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Grease guns

Discussion in 'Garage' started by gooffeyguy, May 30, 2020.

  1. gooffeyguy

    gooffeyguy Full Access Member

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    The last 2 or 3 grease guns I've owned over the last 10-15 years end up leaking grease juice onto my work bench while stored hanging up on the pegboard. Is this normal or do I just buy bad/cheap grease guns? Should they not be stored hanging up?

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    Mine does to. I always thought it was my grease.
     
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    I keep mine in a drawer of my toolbox I don't know if it leaks
     
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    My grease gun suffers from incontinence as well. I store it on top of three or four shop towels on a shelf.
     
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    Same experience with my grease gun.
     
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    Well dang, I was looking forward to buying a new grease gun, but it seems the majority of them leak. I think I'll just stop hanging it up and put it on a shelf or in a drawer with some towels under it.
     
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    I use pistol grip alemite guns, and store them in a 5 gal bucket hooked on lip, oil adapters and such in bucket too. Using Mystic greases,(jb8 and tetrimoly). no probs with dripping. Great greases.
     
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    My last pistol grip one leaked so I threw it away and bought another more expensive pistol grip one that supposedly doesn’t leak according to hundreds of reviews. It leaks.
     
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    From reading that article, I'm guessing I'm doing several things wrong, lol

    I keep my grease gun in the garage (detached from house). It has heat but I only turn it on when I'm going to be out there, so in the winter it will get in the 30's-40's. No AC, it has an exhaust fan and industrial ceiling fan that I'll turn on in the summer if I'm going to be out there, so it will get in the 90's, maybe close to 100 on the hottest summer days.

    I also don't use the grease gun that much. Usually every 6 months or so during oil changes, and that's not much grease.

    Maybe I should just look for a smaller/mini type grease gun that takes smaller cartridges? I'd think though that I'd be limited to what types of grease I can use/find in the smaller cartridges.
     
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