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Old 04-09-2006, 11:49 PM
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We'd you get that neat needle you use on your grease gun?
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:19 AM
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Default Re: Alantani - grease lube "needle" attachment?

i took a basket ball air filler needle and dremmelled of the tip. i actually have two grease guns like that. the first has brass compression fittings from the plumbing section of my local hardware store. the second has a brass fitting that just so happened to have perfectly matching threads. when i bought a small "el cheapo" air compressor, this brass fitting was in the pack of accessories. hey, some days it's jelly side up!

one time i ran out of mini grease tubes and had to use stuff from the tub. it took forever to grease all those tiny little screw holes!
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:49 AM
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Most engeneeirng supply places would be able to help sourcing one of those. They are called needle point grease fittings here in Oz, so I would say it would be similar there. Only worth a couple of bucks.
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:26 AM
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Since I couldn't find the compression fittings to properly make the jump from grease gun to inflating needle, I ended up having to solder a brass compression fitting to a brass washer to the (plated) brass inflating needle. It works, though...also good for lubricating guns, locks and all kinds of stuff!
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:33 AM
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Thanks all !
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Old 04-10-2006, 08:03 PM
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Go to a auto supply place they have needles for greasing bearings they fit standard grease gun threads . Think i paid about 5.00
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:52 PM
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True value hardware stores carry a needle with a zerk fitting on the end. Just snap it onto the grease gun (no unscrewing anything). I use one to deflate fish with expanded air bladders... Works great and the needles are stainless. Arlon
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