Craftsman Professional Continuous Flow Grease Gun
- Continuous flow while trigger is depressed
- Heavy-duty spring and exclusive piston design
- Fully automatic
- Uses 14-Ounce cartridge bulk filled or canister filled
- Grease not included
I purchased this grease gun about 3 weeks ago. I work in a large shop and I got tired of looking for the grease barrel, rolling it all the way to my work stall, and getting stuck in the divots and uneven pavement on the way there. I have been using it daily and boy is it a time saver! It works as advertised. The best feature is the variable flow trigger. I can control the flow of grease and prevent overgreasing the fitting and making a mess unlike the grease barrel gun our shop has. I checked with Snap-On and the Blue Point equivalent of this gun is $120!!! What a deal at $49.99. It's been worth every penny. A few other guys in my shop are gonna buy one now that they've tried mine. I highly recommend this gun to anyone.
I have gone thru no less than 6 of these craftsman grease guns in the past 2 years. I am not a dummy when it comes to tools, but these guns will drive you nuts. I started out with the $29 one and now I am on my 3rd hd continuous gun. I have wasted more grease than I have used from these guns. I followed the directions and also went on line for feedback. Still problems to get in to work continuously. I do not understand why the center rod will go up the cylinder, but the plunger, oval piece, will not push the grease. The one I am using now worked when I put it away, however I will know better when I go to use it again.
I purchased this product on 10/20/14. Took it back on 10/28/14. Could not get it primed, so called self priming doesn't work. Unfortunately I exchanged it for another just the same. It didn't work either. I'll be taking it back, but getting my money back instead.
This product should also include a flexible head.
I bought this item for 45 bucks which was comparable to grease guns over 80-90 dollars.
The only way this gun will work if if you do not use a cartridge.
Don't waste your money on this item it is a piece of junk! This thing stopped working after 3 shots of grease, you could hear the the pump locked up. I returned this and was given a replacement, and sure enough after the first shot the end of the hose blows off and then this one wouldnt stop shooting grease. Had to return and am now on the third one, wont even take this piece of **** out of the box.
this thing will not prime I tried for over an hour then the threads on the tube stripped out and greese all over the place except in the trucks what a joke sears stop making this thing
I looked at an electric grease gun and this was a better buy.
You don't need any elbow grease when you use this tool.
If you pump a lot of grease, this is the one to get if you don;t want your arm to fall off. We rebuild pumps and one pump requires seven tubes of grease for the two bearings. Before we would fight who would have to pump in the grease , with this grease gun, we fight for who gets to use the gun. With 110 PSI, this gun will empty a tube in about two minutes. Great tool to have if you have to move a lot of grease. The threads on the grease tube is a bit shallow, use can when threading it in.
<p>not worth the money i have 2 of these both won't prime when i change cartridges spend more time trying to get them to pump then the whole job whould take will look for other brands</p>
I had gotten one of these for Father's day and it quit working after a while. I took it back and got it replaced. A few months later the replacement quit working. Sometimes it would work for half a tube of grease (used on a tractor and loader), but it would take an hour of messing with it to get it primed and working. TThen it would only feed half a tube. I could have been done in half the time with a hand grease gun. I would advise against buying this one. Even at half the price it isn't worth it.
bought craftsman tools all my life because their lifetime warranty. rite out of the box it doesn't work. wasted hours trying to get it to work. STEP UP SEARS AND RECALL ALL OF THEM.......
I'm glad I made a spur of the moment decision to purchase this, instead of my normal review based shopping. I screwed in a fitting, connected the included whip hose, and dropped a cartridge of grease in. Expecting at least a little frustration priming, I was pleasantly shocked when it immediately primed after only a couple of seconds. Gun seems to be well designed, and despite it's China origins, well assembled. My air drop is 1/2" line, with my drop's regulator set at 90 psi.
<p>I purchased this grease gun last fall before harvest to spead up greasing our equipment. Speed it up it did. A job that used to take between 30 minutes to 1 hour took about 15 minutes. Even gearboxes were filled fast, roughly 30 seconds per tube of grease.</p>
<p>I have gone thru no less than 6 of these craftsman grease guns in the past 2 years. I am not a dummy when it comes to tools, but these guns will drive you nuts. I started out with the $29 one and now I am on my 3rd hd continuous gun. I have wasted more grease than I have used from these guns. I followed the directions and also went on line for feedback. Still problems to get in to work continuously. I do not understand why the center rod will go up the cylinder, but the plunger, oval piece, will not push the grease. The one I am using now worked when I put it away, however I will know better when I go to use it again.</p>
To sum up why im taking the time to write this review about this product is that it SUCKS!!!!!!!!! I bought this because i thought it would be easier the hand pumping boy was i wrong. Im a trailer chassis mechanic for a rail yard and i use quite a bit of grease throught my day and hand pumping was getting old and stinks when you have a stubborn grease zert. So i had the bright idea to buy this tool and use it, well i did and the first day i use it i get it to work seemed fine, disconnect it from the air line go to ise it 20 minutes later and nothing! wouldnt prime wouldnt pump wouldnt do a **** thing. so i spent the next 45 minutes trying to get it working again but to no avail. so i take it back hopping it was just a faulty gun. get the new gun got it to work, worked great was so easy to use, for about 10 minutes. piece of ************ shooting grease all of a sudden, thought i was out but there was plenty left in the tube, then the motor would just accuate for no reason when i pulled on the trigger and let go. So i strongly recommend that if you want a good grease gun thatll get alot of use invest in a battery operated gun itll save you lots of time and trips to sears to return thier piece of **** and poorly designed so called PROFESSIONAL grease gun.
<p>I follow the instructions to the letter and it is a constant battle to keep it primed. I generally can only use half a tube of grease because the plunger sticks or there is not enough spring pressure to push the grease to the end. If it worked as advertised there is no argument, it would be perfect. Not worth all the trouble it has caused. I spend more time messing with the grease gun than actually greasing. I have never tightened the barrel of the grease gun with anything outer than my had and it is now stripped. I am also very disappointed it is only warrantied for a year. Smart move for Craftsman!</p>
<p>The gun was constantly hanging up right out of the box and being a millwright and machinist I tore the thing apart and after deburing a couple of pieces I got it to work correctly. The thing is also hard to charge and purge the air out of. The charging handle should lock into the piston to help push the grease up the tube like my manual grease guns do. Other than that is pumps guite well now...</p>
grease gun sure beats pumping by hand, I have used mine for 3 years in semi-truck dealership service center. pumps good easy to prime, only thing is that after several hundred tubes of grease the seal in the cylinder leaks grease by and makes big mess when changing grease tubes. not as strong as a bulk grease gun, but will free up fittings that a hand grease gun won't. The continuous action only works if the grease flows freely out of fitting other wise you have to pump trigger for more pressure. I just purchase a new one due to the grease leaking by the seal, pump part still works good, going to look for a cylinder that will fit pump. New one also comes with flexible hose, as the old one did not, and the new one does not say on the box that it comes with one. Especially a good deal when it is half off in the craftsmen club.
This is the second one I bought. I am a weekend DIY'er, so I don't use it very often, but for the "occasional" uses from repacking the SUV front axle, greasing up the u-join, drive shaft to regular maintenance of impact air wrench, it has lived to my expectation. It is very easy to use and very powerful to get big job (such as repacking birfield) done easy.