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Bosch glue gun takes a long time to get heated

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The heating element may be bad, or the power outlet might be in the wrong voltage

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Gather the materials needed and place them on a flat surface near an electrical outlet. Examine the glue gun. Locate the metal rest. This is usually attached to the barrel of the gun and is shaped like a "W." Make sure it folds out and locks into place. Locate the trigger. This is just behind the barrel on the underneath side of the gun. It should be a solid piece of plastic shaped like a slice of pie. Just above the trigger, is the barrel loader. This is where the glue sticks go into the gun. Inside the barrel loader there is a smaller round piece of plastic. This is what actually pushes the glue stick through the barrel. Pull the trigger and watch the piece of plastic move with it. Pick up the electrical cord and examine it. Make sure the prongs are secure and not bent. Make sure the cord has no breaks in the outer lining and there are no frays at the base of the gun where the cord attaches. Plug the glue gun into the electrical outlet. Allow the gun to heat at least 15 minutes so it reaches operating temperature. When the gun has heated at least 15 minutes, insert a glue stick as far as it will go without forcing it. Now pull the trigger until a small drop of hot glue forms on the tip of the gun. Practice gluing on the paper plate. Pull the trigger until a ball of glue forms on the plate. Release the trigger and quickly press the tip of the gun down onto the surface of the plate and pull it to the side. This will break the glue and stop it from stringing out when you pull it away. Continue practicing until you get the right amount of glue you want for the object you imagine using. When you pull the gun away, there may be a small string but this will break off easily. When you have the perfect amount of glue and only a tiny string forming when you pull away, you are ready for your project.

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1. Insert your wax stick into a standard sized glue gun. The fit may be tight. The more wax you use, the smoother the fit. 2. Use a second wax stick in the gun to help advance the first, if needed. 3. Heat the gun up to temperature. 4. Do a few test pulls on the gun to get a feel for the quantity of wax you would like to use with your seal. (Two good pulls of the trigger will produce a full seal for the larger sealing coins.) 5. Wait for 10-15 seconds, then press your seal firmly into the wax before it hardens. 6. Lift the seal slowly off the wax. If it comes away and the wax is still quite soft, wait a little longer before pressing the seal down.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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put a towel over the glue and iron over the towl. the glue will melt and the towel will soak it up. That works for other things like crayons also.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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i actually did this to one of my workshop guns i found the best way to fix it was to heat the gun up using a hair dryer and then pushing the old glue back up the tube and out and now when im not using the guns i take the glue stick completely out


best of luck

merry christmas

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Just flip the switch either forward for a brighter light or towards the back for a dimmer light wait 2 mintes and you're ready to go Unless of course its like mine & just want to be a dim flashlight not a glue gun.

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Idea as to cost of this and how it works please


The cost of a glue gun varies between $5-$20 for a good one.
The glue gun works based on heat, in the front of the glue gun there is a heating element, once you install the glue cartridge and press the trigger the glue cartridge is pressed thru the heated element who melts the glue forcing it thru the front nozzle

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Is there a seal between the nozzle and the tip? I have glue leaking out everywhere??


No, no seal. The heating element is just a heated tube with the nozzle simply threaded into its end. The heating element in your glue gun may be cracked. Or... possibly... you (or someone in your household) got it hot and laid it down and left it that way for a LONG time, and the melted glue backed up inside the heating element. A glue gun should never be laid on its side while hot but idle, especially for long periods of time.

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Gun will not heat but the battery seems to be working because the light on the glue gun is on


something is probably wrong with the heating element. you can try to fix it yourself by unscrewing the plastic casing, or take it to a repair shop, or buy a new gun

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Our Polygun TC was left on for several days. It is difficult to thumb push in the 2" glue slug and is spewing a dark molasses color from the glue tip. How do we clean and clear this problem to...


Hi,
The dark molasses is the old glue that is in the gun that was "cooked" I don't think the tool is burnt out. I would take a shot at pushing sticks into the gun while it is heated up until the glue that comes out of the tip turns clear. Then the gun should now be "cleaned"
Then unplug it, so that it cools down. After it is cooled , you will be able to remove the old dried up goo from around the tip so that it is completely clean.
WARNING: DO NOT IMMERSE THE GUN IN WATER
The gun is not really designed to be disassembled and cleaned.
The next time you use it, it should be fine.
Hope this helps,
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I have a glue gun (brand = POWER CRAFT a german product stated) I forced the glue stick into the gun to use up what was left of it and now I cant get it out. Its completly stuck inside the gun. Is the...


i actually did this to one of my workshop guns i found the best way to fix it was to heat the gun up using a hair dryer and then pushing the old glue back up the tube and out and now when im not using the guns i take the glue stick completely out


best of luck

merry christmas

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How do i insert glue stick in to my emhardt electric glue gun


Insert the glue stick into the back of the gun. After doing this plug in the gun and allow it to heat up. When the gun reaches the correct heat level you will be able to pull the trigger of the gun which will pull the stick into the gun. This will only happen if the gun is hot enough.

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Dear Experts, I need assistance from you ppl.I stay in India. I bought a medium quality glue gun and a glue stick. I plugged the gun to the power socket(220v)and waited for the glue to come out of the...


It takes a couple of minutes for the gun to heat up. When you first plug it in, touch the metal nozzle with your hand. It should become obviously hot within 15 seconds and too hot to touch within a minute . After it fully heats up (a couple of minutes), squeezing the trigger should advance the glue stick and push molten glue out of the nozzle. However, there is often an initial resistance to the trigger and you may have to squeeze a bit hard to get it started. If there is a problem with the trigger mechanism, you can also advance the glue by pushing directly on the back end of the glue stick with your thumb. Good luck.

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I can' get the glue stick out of the glue gun


No need for concern. Just leave it there and then the next time you use it push a new one in as needed.
I haven't met a glue gun yet where you can take out the last remnants of glue stick.
If you prefer to remove it try this:
take a paper clip and straighten it (any thin,metal object will work) Heat the glue gun,unplug it,and then heat the end of the paper clip with a lighter/candle.
Insert it into the end that you load from,sticking it into the glue stick. Wait a short time and then pull the paper clip out. The glue stick should come out with it.
I find it easier to leave the glue stick in as I said,but it's your choice.

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