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Using a grease gun on full wrap for clutch?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Brent Nowell, Nov 9, 2019 at 12:49 PM.

  1. Brent Nowell

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    Sounds stupid but stupid designs yield stupid problems!

    Had a 372 with full wrap, in which the wrap covered the chain tensioning screw nicely. You could get to it but kind of a pain.
    Got a 562 wrap and the tensioner is no problem but it is not possible to get a conventional grease gun to the clutch... wrap is right in the way!
    Angles don’t work with these tools.

    So anyone ran into this and solved it by not removing the wrap?
    It appears that the angled grease guns are too long as well, at least looking at the pics of them online...
    I don’t get it husqvarna...
     
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    The 562 with the 3/4 wrap yes is a pain to get to you might try an adapter on a standard grease gun with a hose, the 372 most of the time I’d cut off the spark plug side of the wrench issue solved.


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    Thanks I’ll see if there are adapters avail locally. If the grease gun uses NPT threads I should be able to throw a 90 on it and then the adapter.
     
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    You can bend needle to fit, just use care bending it.
     
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    Most of the time I’ll just put a zerk on the end to attach to a grease gun coupler.


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    Can you elaborate? Zerk?

    Thank you!
     
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    A zerk or fitting is what takes grease normally threaded into a pin/joint or moving part.
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    Just a quick idea of what I normally do


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    Or don't grease them. Never have.
    Some low pro wrenches fit under the wrap handle. As said you can grind or cut down. You can flex the mounts also.
     
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    Bought a small gun plus acc kit today. It works with the hose, you can easily bend the hose to get it to work.

    They are 1/8NPT threads, easily can adapt this to a 90 to make it even easier.

    If anyone’s interested I’ll grab a 90 tomorrow and post pics
     
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    I see so the brass fitting is the “zero” got it. Thanks!!!
     
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    Use one of these. IMG_8629.JPG Works on mine.
     
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    I have one I believe I think I’ll try and put some wire inside of it, and then bend it. Thanks!
     

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