The quick answer: no.

When it comes to grease guns, it’s more about preference, task and your budget.

Additionally, although “battery-powered” may lead you to think otherwise, they’re not always more powerful than manual grease guns. So if you’re looking for power, be sure to carefully compare the psi and maximum pressure capability.

The biggest advantage of an electric grease gun is its ability to prevent user fatigue. So if you have a long job ahead of you, or you know you’ll be working on multiple vehicles, a battery powered option may be the way to go. It will also help you get the job done faster. Again, these will be more expensive than a manual gun.

Additionally, electronic grease guns are more suited for experienced users. Why? It’s not as easy to tell how much you’re using, while with a manual gun, you have more of an idea because you’re physically pumping the lubricant onto the necessary fixture.

Here are the basics about our three grease gun models.

Lever Handle Grease Gun: Economical and powerful. The large lever handle provides the most power out of any grease gun option. It’s sure to meet any industrial standard.

One Hand Grease Gun: Use this model when you’re in a spatial pinch. It does not provide as much power as the lever handle gun, but you can maneuver around the vehicle more and get to those tricky spots. The pistol grip is designed to give you enough power for lower pressure jobs with just one hand.

Electric Grease Gun: Does the same job, but the battery does all the hard work. It gives up to 400 bar of grease pressure.