What You Should Consider When Buying Your Next Grease Gun

For most mechanical equipment with moving parts, there will come a time when they struggle to get the job done.  When this happens, you should not rush into buying a new one. Depending on the problem, there is a good chance the moving parts need some greasing to keep going. By applying grease in the right amount, rest assured their mechanical equipment will work efficiently.

But as is easy as it sounds, you might struggle to apply the grease with precision. Furthermore, applying it to hard-to-reach areas can take a toll on you.  Rather than turning a blind eye as you struggle, why not invest in a grease gun. With this tool, you will have an easy time squeezing the lubricant into tight spots.

However, choosing from the different types of grease guns can turn out to be a mammoth task. So, how do you ensure your purchase decision is well-informed?  Here are three things to consider when shopping around for the best grease gun.

  • Types of Grease Guns

First things first, you need to determine the type of grease gun that will serve you perfectly. To make an informed decision, factor in the pros and cons of the different types available. They include the pneumatic grease pump, lever grease gun, hand pump grease gun, and many more.  

Remember, the type of mechanical equipment, and the task at hand also determine the best option to use. For instance, cordless grease guns work best for heavy machinery.  In short, consider the usage before making the necessary payments.

  • Ergonomics

When searching around for the best grease guns to buy, you’ll notice that they’re available in a wide range of shapes and sizes.  While it is tempting to settle on the first one you find, this decision could prove costly. To get good value for your money, you need to look for the most comfortable grease gun to use.

You don’t have to go overboard since you can look at the grease gun that best fits in your hands. Fortunately, some come with cushioned grips with divots.  With such grease guns, you’ll have an easy time holding them.

  • Grease Nipples

The grease nipple is also worth looking into, as it determines how much grease you will apply. You want to apply enough lubrication to the machine, and it is possible to settle for the right grease fitting. Whether you decide to go with the air grease pump or manual grease gun; there are two options available.  Be sure to select the flexible metal nozzle or straight, short nozzle, depending on what you want.

In Conclusion

Whereas there are different grease pumps out there, finding the best doesn’t have to be the underlying reason behind your woes.  As long as you understand the features to watch out for, rest assured you will make an informed purchase decision.  Hopefully, the above tips can help you find the right grease gun to use without the hassle.

About RJ Frometa

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