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09-15-2007 02:43 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Dood

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I bought a used "The Greaser", but it came with no instructions.
I didnt see any detailed instructions on the website, either.

Can anyone explain how to properly use this thing?

Pictures or a video (youtube) may be very helpful here.

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09-15-2007 02:58 AM  10 years agoPost 2
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Remove the white plastic cylindrical concave cone-shaped piece from the metal base. Put some grease (a half-inch or so) in the metal base under where the flat end of the white concave cone part fits.

With a finger, also wipe a thin film of grease around the O-ring in the outside bottom groove of the white cylindrical piece, then put it back in place in the base. Put the bearing, centered, into the concave part of the white cone.

Gently press the tapered tip of the white pointed piece directly downward onto the inner hole of the bearing, and grease will slowly squeeze up through.

You don't need a lot -- just 'til you see the grease come up through the dust covers (if it has them) of the bearing. No need to clean out The Greaser after using unless you're changing grease brands -- just leave it in there and store the whole thing in a ziploc bag.

Opinions on grease brands vary, but the Bosch 'Beige', which is made for the bearings in high-speed, high-powered impact tools, is highly recommended by many for heli bearings also. Find it at any local Bosch tool service center.

Verbatim off the tube:

BOSCH

Gear grease for Power Tools

Order number 1 615 430 001-000

Contents: 225 ml

Made in Germany

Robert Bosch GmbH
Geschaftsbereich Elektrowerkzeuge
70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen

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09-15-2007 03:11 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Dood

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GF, like this?

^^^^^^I'm not totally sure what part of my hand that is in the picture, but Im pretty sure my hands don't look that disgusting!

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09-15-2007 03:12 AM  10 years agoPost 4
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Nope. Turn the white cylindrical concave cone-shaped piece the other way so its flat side is downward against the grease in the base, then set the bearing inside the bottom of the concave cone. The reason there's a tapered concave cone is to accommodate different-sized bearings.

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09-15-2007 03:16 AM  10 years agoPost 5
Dood

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How 'bout this one?

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09-15-2007 03:19 AM  10 years agoPost 6
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The white pointed tip piece with the black handle is what presses down onto the inner race of the bearing. The white, cylindrical concave cone-shaped piece fits into the base, flat-side down, concave cone shape up, with the bearing then set into the bottom of the concave cone shape.

THEN you push gently down with the pointed white tip onto the center race of the bearing.

PS -- Unscrew the white tapered tip part out of the inside of the black handle and screw it back into the top of the black handle -- easier to use that way.

Looks like you're missing the O-ring that fits around the bottom groove of the white plastic part that fits into the base. Gonna be messy until you find a replacement O-ring, but you might be able to get it to work.

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09-15-2007 03:26 AM  10 years agoPost 7
Dood

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I have all the pieces, it seems. There IS an O-ring in there.
It has grease in it already.

Remember, I got it used. (I might have an idea why he sold it, couldn't make it work right)

Looks to me like the big white concave cone (funnel?) is backwards in the metal base. I definately have some cleaning up to do, switch it around, to make it right.

BY THE WAY!

There WAS grease coming up through the small hole when I put pressure on it.

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09-15-2007 03:30 AM  10 years agoPost 8
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I edited the first answer. Read it again and see if it makes sense.

Also, it's much easier to use the pointed white tapered piece with it screwed onto the top of the black handle instead of from inside it.

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09-15-2007 03:33 AM  10 years agoPost 9
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Thanks GimbalFan.

Have a drink. On me!

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09-15-2007 03:35 AM  10 years agoPost 10
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Why, thank you! Pouring one right now.

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09-15-2007 03:41 AM  10 years agoPost 11
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09-15-2007 03:46 AM  10 years agoPost 12
GimbalFan (RIP)

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^^^ Damn. All that typing and there it was all the time. Well worth the read.

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09-15-2007 03:57 AM  10 years agoPost 13
Dood

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Gentlemen, I do believe I got it!!
I just greased my 1st bearing!!

This is so exciting!

The Greaser was indeed backasswards.
I moved the o-ring, flipped the thing around...

Someone send me some more bearings QUICK!! This is the greatest invention since potable water.

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09-15-2007 04:00 AM  10 years agoPost 14
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Badda boom badda bing.

Pete has definitely invented a winner there. Use mine on every build or repair.

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09-15-2007 10:32 PM  10 years agoPost 15
Paul Woodcock

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Hi guys

When i use my greaser, i push down on the white plunger section as well as the 'pusher tool'. This is to avoid over stressing the bearing.....You still need a fair preasure on the 'pusher tool' to keep a good seal and not let the grease go past the bearing.

Hope this helps

Paul

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09-16-2007 12:15 AM  10 years agoPost 16
falcon447

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Dood

Good Job Dood!!!!

Brian

Thanks to all the brave service people who serve our country!

Brian (ViperDraggs) Jones

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