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Default Grease gun: Well made??

Looking to pickup a reliable manual grease gun.

Any preferences??

Thanks.
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Lincoln or Alemite.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Lincoln or Alemite.

Lincoln has tons of models. Any specific?
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Originally Posted by NIGHTIDES View Post
Lincoln has tons of models. Any specific?
application?
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NAPA brand works for me
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I know you said manual but I wanted to recommend the Dewalt 20v cordless one. It is so nice to just grab the case and let it do the work. Makes maintaining multiple trailers/motors and other things around the house a breeze. If you ever decide to go that way, I have been happy with mine this past year.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
application?
Outboard motor zerks.

Tired always reminding mechanic to not forget greasing all of them.
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Lincoln 1134 is what I use.
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Rexbeti grease gun on Amazon for $25, was very impressed with the quality for the price
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I alway had problems trying to get the right angle with the solid neck on most guns. So I bought one of the LOCK and LUBE heads with a flexible hose. I love it! I've used a lot of grease guns over the years and this is the best setup I've had by far.
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Whatever you get, buy a "LocknLube" for it. Best grease gun thing EVER.
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In my experience, "well made" and "manual grease gun" do not often go together.

I have a Lincoln manual that is so-so. It is a bitch to reload. Pumps grease fine once you get it loaded.

I picked up a DeWalt 20v electric grease gun at a good price (I already have a bunch of DeWalt 20v tools). That thing is really nice! Well made and less work to use. Only down side is it is not as portable as a manual.
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Originally Posted by NIGHTIDES View Post
Outboard motor zerks.

Tired always reminding mechanic to not forget greasing all of them.
Lincoln 1142 or Alemite 500 will both be fine. Lever gives a lot more pressure than pistol grip. Either get a gun hanger or store it lever pointing up in a bucket. Put a rubber band around the hose & lever to keep things clean.

This grease works really well on outboards and is much cleaner than the typical "marine grade" stuff. Also doesn't separate and leak out of the gun.

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I have yet to find a grease gun that isn't a pain to load, and/or doesn't ooze grease in my toolbox over time. I made stainless trays to fit my guns in my toolbox, but still have to wipe down the guns and trays when I use them after sitting a while.
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I have a generic mini that I despise. Have never loaded it without winding up covered in grease. Obviously I am doing it wrong, but damn. So, here's a vote against generic mini grease guns.

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I hate grease, grease guns and greasing.

I definitely recommend a Lock n Lube to make the process less painful. I have one on a Lincoln gun, but the last time I needed a new gun I just bought a Lock n Lube branded gun with the coupler included to save some money. I recently got a deal on a Milwaukee M12 grease gun for trailer bearings, but I haven't used it yet.
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I've got the battery powered Dewalt, I like it..
A little pricey though..
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after getting rid of many manual grease guns, I bought a dewalt
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and done with it, great for outboards, trailers, cars, anything that needs grease...
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I have this set up...fits everything and durable.
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