While we were starting our new home my wife "splurged" on a new
dripless caulk gun. I almost croaked when she told me it cost $18 but
my old one was so caked up I just said OK!. As it turns out, after
tons of used during the past few months, 18 bucks was a good
investment. You never have a string of caulk hanging out of the
tube. In fact, thinner material like latex actually sucks back in a
little when you release the trigger. I also believe you get more
distribution from a single trigger pull. In time this thing might pay
for itself in saved caulk, let alone more simple application.
Well I hate to burst your bubble but HomeDepot has been selling their own
"drippless" caulk gun for 10 or so years. When you ease up on the handle
the caulk sucks back up in the tube. It is the CHEAP orange one. You can
identify it by the spring and short rod sticking out of the back of the
lever, it costs about $5.
...yup! Got a bunch of 'em (kinda like those magnifiers all over the
house and shop)...only time the caulk *doesn't* stop clean is when
there's an air-bubble in the tube, but I'm not so sure that wouldn't
be the case with an $18 dollar model, either...
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