A grease gun (pneumatic), also known as a grease stripper or gun-sinker is a device that can be either a hand-held device or mounted on a mechanism for use in applications such as industrial maintenance and repair. The tool is used by applying a light layer of oil or grease to an appropriate location. The tool can then be used to quickly remove excess oil or grease from the application location. This type of equipment has a very simple design, but it is one of the most effective tools for doing quick and easy repairs. There are many other types and brands of grease gun that can be purchased and that are commonly used in the workshop or garage.
Some of these tools are designed specifically to remove grease from the surface of various materials. There are some types of grease guns that have a rotating cylinder that can be used to speedily cross-contamination. In addition, the tool can be used for heavy-duty cross-contamination removal, industrial maintenance, repair and cleaning applications.
The basic design of most grease gun designs includes a barrel -like structure with a piston -like protrusion at the end. This protrusion may be a straight or curved portion. A trigger mechanism is often present at the butt or end of the barrel. The trigger mechanism will engage a rotary tool or other rotary device that extends from the barrel into the area being worked on.
One example of a specialized type of grease gun is the heavy duty pistol grip grease gun. This tool can handle both heavy-duty and light-duty applications. Typically, this type of tool is mounted on a workbench with a suitable base. At the very least, the support structure will be a workbench bench with a suitable workable height and width. At the most, the support structure may be some type of an “L-shaped” bench with a suitable angled bench top. Because the gun must be balanced while being used, it is usually mounted in a comfortable but sturdy “S” shaped angle with the butt of the hand holding the gun in a strong but comfortable grip.
Some other types of heavy-duty grease guns include hand-lever and trigger-pulling hand-lever grease guns. A hand-lever style grip will have a single, wide-spaced lever that is pulled back slightly to cock the action. A trigger-pulling grip will use a two-pronged lever that is pulled back before each shot. The mechanism that causes the lever to cock the gun will typically have two “teeth” on either side of the lever. Both styles of hand-lever or trigger-pulling grip mechanisms will operate using a standard set of keys.
The final type of automatic grease gun, found in applications other than gun repair shops, are the air operated (AO) guns. AO gun works by having an air tank (or a “punching cup”) with an eye on a rotary screw that causes rotation to drive the pins through the grease material. The rotary screw is attached to a series of pins that are driven electrically. As the rotary screw spins, it pushes the pins up through the material and into a feeder channel.
In general, the most common feature of an air operated grease gun will be a trigger mechanism. A trigger mechanism will allow you to manually cock the gun when it is in need of cleaning or when the gun needs to be refilled. The trigger mechanism will usually allow for some variation in tension or dampening so that different levels of gun cleaning can be performed without causing excessive wear on the trigger mechanism. A trigger that is too light can cause inadvertent damage to the gun as well as to yourself if you are attempting to use the gun while cleaning or refilling it. In addition, using a trigger with too high of a tension level can prevent the user from being able to operate the gun at full force.
If you want to purchase a grease gun with a trigger, there are a couple options that you have. One option would be to find a type of AO gun that uses a high-pressure electric motor. The electric motor can be powered by either a battery or alternatively by an electrical cord. In general, the less expensive electric motorized grease gun would probably be best suited to be used in applications where you will not have to run any wires to operate it, and in which you do not need to provide for a power source.