Some effortless tricks and general care can make a massive difference in the longevity of your grease gun and fittings. These simple tips will keep your grease guns ready to use at all times, and prevent clogging and grease build-up and improve efficiency.
Tip 1 – Keep a rag ready
Keep a clean shop rag or lint-free cloth where you store the grease gun. This will help remind you to wipe it both before and after usage. By just giving it a quick wipe, you remove debris and ensure that there is no build-up to cause blockages or obstacles in your nozzle.
Tips 2 – Keep an eye on the fittings
By doing regular inspections on your grease fittings, you can check for anything defective or damaged. By spotting any issues early, you prevent the damage from spreading or having a chain reaction on other fittings and bearings.
Tip 3 – Don’t use grease fittings for different greases
Not all grease is the same as it is with oil and other chemicals. Ensure you know which fitting is for which type of grease to prevent contamination and mixing.
Tip 4 – Standardise
Try and standardise fitting types so that replacing is easy, quick and cost-effective.
Tip 5 – Keep covered and neat
Packing away greasing guns is no different from other tools or equipment. It is always best to keep it in a cool, dry, safe space, ideally with a cover. When repacking tubes, ensure it is in an environmentally controlled area to replace them.
Feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or inquiries about your grease gun. Our consultants are highly trained to deal with any issues or questions you might have. Also, don’t forget to check in regarding our product range, as we continuously designing and developing new products. In a constantly evolving market, Gurtech’s mission is to consistently produce unique, innovative, high-quality products. Doing this maximises uptime and protects your machinery whilst minimising operating costs. Contact us now.