doveman
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Which glue gun?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:32 am

Never having used a glue gun before, I'm wondering which of these three would be best to get. I'll mainly be using it for sticking parts/cables down in my plastic case but was wondering if I could also use it to stick some glue over wires I solder to the RPi to keep them isolated?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/230v-mini-glue-gun-7-10w-619145

http://www.maplin.co.uk/10w-mini-glue-gun-625379

http://www.maplin.co.uk/electric-glue-gun-35229

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campi
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Re: Which glue gun?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:46 am

Since they all seem to be around the same price level, which ever one they have in stock if you are purchasing at your local store. I suspect that internally they are all the same anyhow. One of them is advertised as coming with 2 glue sticks - maybe that is the one to go for.

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Mortimer
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Re: Which glue gun?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:21 am

The first two are the same, just different branding.

The third one uses wider glue sticks. I would guess that a wider glue stick implies a bigger nozzle. So for smaller spot jobs go for one of the first two, otherwise the last one.

Little tip: When using a glue gun, as the stick gets pulled through, glue the next stick to the end of the one in the gun before it gets to the trigger mechanism. I.e. get new stick, put blob of hot glue on the end of it, and attach it to the one inside the gun. The trigger mechanisms don't tend to work very well going from one stick to the next unless you do this, or use a free hand to push the new stick whilst pulling trigger.

Another tip: Buy a stock of sticks, as they seem to evaporate! Seriously though, when doing a hot glue work, you'll be surprised how quickly it gets used up.
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doveman
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Re: Which glue gun?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:27 pm

Cool, thanks for the advice guys.

I'll make sure I buy some extra sticks :)

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Re: Which glue gun?

Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:27 pm

Are you choosing only this 3 types of glue guns? Here :arrow: https://gluegunwiki.com/reviews/best-mini-glue-guns/ like list of good glue guns for sticking cables down. For example, I am using for sticking (not cables) everything in the house Chandler Tool Glue Gun. You can try.

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