2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #48[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Original Grease Buster Loosens Up Frozen Fittings“The Grease Buster™ tool might be the handiest tool to come along since the adjustable wrench. We now have 16 years of satisfied customers,” says inventor-manufacturer, Paul Michener.
An aircraft mechanic won a $2,500 bonus for reducing the cost of maintenance on landing gear on air freighters using the Grease Buster™ tool. It forces solvent into a fitting and/or bearing.
A new pneumatic piston fits only the shop-size Grease Buster. It’s powered by a pneumatic hammer. The shop-size Grease Buster, using the pneumatic piston, is much more effective and faster at cleaning out fittings as the pneumatic hammer will produce 30 to 40 hits in the same time one can tap the shop size piston 3 or 4 times with a hammer.
Ordinarily the fitting will either free up instantly, or the process may be repeated until the solvent has had time to work says Michener, now retired from the hay business. Michener developed the Grease Buster to solve the problem of fittings that would not take grease. Once solvent flows freely into the fitting, grease can then be injected with a grease gun to displace the solvent in the fitting.
The Shop size Grease Buster was introduced in the fall of 2001. It has a 7/16-in. diameter. Overall it’s a stronger tool and it has about twice the capacity of the original tool. The Grease Buster tool is available retail or wholesale, with quantity discounting available for bulk orders.
The Grease Buster tool comes with a one-year limited warranty. Using the tool without solvent or disassembly voids the warranty.
Contact: Grease Buster, T-J Tools Ltd., P.O. Box 120, Waynesville, OH 45068 (Cell 513 312-5779).
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