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05-12-2011 10:51 PM  7 years agoPost 21
swoop_g

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yea, your right, I had to edit my last post. It was kinda harsh. It is a nice product, I guess I'm jealous I don't have one.

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05-12-2011 10:55 PM  7 years agoPost 22
PJRono

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There's a bit of work to making the "Greaser". There's a machined cup, machined delrin coned center with O-ring, a machined top with aluminum/delrin driver attached. $40 is really a deal, besides the fact that it makes greasing bearings easy.

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05-13-2011 12:27 AM  7 years agoPost 23
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Do as you please, but I bet my method of greasing is at least as fast, or faster than the greaser. Plus it wastes very little grease. What do you do with the leftover grease from your greaser?

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05-13-2011 01:58 AM  7 years agoPost 24
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GMP your thumb method does make alot of sense. I am pretty sure I can duplicate what you are talking about and I can see how it would work perfect. Did you come up with that on your own? Pretty creative if you ask me.

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05-13-2011 06:50 AM  7 years agoPost 25
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GMPheli

Do as you please, but I bet my method of greasing is at least as fast, or faster than the greaser. Plus it wastes very little grease. What do you do with the leftover grease from your greaser?
The wasted grease is very little and not worth mentioning,most of it is dirty spent grease that you wouldn't reuse in the first place. I am on the same tube of grease I bought 3 years ago and it isn't even 1/8 gone yet. I tear both of my machines down every winter and grease every single bearing, and any bearing that needs replaced gets greased before instalation.

I will bet you I can grease 10 bearings more thoroughly and faster than you can grease 5 any day of the week in my sleep. It's obvious from your comments that you have never used one. Your telling a story about a book you have never even read.

If you dont want to spent the 40 bucks for a Greaser then thats fine, but dont go making assumptions about somthing you havent used.

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05-13-2011 12:47 PM  7 years agoPost 26
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swoop, yes I kinda stumbled across it. I was putting a shaft in the bearing while I was working grease into it to stop the grease from accumulating in the inner race. It was just something I tried and it worked great. Hots, I could say the same thing to you. Have you even tried my method?

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05-13-2011 02:01 PM  7 years agoPost 27
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Yes, that's why I bought the "Greaser"!

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05-13-2011 02:09 PM  7 years agoPost 28
kruuuzn

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So are you guys saying this Greaser contraption will inject grease in even sealed bearings?

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05-13-2011 02:11 PM  7 years agoPost 29
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Yes, it will push grease right through a "sealed" bearing. As you push new grease in one side it pushes the old grease out the other side.

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05-13-2011 02:15 PM  7 years agoPost 30
kruuuzn

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Man, I got to believe bearings would last substantially longer if they're packed with a good grease on a regular basis but I know of people who don't bother to do this. I wonder how much grease is in a new bearing.

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05-13-2011 02:19 PM  7 years agoPost 31
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Actually some people here have pulled seals just to show you. Some have quite a bit and others none. It also depends on where they came from. Greasing your bearings before installing and after repairs is something you "should" do. It's similar to "do you trust manufacturers to loctite your screws" or do you take the assemblies apart and loctite them yourself?

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05-13-2011 02:23 PM  7 years agoPost 32
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Exactly. Now-a-days components can come from ANYWHERE. You just never know.

Is the Greaser able to handle even the very small bearings?

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05-13-2011 02:30 PM  7 years agoPost 33
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It can go as small as the hole in the bottom of the cup. I'd have to measure it to tell you the smallest size, but it's pretty small.

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05-13-2011 02:57 PM  7 years agoPost 34
kruuuzn

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What's the best kind of grease to use that I can buy locally?

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05-13-2011 03:22 PM  7 years agoPost 35
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I've been using Mobil 1 Synthetic it's red in color. I've also used Triflow which is clear/whitish in color. I know they recommend a specific grease with the greaser but can't recall what it is at the moment, however both of these work well with it too.

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05-13-2011 03:32 PM  7 years agoPost 36
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The "Greaser" people recommend U76 MP-EP2 grease.

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05-14-2011 03:28 AM  7 years agoPost 37
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I will bet you I can grease 10 bearings more thoroughly and faster than you can grease 5 any day of the week in my sleep.
Your on! I will bet you a brand new Trex 700e I can definately grease 5 bearings before you can grease 10, even 5 to 5. Your crazy if you think your gonna win that bet.

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05-14-2011 04:28 AM  7 years agoPost 38
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+1 for the greaser. Easy to use, little wast, and fast.

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05-14-2011 05:11 AM  7 years agoPost 39
HotsHabit

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swoop_g

Your on! I will bet you a brand new Trex 700e I can definately grease 5 bearings before you can grease 10, even 5 to 5. Your crazy if you think your gonna win that bet.

Watch at YouTube

I could only scrounge up 5 bearings right now, I will PM you my address to send the heli to Swoop.

direct link to the video if the embedding doesnt work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxZISIPSiM0

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05-14-2011 01:31 PM  7 years agoPost 40
wrongler

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Looks like we have a challange going, I think it will be closer than anyone thinks, A brand new T rex is quite a prize. Good luck.

Bill Whittaker

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