Grease guns are most commonly seen in three kinds of styles with regard to usage. Guns can be operated by hand, electricity, or gas. Hand- Operated guns are typically made with a standard pistol or Lever grip. The gun that you use then greatly depends on the intended application and personal taste. If you’re a beginning runner, it’s best to start off manually since a gas gun can be pretty difficult to use because of the compressed air.
Electric Grease Guns is one kind of cleaning tool that requires an electrical power source for its operation. In most cases, all you’ll need is a standard wall outlet to power these things as they’re fairly light. This makes them portable and convenient to carry around. They are, however, only one kind of electric grease gun, so it’s best to research the available options so you know which will work best for your needs.
One type of cleaning tool is a battery-powered, small pistol grease gun. Because they run on batteries, it’s important that you look into the available options. Battery-powered grease guns generally come in one of two varieties: those with short and long rechargeable batteries, and those that require you to attach a standard rechargeable battery to take full advantage of the tool’s capabilities. Each has its advantages, but both are practical ways of cleaning.
The first kind of electric grease gun is a closed barrel suction gun. The small gun has a suction cup on the end that can hold up to five gallons of a thick, greasy substance. You simply saturate the suction cup with the grease and allow it to sit for a while. When you press the trigger, the suction cup releases the suction, which allows the gun to draw the grease into the barrel. Once the gun has drawn the grease into the barrel, the suction closed, and the gun is ready to use again. This is a convenient kind of cleaning tool because there’s no need to preheat or prime the suction cup as is often the case with open end products.
The other kind of grease gun is an open-end version with an elongated barrel and a plunger attached to the bottom of the barrel. This tool body is designed to work more like a paint sprayer. To use the tool, you hold the nozzle end of the plunger gun above the oiled area and allow it to extend downward until you hear the suction snap against the floor.
Open end grease guns are useful for jobs that require light suction and a large surface area. However, they are often unable to reach very deep, small areas where open-ended products can’t penetrate the primer. In these cases, open end units are frequently used in conjunction with air locks. With the air locks, the user places the air lock on the bottom part of the barrel, then places the priming tool on top of the air lock and compresses it into a block-like priming product.
A pressure air bleeder valve (PABV) lets you set the air flow through the tool body. You can choose from several different pressures, depending upon the application. The higher the pressure, the lower the air flow and the less likely you are to cause excess priming. As you increase the pressure, you may also increase the likelihood of causing suction leakages, so it is recommended that you consider the priming pressures when selecting an appropriate PABV for your grease gun.
Air guns operate under higher pressure than their oil-powered counterparts. To avoid excess suction build-up, always set your air guns at the appropriate pressure to match your desired nozzle diameter. For high-profile projects or those requiring extremely low or no airflow, there are small “punch” tools available on the market for greasing small areas without a lot of suction. These tools have a tiny round nozzle, but work well for all kinds of application. For high-quality cleaning, however, it is advisable to use an internal or external PABV.