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I've had a Craftsman glue gun for don't know how long. Cost was probably around 20 bucks when I bought it. Nice thing about it, is that it came with a stand and the power cord can be disconnected when in use. You do have to plug it back in after the gun begins to cool down or just leaveit plugged in!!
With the addition of grand kids to the clan, it see's more use than ever, repairing dolls, cars, shoes and all manner of toys . Works very well in most applications.
Couple of down sides. Application nozzle usually over applies the glue. Glue typically turns yellow in time. Neither of which are a big deal considering what I use the stuff
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Its all about the glue sticks that you use!!!!!! Usually a couple minutes to heat up and then to cool down. All in all, not a bad addition to any shop.
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I use mine occasionally when I need a quick bond that can be taken apart later or to hold something while a better glue hardens. For example when I make extra table saw inserts I hot glue the factory one to some mdf and use a pattern bit to route it to size. Same goes for quick and easy jigs. Hot glue them together and if you need extra hold add regular glue or brads or both. Get one and use it for a few things like that and you’ll probably start seeing other possibilities.

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I think that's where it might wind up. Since I've never had one, I might find other uses other than small repairs. I like the idea of temporary use you mentioned. I might wind up with a mini for small jobs...

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alot of good general information over at hotmelt:

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I've had a Craftsman glue gun for don't know how long. Cost was probably around 20 bucks when I bought it. Nice thing about it, is that it came with a stand and the power cord can be disconnected when in use. You do have to plug it back in after the gun begins to cool down or just leaveit plugged in!!
With the addition of grand kids to the clan, it see's more use than ever, repairing dolls, cars, shoes and all manner of toys . Works very well in most applications.
Couple of down sides. Application nozzle usually over applies the glue. Glue typically turns yellow in time. Neither of which are a big deal considering what I use the stuff
for.
Its all about the glue sticks that you use!!!!!! Usually a couple minutes to heat up and then to cool down. All in all, not a bad addition to any shop.

Thanks, Bill...good to hear...

I'm likely to see the same in using it. The important thing I see is picking the right one so that it works efficiently. This way I won't have a bad gun giving me results that will make me just want to throw it out...

I appreciate the feedback...
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I got just a cheap one - under $10. Main use I've found for it is for gluing shipping package material. Cheaper, stronger and neater than packing tape, but not really cheap overall. My stuff is all different sizes so I buy cardboard separators instead of a lot of boxes and wrap the item(s) accordingly. Have had comments on how "good" my packaging is. Don't use it much for other stuff, but when needed it comes in pretty handy.

The big cost is the glue sticks. I buy them by the case. They do not last long. Kind of like the cheap razor with expensive blades.
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I have one from Amazon that has worked very well. It has two temperature settings, heats quickly, doesn't drip, and the long nozzle makes it easy to get into tight areas. Best of all, it's only $25.
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I have several under 20 bucks I use them for many different crafts what ever you get make sure it uses standard glue sticks. I bought one a while back it used a weird size and couldn't readily find sticks for it.
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I have one from Amazon that has worked very well. It has two temperature settings, heats quickly, doesn't drip, and the long nozzle makes it easy to get into tight areas. Best of all, it's only $25.
https://www.amazon.com/Nozzle-Premiu...gateway&sr=8-1

Thanks, Oliver...I did see this on Amazon...

Do you find it will stand on it's own okay...? Or does it want to lay over...

The tip is what interested me most...

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