Notices
Like Tree12Likes

DeWalt 20v Grease Gun

Old 06-09-2019, 08:50 AM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 20
Default DeWalt 20v Grease Gun

I have used the typical hand pump grease gun and have a few trailers. Finally decided to treat myself to a electric gun. WOW! purges easier and makes the job simple and QUICK! Did my one axle trailer this morning and it made the job a breeze. Could always get by with a manual grease gun and thought these electrics were for people who used these things for a living. Since I just bought another 3 axle trailer, I decided to treat myself and glad I did.
cajflynn and mdman352 like this.
GoFishOrGoHome is offline  
Old 06-09-2019, 11:04 AM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: West Palm
Posts: 5,765
Default

Itís the best trailer tool I own. I flush the grease out of my hubs all the time.
mdman352 likes this.
cajflynn is offline  
Old 06-09-2019, 11:59 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 671
Default

I wish Kobalt would make 24v one.
Chimpo likes this.
Bayou Dularge is offline  
Old 06-09-2019, 12:09 PM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Hanahan, SC
Posts: 7,971
Default

I've got 2 Milwaukee M18 guns...love them.
schoolsout1 is offline  
Old 06-10-2019, 05:51 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: melbourne, fl
Posts: 321
Default

Was just thinking about getting one the other day - until I saw the price, best I saw was 170ish.
think I'm gonna go pnumatic and save some $
strange is offline  
Old 06-10-2019, 06:12 AM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa Florida
Posts: 4,941
Default

Originally Posted by strange View Post
Was just thinking about getting one the other day - until I saw the price, best I saw was 170ish.
think I'm gonna go pnumatic and save some $

how would pneumatic work on the road? i have had the pneumatic ones, found the old manual guns were faster!
Rolandt03 is offline  
Old 06-10-2019, 03:59 PM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: West Palm
Posts: 5,765
Default

Originally Posted by strange View Post
Was just thinking about getting one the other day - until I saw the price, best I saw was 170ish.
think I'm gonna go pnumatic and save some $
$170 is cheaper than a bearing failure most of the time.
mdman352 likes this.
cajflynn is offline  
Old 06-10-2019, 04:02 PM
  #8  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: West Palm
Posts: 5,765
Default

Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
how would pneumatic work on the road? i have had the pneumatic ones, found the old manual guns were faster!
My experience is that it takes at least half a tube of grease to flush out one of my hubs. No way anyone is pumping three of four tubes of grease by hand. I LOVE my electric grease gun.
mdman352 likes this.
cajflynn is offline  
Old 06-10-2019, 04:57 PM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 23
Default

I own a landscaping business. I grease the mowers every morning before they go out. I canít believe I used to do this with a manual gun. The dewalt is amazing. Works great and is very simple and fast.

Caj do you flush the grease out only after a trailer is dunked in salt water? Or just simply to keep the grease fresh?

Finfever21 likes this.
GradyGravelyFord is offline  
Old 06-10-2019, 05:17 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portsmouth,Va
Posts: 959
Default

Originally Posted by GradyGravelyFord View Post
I own a landscaping business. I grease the mowers every morning before they go out. I canít believe I used to do this with a manual gun. The dewalt is amazing. Works great and is very simple and fast.

Caj do you flush the grease out only after a trailer is dunked in salt water? Or just simply to keep the grease fresh?


Same here, 14 years owning a lawn and landscape business and always used a manual grease gun. This dewalt saves so much time.
Finfever21 is offline  
Old 06-10-2019, 06:22 PM
  #11  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: West Palm
Posts: 5,765
Default

Originally Posted by GradyGravelyFord View Post
I own a landscaping business. I grease the mowers every morning before they go out. I canít believe I used to do this with a manual gun. The dewalt is amazing. Works great and is very simple and fast.

Caj do you flush the grease out only after a trailer is dunked in salt water? Or just simply to keep the grease fresh?

I do both.
cajflynn is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 03:08 AM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 10,433
Default

Electric guns are great. They donít hit quite the same pressure as some of the high end guns such as a Lincoln for clearing stuck grease passages, but for 99% of applications they save serious time and frustration.
autobaun70 is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 03:29 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pascagoula, MS
Posts: 257
Default

Does it leak? I have a problem with my manual gun leaking and I hate that. I would buy it just to end that situation.
On the Half Shell likes this.
pdsw is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 05:50 AM
  #14  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa Florida
Posts: 4,941
Default

Originally Posted by cajflynn View Post


My experience is that it takes at least half a tube of grease to flush out one of my hubs. No way anyone is pumping three of four tubes of grease by hand. I LOVE my electric grease gun.
i meant that the manual gun was faster than the pneumatic! im with you, electric gun and call it a day!
Rolandt03 is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 06:53 AM
  #15  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 10,433
Default

Originally Posted by pdsw View Post
Does it leak? I have a problem with my manual gun leaking and I hate that. I would buy it just to end that situation.
Assuming you have a flex hose gun, get a grease gun bracket. Put the gun in the bracket with the hose/pump head facing down, then run the hose back so that it is pointed upwards and secure it in the clamp. One side of the clamp has an indent to hold the hose. Most guns tend to drip from the handle you pull back to load them, and from the tip of the hose. As long as both of those are pointed upwards, they won't leak during storage. May still have some seepage when using in hot weather, but that's the nature of the beast.

Also, synthetic greases tend to drip less than conventional.

https://smile.amazon.com/Lincoln-Lub...gateway&sr=8-5
pdsw likes this.
autobaun70 is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 08:08 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: melbourne, fl
Posts: 321
Default

Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
how would pneumatic work on the road? i have had the pneumatic ones, found the old manual guns were faster!
Its for the shop.
I have a couple spare sets of bearings for the road. The times I've had bearing problems on the road no amount of grease would have helped them.
strange is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 08:39 AM
  #17  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa Florida
Posts: 4,941
Default

Originally Posted by strange View Post
Its for the shop.
I have a couple spare sets of bearings for the road. The times I've had bearing problems on the road no amount of grease would have helped them.
correct no mount of grease would help a failure, but once you make the repair on the side of the road, you still have to add grease!
Rolandt03 is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 11:44 AM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: melbourne, fl
Posts: 321
Default

Prepacked
in a new hub
I've played that game too many times
I keep 2 rtg
strange is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 12:02 PM
  #19  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa Florida
Posts: 4,941
Default

Originally Posted by strange View Post
Prepacked
in a new hub
I've played that game too many times
I keep 2 rtg
even though they are pre packed wouldnt they still need a little more grease once installed to complete the fill of grease?
Rolandt03 is offline  
Old 06-13-2019, 12:49 PM
  #20  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Tarpon Springs, FL
Posts: 7,413
Default

Have that same gun at the farm. Without it greasing all of the equipment would take hours.
mikefloyd is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread