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Which Budget 1/2" Impact Gun - Cordless?

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11 hours ago, Big J said:

But daily greasing would push dirt out of the bushes surely?

That’s my thinking too- can’t see how grease that has been expelled from the bushes would ever go back in so irrelevant if it gets dirt on it. You could argue that by having a thick rim of sacrifificial expelled grease around a bush prevents dirt ingress into the bush itself- particularly if they have started to get worn. Obviously I can see the perils of over greasing a bearing with seals for sure.

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38 minutes ago, LGP Eddie said:

At least treat yourself to a G coupler for your battery version, they’re brilliant.

There does seem to be lots of choice of them on ebay but anywhere recommended for a genuine one?

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2 minutes ago, Matthew Storrs said:

That’s my thinking too- can’t see how grease that has been expelled from the bushes would ever go back in so irrelevant if it gets dirt on it.

I wouldn't say never, pressure washers are ace at forcing grit into bearings.

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1 hour ago, LGP Eddie said:

Not knocking the Battery ones, in the right hands I’m certain they’re fine.

Just I normally witness the 30 second dash around a machine that is completely black around all pivot points from over greasing by the so called operator, before they throw all the sandwich wrappers, crisp packets and pop bottles out of the cab onto the floor and slam the door shut, racing to get in the van for home!

 

At least treat yourself to a G coupler for your battery version, they’re brilliant.

 

Eddie.

The G coupler looks really good, I must admit. I generally grease each time I refuel, which is usually every 12 machine hours. I don't go nuts, but you can appreciate that a forestry forwarder has a hard life!

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G-couplers are brill, but can be too big to get on some nipples. You then need 2 guns or accept that you are going to get messy swapping the coupler for a standard one.

Saying that, a short flexible grease hose with a nipple on one end (to attach to the g-coupler) and a standard connector on the other would solve that issue. I’m going to get a couple - can’t believe I hadn’t thought of it before!

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2 hours ago, LGP Eddie said:

Basically the Fuchs Reiner uses a larger grease cartridge that looks a little like a tube of Silicone.

To fit you simply remove the cap and then insert and screw into the housing.

The grease is actually sucked out of the tube with the bottom cap of the tube sliding up as emptying progresses.

They literally completely empty the tube every time no issues or mess whatsoever.

They run at higher pressure and deliver more each stroke than a standard gun.

You can also change grades in seconds, with a couple of pumps allowing the different product through.

 

I’ve three and the oldest is around 5 years now, all still working perfectly.

 

 

The G Coupler replaces the standard Grease Gun end and allows you to simply clip onto the nipples without having to hold it with one hand.

They are brilliant and combined with the Reiner mean you can grease machines effortlessly without mess.

 

 

Eddie.

I've got one of those and they're great for changing cartridges (although the screw in cartridges are a bit more expensive) and nice to use but I still pick up my Milwaukee first.

 

They both completly drain the cartridge but the Milwaukee is much quicker, especially where you need a lot of grease. It's easy to overgrease but it's not hard to avoid and you can limit the squirts on the Milwaukee if you're worried.

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The only situation I can see where I’d need the volume of grease to warrant it would be a track adjuster, if I’d had the track off.

I don’t need to recharge, mess about with batteries, can leave them in the machine cabs and no panic if the van gets done at the Travelodge.

 

If I’d a workshop then yes almost certainly I’d go with one as the two speed Milwaukee ones will blow through most stuck nipples with ease.

 

 

Eddie.

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54 minutes ago, monkeybusiness said:

G-couplers are brill, but can be too big to get on some nipples. You then need 2 guns or accept that you are going to get messy swapping the coupler for a standard one.

Saying that, a short flexible grease hose with a nipple on one end (to attach to the g-coupler) and a standard connector on the other would solve that issue. I’m going to get a couple - can’t believe I hadn’t thought of it before!

Can be more faff than you think. I gave up, kept popping off in awkward spots.

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At work we use the Milwaukee m18. Have the grease gun and the stubby 3/8 impact wrench with the 5amp batteries. I've got the makita stuff my self I find the grinder draind the 5 amp batteries you'll be better getting a 6amp. The makita 1002z is a big gun in your hands and has amazing nut busting torque but if you dont need all that I'd go for a 285. 

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