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Forum topic by Knockonit posted 07-27-2021 10:41 PM 421 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-27-2021 10:41 PM

well, after a decade or two, my all time favorite hot glue gun decided to fail to heat, gave it a wack or two on the work bench, (not really, but wanted too, as it always seems like they break down when in the middle of project)
anyhows, i’m in need of another, not sure what this ones brand is, but wowza it lasted decades.

i went looking and holy jeebus, never saw so many, thinking i need one to last at least few years more, hehe,
whatcha got, who makes one that does the job without issues or nuances
rj in az

dang hobby stores have only really cheap ones,

-- Living the dream

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#1 posted 07-27-2021 11:05 PM

The 3m Scotchweld is fantastic. Pricey but it will last and last. This one is over 5 years old and performs perfectly after weekly use. Lot’s of different glue options too. We even use it to seal and finish exterior screw holes in Azek and siding since caulk discolors so badly. We also use it a lot for shop jigs and countertop building.

-- MJH

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#2 posted 07-28-2021 01:33 AM

Do you have any Ryobi batteries? If not, do you need any cheapish seldom used tools?

If you can justify, a Ryobi 18V cordless is not too shabby…

and you don’t have to stuff around with those bloody cords and will go anywhere.

No idea how it’ll measure up to “abuse”, however, it does come with a 6 year warranty so if it breaks and you’re not happy, it can be returned for a refund…

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#3 posted 07-28-2021 01:02 PM

I used to have an Arrow dual temp when i did more electronics stuff and needed the lower temps to not melt small delicate projects. but when I lost it, i got an Arrow Professional around 20 years ago. looks like it still gets good reviews even though a different color now.

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#4 posted 07-28-2021 01:55 PM

I needed a good hot glue gun… I was tired of screwing around with the cheap ones. I don’t use one all the time (although, after purchasing a better one, I DO tend to use it a lot more), but, when I do, I usually need it in a hurry.

I also need something I can get glue for easily… There’s always a Home Depot nearby, so being able to buy glue there in a pinch is a big bonus.

I went with the more expensive Arrow:

I’ve been quite happy with it for a few months now. Sorry I don’t have any long term experience with it yet.

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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#5 posted 07-28-2021 05:22 PM

musta been a run on glue guns, the two home dips near me are outta them, so….......i’ll hit up lowes later today, like that joint better anyways
thanks all
rj in az

-- Living the dream

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#6 posted 09-09-2021 02:43 PM

I recently bought Cobiz Full-Size glue gun, it’s working great for me so far. It preheats very quickly and had a lot of options as well.

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