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A hot glue gun is a very useful tool for joining modelling materials and even more substantial materials can be fixed together with it. 'Sticks' of solid glue are pushed into the back of the gun, the trigger is pressed pushing the glue stick forward and molten glue comes out of the nozzle. The glue is manufactured from thermoplastics.

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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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Keeping glue from getting stringy


Whenever I use a hot glue gun I had been getting that stringy glue sticky mess when I get to the end of my gluing. I have been experimenting with different methods for stopping this mess from happening.

The method that I have found to work best takes a bit of retraining. When you are done gluing instead of instinctively picking up with glue gun creating that stringy mess, you lift the tip up a little way away from the project and make a few small circles. Then the glue detaches from the gun and you are free from the mess and able to continue with your project without having to stop and clean up every time you pick up the glue gun.

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When i push the handle on my glue gun no glue is coming out


The glue gun heats the glue and melts it. It is the only way it can come out since it is solid otherwise. If the gun is not getting hot enough the question is why and the answer must revolve around the heat. Is there an on/off switch that is not working right, is the gun getting hot? Is power actually getting into the glue gun? And finally has the heating element failed? It is a pretty simple devce so if it is a cheap one and just doesn't work the less aggravating and inexpensive solution, after seeing why it isn';t functioning, is to buy a replacement.

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My glue gun doesn't heat up the glue stick.


Is the light on? The problem may be electrical, you can try plugging it into a different outlet. Try one that you are sure is working (ie unplug something that is already working and try the glue gun there). If it is getting power, there must be a problem with the interior heating coil, in which case you will have to unscrew the casing and replace some parts

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Stanley heavy duty dual melt glue gun not working


can you elaborate on this problem at all? is the glue not heating up? is it not getting power? what is happening?

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Master mechanic glue gun 207 stopped working


Try cleaning the glue stick slot out with acetone (nail polish remover) and a paper towel, or cue tips if you have to get into a small area. that should help to break down any dried glue that may be blocking a new stick from feeding in, or may be blocking the heating element

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Master mechanic glue gun 207 stopped working


Hello,

There is a glue build up inside. Most likely in the feeding mechanism, try to heat it up, the unplug, and use like a paper rolled up to try to remove some of the glue. :)

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Plug the glue gun into an electrical outlet. Make sure it is placed in a secure place, away from flammable items. As the glue gun heats up, a little bit of glue might drip from the end so you won’t want to leave it on a wood table or on carpet. Insert a glue stick into the back of the glue gun. If the glue gun already has a glue stick in the chamber, keep a second one in reserve nearby. Gather the materials you want to glue together. Hot glue works exceptionally well on thick fabrics, dried flowers, Styrofoam, wood and plastics. Since it leaves a thicker residue, it is not the best choice for thin papers, fabrics and ceramics. Check to see if the glue in the gun has melted by squeezing the trigger slightly and touching the tip to a test piece of paper. If the glue comes out easily, the glue gun has heated up fully. If the trigger is hard to pull, wait a minute more for the gun to heat more completely. Pick up the glue gun and squeeze the trigger slightly while you draw a thin line on one side of the item to be glued. Immediately place the other object to be glued on the glue line, pressing firmly. Hold the two pieces together for about 15 seconds. Test to see if the item still holds when you remove one hand. Let the item set for a few minutes in order to “cure.” Once the glue has dried fully, use a fingernail to scrape away any of the excess glue.

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