After having looked online I have to say I'm more confused then ever when it comes to what works well and not. I often will look at an item and give the reviews a good look over to see if there is any consistency in their findings. More times than not you can attribute the bad reviews to either lack of how to use something or just plain junk. Now so far it appears glue guns are relatively cheap but I detest buying junk and having to replace something often so I try to be smart about these purchases. I'd rather pay a bit more and get quality then buy cheap and often which turns out to be more expensive and time consuming. I also don't want to beta test a product.
This all came up when I needed a hot glue gun to use while working on a planer sled to secure the shims. I went to my tool chest where I knew I had my father-in-law's old Craftsman hot glue gun and glue sticks. They've been there for years. Glue gun, glue sticks......where's the power cable? No where to be found is the power cable..........Can't say whether this gun works or not so I go looking anywhere i might have a cable that works but nothing close and Sears doesn't have nay information on this anywhere. So I make a quick cable to test and make sure it even works which it does but now need to find a proper cable or buy a new hot glue gun.
I'm a very experienced Amazon buyer but can tell you their reviews are a mess. Say you're looking at a abc123 model Netgear router
, I know this is a woodworking forum...., the reviews you'll find seem to cover every Netgear model out there, not necessarily the one you are looking at so the reviews are a mess and not very useful. Hot glue guns seem to be about the same so fairly worthless.
I have two choices, search for a proper cable and use what I have (preferable) not because I'm cheap but rather because I would rather use what I already have then throw away something that works away or buy a new hot glue gun. Of course there's the sentimental value of it being my FIL's old glue gun to consider as well.
So anyone have a good source for 110V power cables? If not, have any suggestions on a good hot glue gun that should last and works properly. I see lots of reviews that say things like "glue runs out when it's not needed", "broke after 2 uses", "doesn't work at all".....and I have no desire to go through that process. I mean it's a hot glue gun, how difficult is it to get one that works and lasts?