Typical Issues Faced With Your Grease Gun and How to Resolve Them

Many operators and users are often concerned about the loading and usage of a grease gun. Also, after a while, the device starts having some challenges, which sometimes include the creation of air pockets in the grease. This restricts the circulation of grease in the device. However, there are numerous tips on the toolsinsider blog that one can apply to handle these issues.

Loading the device

No matter the kind of device you are using whether it is a manual, pneumatic or battery powered gun, you have to ensure that a proper loading of the gun. Generally, manual grease guns are loaded with the use of replacement cartridges. For this task, use the tips listed below:

  • You need to first detach the head from the barrel and push it to another end to lock it.
  • Next, detach the caps from both sides of the cartridge and insert this tool into the gun’s barrel.
  • Reattach both the barrel component and gun’s head but ensure that the device is closed moderately. You now have to remove the plunger rod and insert it into the assembly.
  • Now the gun is in its complete form and ready for use; but if you notice that the grease does not circulate properly after a few strokes, then you might have to loosen the head assembly a few spins which aid the removal of trapped air bubbles.
  • Now you can reassemble the unit.

The second technique of loading the equipment is by filling it with bulk quantities of grease. For this task:

  • First, detach the filler’s plug from the gun’s head and attach nipple that connects to the adapter on the pump.
  • Next, you can screw them together, but ensure that you detach the empty cartridges away from the gun. If you failed to perform this task, it can break off the cartridge which can cause the complete breakdown or clogging of the gun.
  • Finally, handle the plunger rod in inward position and activate the pump level so that the grease can circulate to the other sections of the gun.