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Getting very frustrated with the poor quality of grease gun end couplers. Most last only for a few zerks before grease is oozing out all over the place. Lincoln used to be our choice but now they've gone off shore for production and they're no better than the rest. It's so bad Lincoln doesn't even stamp their own name on their ends. They must be embarrassed. Can you get quality ends for grease guns made domestically? I don't care what it costs. Frustration and time wasting cost way more.
 

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Go to an auction sale and buy something that's 25 years old.:(

If there is one I haven't found it yet. Sorry.:(
 

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We bought a wide grease gun end from our New Holland dealer that are fatter than the regular ones and are designed for automatic grease guns. They seem to leak less but are bulky.
 

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We've used the bulky ones you guys are talking about. They may be marginally better but nothing like they should be and they simply are too fat to get into certain areas you have to get into sometimes.
 

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You kinda expect a cheap tip on a $15 gun but on a $300 cordless, RRRRRR!!!!!!! The factory Lincoln and Alemites tips are by far the best but finding equal replacements, we'll I havn't yet, The Deere tips have been the best so far but make sure they are the heavy duty ones.
 

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I used to get a grease gun end that had a neoprene insert in the seat and they would not only last a long time, they would mold to a somewhat buggered up grease zerk. I don't know what brand they were though as now when I get the same style with that neoprene in the seat, the darned thing wants to fold up inside and seals off the ball area on the zerk and just pressures up the gun. I've been getting the so called "genuine Lincoln" ends lately but they don't seem to seal well on some zerks even if they are in perfect shape, just because some are manufactured with a slightly different profile on the top of the zerk. The amount of grease I waste from it puking out all over the place and not knowing if I am getting any into the bearing ... well its frustrating.
 

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@ Northern Farmer. Funny, Dad was just talking about those grease gun ends with the o-ring in the seat and how they were far superior to the cheap garbage out there now. We've been looking for them as well and were recently told that Acklands supply them. We haven't had the chance to check out Ackland's yet, but will be going there next time we run to the city.
 

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Puckbag, it wouldn't hurt to check out Acklands although where I picked up the later ones ( and didn't work out so well ) were at both Gregg Distributors and Northern Metallic Sales. It seemed these cheep ones had soft jaws that wouldn't hold and mushed up like butter or the seal material was doing goofy things. Of course no company markings on them and I can bet where they were made though. Get some, try them and ether they work or they don't.
 

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I bought 2 Milwaukee grease guns and they are by far the best gun and tip I've ever owned.
You can buy there tips at any Milwaukee dealer
 

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We use MacNaught over here and I think they are pretty good.
I bought a cordless Alemlube and it's leaked from new. :-(

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You kinda expect a cheap tip on a $15 gun but on a $300 cordless, RRRRRR!!!!!!! The factory Lincoln and Alemites tips are by far the best but finding equal replacements, we'll I havn't yet, The Deere tips have been the best so far but make sure they are the heavy duty ones.
You can order new ends through Alemite. We had to order a new hose for one of our guns and ordered some tips as well.
 

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I only buy the ones with 4 jaws. The 3 jaw ones cant take much pressure. John Deere ones are pretty good, but they should be better. TSC sells a high pressure one that's small and is the best I've used. I always get the smaller grease gun ends that fit in more places.
 

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Last grease gun I bought at John Deere (manual pistol grip) has been really good but I actually had to take off the heavy duty end and put a cheaper one on it. It gripped so hard that it kept ripping the grease zerks out of the machines. Yes, I tried tipping it as I pulled, but same issue. Maybe I just had a poor one, but I will say that it didn't leak grease.
 

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Last grease gun I bought at John Deere (manual pistol grip) has been really good but I actually had to take off the heavy duty end and put a cheaper one on it. It gripped so hard that it kept ripping the grease zerks out of the machines. Yes, I tried tipping it as I pulled, but same issue. Maybe I just had a poor one, but I will say that it didn't leak grease.
I have had similar issues with some ends and I have had some success in getting them off by losening the tip where the two halves join together. It seems after you twist them to the side to remove them a few times they lose there ability to seal and start shooting grease out all over.
 

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I only buy the ones with 4 jaws. The 3 jaw ones cant take much pressure. John Deere ones are pretty good, but they should be better. TSC sells a high pressure one that's small and is the best I've used. I always get the smaller grease gun ends that fit in more places.
I've never had a high pressure 4 jaw work better and last longer than a 3 jaw.

We were swapping them weekly. The lincoln high pressure 4 jaws that is.

Then broke down and bough the huge $10 3 jaw ones and they last a couple months or more. Depends who all uses the gun. They can be a PITA to get off though and they are very large.

The NAPA Part number is 715-9572
 

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Because of the the high pressure that the air operated and battery operated grease guns create I agree it's hard to find ends that will last without leaking. What I try to do is save the grease gun with the no leak and easy off end for greasing the hard to get to places and the not so good for the easy to get spots. I know time is money but I find with using a hand pistol gun I use less grease and have less mess!
 
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Can you not adjust the ends of them so they are tighter or looser grip? I could be wrong but I believe I have done that on the John Deere ones.
 
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