Originally Posted by codprawn
Same here - gets everywhere!!!
And whats the best way to clear blocked nipples? Whenever I try a grease gun it seems that 70% of the time the grease just squirts out all around the nipple.
There is a tool to clear them but maybe it's easier to unscrew it?
Nipples mostly dont get blocked .. its the bearing surfaces which they feed that get plugged,.. and most grease guns cant overcome that pressure to blow out the hard mass thats got built up around that area.
And in the same situation, the push on fit leaks heavily as you exert more pressure to try and blow out the plug,.... with a common exception...., often the nipple head gets deformed with an odd knock or abraision, and the grease gun head does not seal around it .. it looks ok on a quick glance, but look closer and it is not .. the hardest one to spot is a compression hit dead on the top of the nipple .. it looks ok but in actual fact its deformed and wont accept or hold the push on grease gun fitting, or it leaks to buggery when you pump
.. also .. after some good use the head on the gun/flexi hose becomes slack and also wont seal ...
THis ones for JSP
I like to change the nipple clamp on the end of my gun hose regularly .. after vigorous pumping sometimes a loss of sensation & force is noticeable and worst of all .. escape of lubricant unintentionally