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OK, we’re gonna try and stay away from the obvious jokes about the name on this one. Just one look at the name and a glimpse of the tool deserves a bit of a snicker.  Once you’re past the snickering, though, Lincoln’s new heavy-duty 14.4 Volt PowerLuber looks to make lubricate just about anything easier. 

The PowerLuber is pretty feature-laden, offering a two-speed switch — high-pressure or high-volume delivery, a cycle indicator pin to monitor grease output, a built-in hose and coupler holder, plus a “well balanced” design that purportedly makes use a less of a messy affair.

What caught our eye was the two-speed design that gives it the capability of providing two different volumes of delivery at the touch of a button: 10 oz. per minute at medium pressure or a concentrated stream at a high 7500 psi pressure.

So, if you need a lot of grease somewhere in a hurry and don’t mind telling your friends you’re the proud owner of a shiny new PowerLuber then this might be a good way for you to go.

Street Pricing Starts at around $176

PowerLuber [Lincoln PowerLuber]
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5 Responses to Finds: The PowerLuber

  1. Eli says:

    OK, I for one am ready to move straight to the jokes…..

  2. Myself says:

    Bring on the jokes!

    Seriously though, this is a highly specialized tool. Most of us can justify owning power drills and screwdrivers, despite the fact that the hand-powered versions work just fine. But hand-operated grease guns don’t strike me as particularly obnoxious to operate.

    Plus, here’s another battery-operated tool with its own special pack. C’mon, Lincoln! Partner with some other cordless brand and piggyback on their system. At the worst, someone who owns a different system will have an odd charger sitting around the shop, same as now. But ideally, it’d fit right into their existing battery infrastructure.

  3. Andrew says:

    I spend quite a lot of time using a grease gun, and I’ve never found it to be a tool where I have wanted a powered version. Only thing I can think of where it can be a bit annoying is when grease is used in rams to move things (like changing tracks on diggers), but you don’t do that very often…

  4. Myself says:

    I understand the caulking gun, where a nice even bead, dispensed by a motor’s continuous action, would be far superior to the jerky action from a hand lever. But a grease gun, as you said, doesn’t exactly demand a power version except perhaps as an assistive technology, but folks with limited hand mobility probably wouldn’t be working as mechanics anyway.

  5. Roscoe says:

    This actually makes a lot of sense to me. Having spent plenty of time trying to reach around corners on equipment while holding the gun, holding the hose, and trying to pump the handle, this takes away the need for a third hand.

    A better solution yet would be a manual grease gun that could be pumped while holding it, like a caulk gun or an oiler.

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