Have been using a cheap corded hot melt gun to attach templates for router
work the last couple of months. The hot melt works better than cold melt
because you get a few more precious seconds to glue the parameter and
position the template. However, the cord is ALWAYS in the way of moving
Anyone with experience on a high quality cordless hot melt gun?
I have an old Craftsman glue gun that you plug in for a while until nice & hot
then the cord unplugs from the gun and works for quite a while before needing
plugged back in for reheating. Not really cordless, but it gets the cord out of
the way while using. No idea if this meets the OP's needs or if they are still
sold or even if all glue guns are this way. I seldom use the thing.
On 31 Jan 2004 23:40:32 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (David Hall) wrote:
I would wonder if it works properly for "quite a while."
I suspect that the glue is to be used at a particular temperature, and
clearly, the moment you would unplug the thing it would start to cool.
Of course I am not suggesting that it cools to a point that it cannot
be used, but it certainly is a possibility that the joints would not
be as strong.
All the best,
I've got a similar glue gun, but it's not a Craftsman. Bought <5 years ago
at a local craft shop. I think even 2 minutes would be stretching the time
it keeps the glue at a good working temperature, but it would work fine to
unplug and then immediately glue a template to a workpiece. Just plug it
back in for a minute or two while you get the next template and workpiece
ready, and you're good to go again. Oh, and it's a trigger model -- that's a
must-have feature, you don't want the kind that makes you shove the glue
stick in with your thumb.
(David Hall) wrote:
I bought this when I first started doing Corian. It costs a lot of
money but it has done a lot of work for a lot of years and runs just
as good as the day I bought it.
There are many kinds of glue sticks available for this that are not
available for hobby type guns.
Thomas J. Watson-Cabinetmaker (ret)
Real Email is: tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet
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