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    Need Advice on Difficult Access Zerk Fittings

    I have a Milwaukee battery powered grease gun with a LockNLube coupler which is incredibly useful. However, I have a few zerk fittings on some pieces of equipment that are impossible to access considering the length of the LockNLube fitting. I've tried a couple of 90 degree adapters but found them to be pure junk. Even if I remove the LockNLube coupler, the 90 degree adapters would not properly attach to the zerk without wasting grease.

    Has anyone had success with a specific make and model 90 degree coupler? Thanks in advance.
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    I have used this one for 5 years and have had no issues at all with it. I simply screwed a male zerk fitting into it. I use it with my Lock 'N Lube all the time.

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    You can also replace the Zerk fittings themselves with 45 degree or 90 degree fittings. Not sure whether that would help in your situation, but something to consider...
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    I use this one: Amazon.com: Lumax LX-1404 Silver 90 Degree Grease Coupler: Automotive

    And this one: Amazon.com: Thexton THE418 Grease Coupler: Automotive

    The first one works better but there are places where only the second one will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RodW View Post
    You can also replace the Zerk fittings themselves with 45 degree or 90 degree fittings. Not sure whether that would help in your situation, but something to consider...
    I had to replace one straight zerk on my 270B with a 90 degree zerk so I could access with my lock n lube XL tip. I believe it was the upper zerk on the left/right pivot. No more issues.

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