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What's the Wisdom on Hot Glue Guns?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:11 pm
by GoldCircle
I was thinking about parting with a tenner for a hot glue gun. Just wondering if there's any wisdom out there or are they all much of a muchness?

And will hot glue hold magnets any better/ as well as epoxy resin (or superglue on smaller ones)?

And presumably 50W is hotter than 10W - but does it matter for our purposes?

Any for replacement sticks - which size is easiest come by? 8/10/12mm etc.

Re: What's the Wisdom on Hot Glue Guns?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:18 pm
by MunsterFan
I would recommend using epoxy as my experience with hot glue is that it is not durable on items that are exposed to rough handling which lets face it caches are.

Once you are sure the container can take either the epoxy or superglue (be careful it doesn't melt container) then I would proceed witha test case before deploying

MF

Re: What's the Wisdom on Hot Glue Guns?

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:05 am
by Hezekiah
Glue gun works fine for me - keep an eye on Aldi/Lidl for guns and sticks! I use a bucket of water and/or freezer to test glue on new materials.

Re: What's the Wisdom on Hot Glue Guns?

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:48 pm
by THE_Chris
Two strong button magnets on the container and some high quality tape does the job for me nicely.

Re: What's the Wisdom on Hot Glue Guns?

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:04 pm
by Blue Jay
Does the glue gun glued stuff last outdoors - want to stick some magnets to a flat plastic surface and also to a metal one?
Super glue worked for a while but failed then

Re: What's the Wisdom on Hot Glue Guns?

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:18 pm
by GoldCircle
Er, yes and no.

Applied to a smooth flat surface, it seems to simply chip off in frost; where I had rough, uneven surfaces, it definitely fares very well.

Re: What's the Wisdom on Hot Glue Guns?

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:16 pm
by Blue Jay
Thanks Goldcircle.