How to Load a Grease Gun
Step by step instructions of how to load a grease gun. Photos will help to explain each step along the way.
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The head needs to be packed with grease.
The plunger is usually dry in a new grease gun.
In this case, smear grease into the inside of the barrel to help lubricate the plunger.
Remove both ends of the grease cartridge.
Using a rag, push the grease from the bottom of the cartridge to form a large dome of grease on the top.
With the t-handle out, place the cartridge into the barrel.
The dome of grease is ready to pack the grease gun head.
Screw the barrel into the head of the gun. This will further push the dome of grease into the grease gun head.
Push the t-handle right down into the barrel.
Take out any possible air pockets. To do this, unscrew the barrel a half turn from the grease gun head and pump the handle and then tighten again. You should hear any air fizz out. Tighten the barrel again before use.