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    Cordless grease guns - do any of them not leak? What do you recommend?

    I have finally had it with my old lever type grease gun(s). I go so fed up with it leaving grease in the cartridge, leaking all over the place when stored that I threw them as far as I could into the field. I'm DONE.

    So I have searched this forum and see that both Milwaukee and DeWalt make pretty good cordless grease guns, but some of the review are a bit old, so I am hoping to see what folks recommend that have used either/both of these for a couple of years.

    Since I am kind of a neat-freak by nature, do any of these guns not leak when stored?

    I saw a few complaints on how heavy some of these are (maybe the NiCad versions), but don't know if any of the Li-Ion versions are significantly different than the others.

    I noticed that Milwaukee offers both a 12volt and 18 volt Li-Ion version and DeWalt offers a 18 volt NiCad and 20volt Li-Ion. Any negatives to the 12 volt version?

    To bad Ridgid does not offer one as I have a plethora of their cordless tools which are great, and their lifetime warranty is even better!

    What ever I end up with I will install a Lock-N-Lube on it!

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    If the "leakage" you are talking about is what I get,, it is the oil separating from the grease.
    An electric grease gun will not stop that.

    Many people have a piece of PVC pipe with a cap to store the grease gun,,
    the cap catches the leakage.

    I have a metal shelf where I store my grease guns,,,
    under the shelf, I just keep some kitty litter,
    it catches the oil, and smells good!!
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    My DeWalt doesn' t

    I would wait to hear from others about whether or not they leak. Mine has not leaked and I love this one. It's really sped up greasing by a bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by em14 View Post
    I would wait to hear from others about whether or not they leak. Mine has not leaked and I love this one. It's really sped up greasing by a bunch.
    What one do you have - the 18 or 20volt DeWalt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    If the "leakage" you are talking about is what I get,, it is the oil separating from the grease.
    An electric grease gun will not stop that.

    Many people have a piece of PVC pipe with a cap to store the grease gun,,
    the cap catches the leakage.

    I have a metal shelf where I store my grease guns,,,
    under the shelf, I just keep some kitty litter,
    it catches the oil, and smells good!!
    I'm talking about grease dripping out the bottom of the gun. I *think* some guns might be better than others, depending on how they seal.

    Of course looking at the JD literature, their multi-purpose, extreme duty synthetic grease says that this grease will not drip, run or evaporate - so that might fix a problem with a normally 'drippy' grease gun - but it's $10/tube. So using this grease with a great quality gun might be the ticket.
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    You might not have the problem in your climate, but here in the heat in our Texas summers I've never had a grease gun that would not eventually leak. I have the DeWalt 18v gun and I just tie a zip-loc bag over the end of it when not using. All my other lever guns I store by hanging them over the side of a 5 gallon bucket so they can drip into it.
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    I have the Milwaukee and it doesn’t leak. I use inexpensive grease from Napa in it.
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    I have had the 20V Dewalt around 1-1/2 years. I keep it hanging at oudoor temperature under an overhang to my barn. It is over a clean concrete floor and I have seen no leaks under or around it. It's filled with Lucas polyurea grease.

    My pistol grip John Deere brand grease gun filled with Deere polyurea grease does leak. I've had it 2 years. My 35 year old no name pistol grip from K Mart has never leaked. Several different brands of grease in it over the years.

    Love the Dewalt with the LocknLube tip. I have arthritis and had a horse step on my right hand years ago, and being able to grease with just one hand is a real blessing.
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    I have a dewalt 18 volt. It doesn't leak, works well. But, it's only a year or so old.
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    Grease leaks are a curse

    The only grease gun I've ever had without a leak had no grease in it.
    That said, my 20V DeWalt with the Lock n lube tip is pretty clean. I just wish the tip would go into the smaller places on the 1025R.
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