A grease gun (reacted pneumatic) is a handy tool used for lubricating many different pieces of equipment. What are grease guns used for? These devices can be used in a number of applications. One of them is to add lubricant to an oil tank without changing out the oil. This saves you from changing the oil often and can save money on your fuel bills.
How are grease guns used? A typical grease gun consists of a tank, a nozzle, a handle and a piston. The tank holds the oil that you want to add. The nozzle dispenses it through a channel that leads to the appropriate location for the application. The piston moves up and down, thus allowing the fluid through the channel.
Can you use a regular forklift or pallet truck to carry out this type of application? Yes, you can! Grease guns can also be used with machinery such as: compressors, air-powered machineries and even with forklifts. Grease guns are most commonly used in industrial applications and have been around for decades.
What are the advantages of using a grease gun? The primary advantage is that it takes much less effort than changing or servicing the oil in the standard ways. For instance, instead of spending time and energy on removing and replacing the seals on pumps, you just need to use a gun, load the required amount of grease and pump it into place. The other advantage is that grease fittings do not leak and spray no mess during the process. A typical gun can clean approximately 20 gallons of oil in about 30 minutes.
Why should you consider using a grease gun for your own needs? There are many reasons. First, you will get your work done faster and more efficiently without having to service the machine as much. Secondly, these guns eliminate much of the hassle associated with lubrication. Lastly, they increase the longevity of your equipment by keeping it in good working order for longer periods of time.
What are some common uses for a grease gun? You can usually find a small version of this tool at your local hardware store. They generally come in one of two types of containers: a spray bottle and a cone-shaped container with a flexible hose nozzle. The spray bottle has a cylindrical body with an open top, where you can add the required amount of grease. The cone nozzle has a flexible tip that allows you to pour the oil into the appropriate channel on the pump shaft.
To properly use your grease gun, you must first read the included instruction manual and follow all of the step-by-step instructions to the letter. Make sure you read and understand the manufacturer’s warnings and cautions. If you have any questions, seek out the services of a licensed professional at your local home improvement or hardware store before using the equipment for the first time.
The basic operation of a grease gun involves pumping the compressed oil through the compressor wheel and into the appropriate channels on the pump shaft. The width of the channels will vary according to the model, so be careful and read the documentation carefully. You want to start at the lowest pressure output and increase it accordingly to reach the maximum pressure output of the nozzle. As you increase the pressure output, the wheel will rotate at a faster rate. This means that you will be pumping more oil through the same width channel. Be careful not to overload the pressure input or you could blow it away or damage the machinery itself.