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Old 16-04-12   #1 (permalink)
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Husqvarna bar tip grease gun

Recently bought a Husqvarna Grease Gun for greasing the bar tip and clutch bearing as pictured below



I can't for the life of me work out how to use it!

The only moving part on it is a cap inside that I thought I perhaps had to push down to force the grease out but all that happens is that the grease comes up round your thumb and not out the end? What I originally thought would happen is you place the metal tip inside the bar then push down on the whole unit but that doesn't move so can't be right either. There was no packaging or instructions with it to look at either.

Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
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I struggled with the husky one, I spent 11 for the Oregon one with 3 packets of grease. When you push down it should pump the grease out. So your thoughts are correct. Sounds like a faulty bit of kit to me!


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Re: Husqvarna bar tip grease gun

Just need to get the air pocket out.
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Re: Husqvarna bar tip grease gun

glad to hear iam not the only one who struggles with this ,seems everything exept the sprocket gets greased!!
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Re: Husqvarna bar tip grease gun

So does the Oregon one work a lot better OnFootForestry? I'll have another look at it but to me it doesn't seem very good at all.

Yes agree Carlos, no grease goes where you want it to! All over my finger and none on the saw
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Re: Husqvarna bar tip grease gun

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Recently bought a Husqvarna Grease Gun for greasing the bar tip and clutch bearing as pictured below



I can't for the life of me work out how to use it!

The only moving part on it is a cap inside that I thought I perhaps had to push down to force the grease out but all that happens is that the grease comes up round your thumb and not out the end? What I originally thought would happen is you place the metal tip inside the bar then push down on the whole unit but that doesn't move so can't be right either. There was no packaging or instructions with it to look at either.

Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
Just to be sure -- You don't put the nozzle in the bar groove , you put it in the small hole on the side of the nose of the bar . Forgive me if that what you are doing . The only trouble I have with these is the red cap falls off all the time . Mine always pump grease through the hole into the sprocket nose though . There is a recent post suggesting its best to never grease them at all - - - -
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Re: Husqvarna bar tip grease gun

I have found these to be good on the old Huskys with the hollow crank shaft end with the grease hole under the clutch sprocket but personally avoid greasing bar tips as it tends to accumulate dust and jams the sprocket tip in the end when buried in the cut.
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Re: Husqvarna bar tip grease gun

I have never greased the bar tip and think it's better not to, as Spud says it just attracts crud.
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Re: Husqvarna bar tip grease gun

Yes been putting it in the side of the bar at the grease point, not in the groove
I've never greased the bar before but I recently fitted a new bar and found that the sprocket keeps clogging up & jamming so I was going to grease it and see if that helped?
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Re: Husqvarna bar tip grease gun

As others have said greasing sprocket tips is at best a waste of time and at worst will wear them out more quickly.
However those little guns are absolutely perfect for greasing hard to get at muffler bearings.
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