A grease gun can be very useful in the garage. You can use these guns to clean the grease off of the tires, engine, and many other things in the garage. Here are some of the basic functions of a grease gun and how you can use them.
What are grease guns used for? A grease gun works by using a pressurized tank of oil (a propane tank if you have one) and a nozzle to squirt the oil through a tube and into the desired location. In the previous step you pushed the plunger into the crank, which started squeezing the oil through the barrel. This squeezes the oil through the pipe and the tiny crank lets it shoot through the barrel. The tiny barrel then shoots the oil down into the drain.
How does a grease gun work? In the previous step you turned your crank on and started the process. The next step is to shoot the oil through the pipe by using the rod handle. The crank handle is what pulls the rod handle backwards, forcing the oil through the barrel.
How do you use a grease gun? What is your work area? You can use any size of the gun; however, you want something that is not too large or too small. Some work areas include walls, stairs, corners, doorways, roof, and so forth. You want something that does not have a lot of space to move around. Smaller guns work well in a small to medium size work area.
How do you load a grease gun? To load a greased roller, you need to find the largest hole in the device. You fill the tool with grease and load it into the hole. You may need to add some more grease as you load the tool. Once the gun is loaded into the fixture, you cannot simply lift the device onto the surface you are working on. The load must be evenly distributed on the surface or you will have a spill and a mess.
How do you operate a grease gun when there is a spill? If there is a spill, you need to take the gun out of the tube before you continue to work. Otherwise, the gun will soak up all the excess oil from the area and you will have a mess on your hands. A great way to prevent a spill is to place a drop cloth under the nozzle. This will prevent the gun from absorbing any of the spilled oil.
What do you do if there is a double-check? If there is a double-check, you should try to start your operation over again. This time, you must double-check the area you were working on. It is possible that you missed a spot or there was something blocking your vision. If you notice that there is still oil on the roller but you were not able to make a complete wipeout, you can push on the trigger and start over.
What do you do if the gun runs out of oil? In case of a slow drain, there are a few things you can do. First, try lubricating the moving parts using silicon spray and dish washing soap. Then, try switching to a new type of grease gun and/or removing some of the old grease with an old toothbrush.
What if you have to use a pump? There are a few things you can do when using a pump in order to prevent the gun from jamming up. First, you can lower the pump so that the air exerted through it is lower. Next, you can tighten the air release valve so that the gun does not slam its pistons together. Lastly, you can try replacing the air filter and adding a new grease cap. By doing these simple steps, you will be able to keep your grease gun running smoothly for years.
How do you use a manual grease gun? First, you must have good technique when pumping the grease. The key is holding the lever in the upward position. The pressure exerted on the piston will force the oil through the rollers and onto the paper.
What do you need additional grease guns for? Grease guns are generally inexpensive. If you have an older model, you may be able to find replacement parts to keep your gun running correctly. Today’s models are designed to work efficiently and will last for many years. If you want to grease jobs done quickly and efficiently, consider purchasing a manual gun to help you do the job right the first time!