of a rag or towel onto the rod handle. Make sure the end of the rag faces out while you are working with it. Once this step is complete you should place a cup of water in the pot at the same time you are pouring the grease into the grease tub. The purpose of this is to keep the grease from splashing into the water while you are mixing it with the rod handle. You should also take the time to thoroughly wet the area where the handle will be working from as well.
After you have completed the first part of this guide, you will be ready to move on to the second step. In order to avoid causing unnecessary grease splashes, you should try and use the smallest amount possible when you are mixing your oil. This is important for two major reasons:
First, you should try to pull back on the trigger in order to release the grease gun. When you pull back the trigger it will send the mechanism into a secondary position. While this happens, you should keep in mind the main reason you are moving the lever in the first place; to load the tool. If you accidentally pull back too far, the tool may jam, or even fall onto the ground if you are not careful.
Second, you should carefully load the grease gun in the second step. For this step you should load the steel tube back onto the work area. You should make sure the steel tube is centered so that you do not have any areas where the gun will not be able to reach. You should then load the tool into the back notch on the steel tube.
The last step you will want to take is to slowly and carefully lower the grease gun back into the barrel. To do this, you should pull the trigger and allow the lever to slowly lower itself back into the barrel. If you accidentally pull the trigger all the way down, you should be sure to remove the rod handle fast before it can fall out of the barrel. For those who are new to working with guns, it is important to take the time to properly load the gun before you begin working with it. This can prevent an accident from happening.