New grease tip

Discussion in 'Chainsaws and Power Equipment' started by Sinngetreu, Nov 21, 2020 at 3:26 PM.

  1. Sinngetreu

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    I got tired of breaking the plastic Oregon bar grease "guns" and was going to make an adapter for my regular grease gun to use on chainsaw bars until I found this. Anyone else use this? What do you think of it?

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  2. Ward Hoarder

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    Looks pretty good alright to me.
     
  3. Sinngetreu

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    I realize it's not exactly a big deal, but I'm used to using needle tips on my grease gun, so I was happy to find an easy solution and to be able to make my grease gun a little more versatile.
     
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    Looks like a better solution than those stupid oregon "guns".
     
  5. Mag Craft

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    I do not use grease on my sprocket nose bars. When ever I take the chain off or clean the saw I blow out the sprocket nose with air and then put some oil in the hole where the grease goes.
    But if you like to grease the sprocket nose what you have there looks pretty good.
     
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    This is exactly why I posted it. Glad to help.
     
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    I bought a kit that LockNLube sells that has that in it but have never used that tip. Just like Mag Craft said, at the end of the day, I'll clean the bar with a groove cleaner and then take air to it and once that groove is clean, I take the air to the nose of the bar until the sprocket spins fast enough it makes a whistling noise.

    I do clean the groove of the bar in the woods once I fill the gas tank up on the saw for its second time. With the decaying pine I've been cutting, the groove on the bar gets cleaned more, once I lose the sheen off the top of the cutters, it's time to clean the groove and flip the bar.
     
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    Do you remember where you got the kit?
     
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    Tractor Supply sells those tips. My experience with one is don't bother. YMMV.
     
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    I haven't greased a bar tip in close to 40 years. I will clean the bar rails with a hacksaw blade then blip the throttle a few times and call it good. When I am home I blow out th rails and tip with air and call it a day.
     
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    6A3629E8-192A-4055-931C-6D1F7EB1D497.png This is what we used back in the day. I haven’t seen one in forever. Thought they may have stopped making them.
     
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    I've used many tips like that while in the printing industry to grease various machinery. The only negative is that it will rotate/wobble at the place it goes into the gun tip. As long as that doesn't bother you, it'll be fine. You may have to hold it straight while pumping grease and sometimes that can me cumbersome. Some have a slideable or fixed collar to keep them straight on the guns tip, like this one pictured
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    I grease all my bar tips frequently, especially the milling bars, with the Oregon push style and have never broke one.
     
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    May try to find one. Just bought a needle type recently.
     

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    Still available. You can get several models on Amazon. I looked at getting one because they looked pretty well made. Decided to go with the tip since I use needle tips and love to have a tool that serves multiple purposes. I already have three grease guns, don't need to add to it if I can use what I already have. . :)
     
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    In a moment of desperation, I tried to use a needle for the bar. It didn't work out so well.
     
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    I figure I will need to possibly make a "foot" that I can clamp on my grease tube so I can pump with one hand and hold the tip with the other. I have to usually jam the tube body against my waist when I use a needle. It can be a bit annoying, but if I can find a way to set it on the bench, it might work fine. I do have a small grease gun with a fixed spout that I might try it on too.
     
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  20. Erik B

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    I have a grease gun just like that. I used it on the bar of my Homelite Super XL. That was years ago. I traded the Homelite for a Stihl 029 super.