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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Glue Gun Question
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.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
SOURCE: Glue Gun Troubleshooting
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
SOURCE: Glue gun support
Try using denatured alcohol from your local hdwe store along with a rag, comb, and even a toothpick . A test area would be my first idea; color fastness and while there is not much odor it may affect some people with allergies and respiratory problems. It will take some time but be careful not to saturate the carpet itself just the immediate area; the alcohol may breakdown adhesives bonding the carpet fibers to the backing or seaming tape on the underside.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
You'll have to look at the plug all the way to the heating element. It's possible it's melted, also it might be that the iron has poor contact with the wires attaching to it. Does it have any temperature control? Any thing that is in between the wires from the plug to the iron of glue gun might be shot.
Posted on May 16, 2009
SOURCE: I have a glue gun
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
Posted on Dec 07, 2010
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