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Been looking at the Mikwaukee.

How easy is it to swap grease types in the DeWalt?


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Don’t know, Ricky. I just got it and use once. I suspect they’re all pretty much the same in that regard. Got the dewalt as I have a bunch of batteries and two chargers.


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I did buy one of the lock on grease gun tips. Worked awesome for a handful of zerks, then stopped working. Waste of $20.

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The Dewalt seems to prime a bit more consistently than the Milwaukee. If you have batteries for one or the other you can buy adapters for $20 or so that lets you interchange.


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They started installing auto greasers on all of our heavy equipment at work…. Pretty spendy but a neat idea when an oiler costs a 100 bucks an hour…. There are still some areas that it can’t be used like spinning parts…. Think drivelines, etc. but when you have up to a 100 zerks on a rig and 100’s of rigs I guess it makes sense.

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Originally Posted by hardway
They started installing auto greasers on all of our heavy equipment at work…. Pretty spendy but a neat idea when an oiler costs a 100 bucks an hour…. There are still some areas that it can’t be used like spinning parts…. Think drivelines, etc. but when you have up to a 100 zerks on a rig and 100’s of rigs I guess it makes sense.

I hope they work better than the ones installed on some of my customers trucks. They're a POS and never work.


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No powered grease gun for me but the lube lock helps greasing equipment on the farm.


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I have the LockNlube doohickey. When it works it's great but mostly it doesn't.

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Originally Posted by 4th_point
I have the LockNlube doohickey. When it works it's great but mostly it doesn't.

That was my experience. I called them and they said they would send new parts. I asked them why would I try to rebuild something I just bought. They are a P.O.S.


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My guess is that the doohickey works correctly depending on certain dimensions/geometries. If it works, it's great but it doesn't work all on Zerk fittings even those that are supposed to be the same size.

Some of our techs at work tried it too and gave up. They went to the needle nozzle for machinery and test stands. Not the puncture type but the tapered needle. You need to press firmly but minimal mess.

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Been using the Milwaukee (everything I have is on the Milwaukee platform so I have 20+ batteries) for several years on my equipment. One tip to not have to struggle priming it is when it’s empty unscrew the tube before you pull the spring back to remove the grease cartridge. Replace your cartridge and screw it back together and release your spring. Works every time that way and o go through a case or two of grease every winter.

But yes to agree with all I can’t believe I waited as long as I did to get one. Made my life underneath tractors and loaders so much shorter.

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If you get the DeWalt, weld the pressure relief valve shut and put a lock-n-lube on it. Thank me later. I use mine all the time on the farm

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I’ve had Lincoln’s, dewalts, Milwaukee and makita grease guns and the makita has been the best by far.

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Originally Posted by SDLEFTY
If you get the DeWalt, weld the pressure relief valve shut and put a lock-n-lube on it. Thank me later. I use mine all the time on the farm


Does your lock-n-lube actually work?

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