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This thread is about all things tools.

Let me pump some schmoo on you.

Automagic schmoo squirter.


You'll have to exsqueeze AvE. He's Canudian.

Milwaukee used to be a top-end tool company but I'm seeing a lot of negativity about them lately.

This tool in particular is a big fucking $250 fail, top to bottom, inside an out.

As far as grease guns go in general: I suppose if you're the low-guy on the totem pole in the maintenance shop for a huge fleet of grease-hungry machinery and you have to grease a hundred fittings a day, every day, a powered grease gun might come in handy. But otherwise, a well-built $30 hand pump is dandy enough.

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That's fucking hilarious!
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... I suppose if you're the low-guy on the totem pole in the maintenance shop for a huge fleet of grease-hungry machinery ...
Such a shop will have a grease pit, so merely getting at the fittings won't be difficult.
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You've never done much of that kind of work, have you AA? :)
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I wasn't gonna say it. Though I bet he's got experience with grease guns.

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Whoa.......

Probably one of those bastards that pumps (if you'll forgive the expression) crank case oil into your car engine at Fuck You Lube.com.

Whack suck Whack suck Whack suck... Just really bloody violent. :)
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I have not been in a grease pit, but I have worked on cars, including greasing ball joints.
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Ok, we'll give you a pass this time. :)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:35 pm
I have not been in a grease pit, but I have worked on cars, including greasing ball joints.
At least I, if no one else, gets the joke.
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The Eifel Geared Plier Wrench
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Got one when I was a kid and a relative died. Most useful thing imaginable. Can use different jaws and the thing generatesergs and ft lbs and untold pressure.

And cheap as hell on ebay
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... h&_sacat=0

If you do work around the house go buy one.
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ed wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:35 pm
I have not been in a grease pit, but I have worked on cars, including greasing ball joints.
At least I, if no one else, gets the joke.
Paging Doctor Freud.

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... and then I said, and sometimes it's just a cigar. :BigGrin3:
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Here's a grease gun ed will appreciate. ;)

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:)
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I love this channel. This guy is one hell of a carpenter. He specializes in post frame construction. He'll get a 40x60x30' building to within a half inch of square. He does it with one helper.

Here he reviews a tool I very much want but have zero use for.


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I did a few grease jobs back when I was an airframer in the Navy. More of a pain in the ass than you might imagine.
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This tool is the most terrifyingly fun, physically uncomfortable, exhausting to use provider of views that truly qualify for the word "awesome."
As for fools, they didn't last long.

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Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:31 am
I did a few grease jobs back when I was an airframer in the Navy. More of a pain in the ass than you might imagine.
Is this carefully constructed double entendre (<---French!!) for the benefit of Abdul?
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Back to the original tool, the Milwalkee Grease Gun. Here, AvE shows the nasty side of this dangerously Greasy Gun

If you've never been through a hydraulic safety class, this is the one to watch. It might be the best ever presented anywhere. And lots of profanity too.

Enjoy. The baby chicks may or may not get greased.