Glue Guns - How to Choose the right one for you

Choosing the right Glue Gun for your application means considering a few questions first. Let's look at what they are....

  • How much output do I require? Is it for dainty work or is it for something more substantial?
  • How much versatility do I require? Some glue guns only take glue sticks whilst others will take any kind of hot melt glue.
  • Who will be using the gun and for how long a period will they be using it? Does the gun need to be light and easier to handle?
  • How much use will I be putting my glue gun to? Will it need to be heavy duty?
  • What are you gluing together? Does it require a spray application or dot or line application?

Considering these questions will generally lead you in the right direction in choosing the right Glue Gun.

Lightweight Crafting Glue Gun - GTEC250
A lightweight, simple budget glue gun which suits low volume applications. Not recommended for commercial  applications.
Uses 12mm Glue Sticks. 

Light Duty General Low Use Glue Gun - GTEC305
Another lightweight glue gun which suits low volume crafting, product repairs or general household use. Not recommended for commercial  applications.
Uses 12mm Glue Sticks.

Cordless Gas Powered Glue Gun - GTEC600 
Being Cordless allows a little more versatility. Lighweight glue gun that runs on refillable butane gas cartridges that provide approx 1.5 hours of use. Applications include shop fittings, exhibition displays, flooring andlow voltage wiring.
Uses 12mm Glue Sticks.
Output - 1.5Kg of hot melt glue per/hr (approx 45 sticks)

Industrial Use Ergonomic Glue Gun - GTEC810
Weighs 500g. Robust and highly efficient and has been designed for light to medium industrial use. 
Applications include contract packers, printers and assembly lines.
Uses 12mm Glue Sticks.
Output - 2Kgs of hot melt glue per/hr (approx 66 sticks)

Adjustable Temperature Industrial Use with Ergonomic handling - GTEC820
Weighs 500g. Variable temperature control and a highly efficient glue chamber. Comes with a 3m power cord. This gun features a 'soft feel' hand triger and a narrow profile body. A range of nozzles are available.
Will suit almost any application, but includes cartons sealing, fabrics and foams and stair carpet bonding.
Uses 12mm Glue Sticks.
Output - 2.5Kg of hot melt glue per hour (approx 75 sticks)

Industrial Medium/Heavy Duty Gun using 43mm slugs - GTEC3200
Weighs 1.15Kg it features a 400 watt heater and is loaded with 2 x 43mm cartridges or slugs so that it never runs out of adhesive, making it ideal for medium to heavy duty industrial use. A range of nozzles are available.
Applications include product assembly, packaging, sealing, electrical potting and encapsulating.
Uses 43mm slugs or catridges.
Output - 3.5Kg of hot  melt glue per hour (approx 56 cartridges)

Pnuematic Industrial High Output Glue Gun - GTEC6100-43
Weighs 1.4Kg and is suited to the most demanding of industrial glue applications providing continuous flow hotmelt glue. It features a 500 watt heater that heats the glue to 195 Degrees C and offer industry a rugged and reliable production tool. Reloading the glue cartridge takes seconds with minimum downtime. Requires compressed air.A range of nozzles are available.
Will suit almost any application includng packaging through to product assembly and manufacturing.
Uses 43mm glue cartridges
Output - 4.1Kg of hotmelt glue per hour (approx 66 slugs).

Pnuematic Spray Adhesive Glue Gun - GTEC6300-43
Weighs 1.4Kg and has a spray application that will apply hot melt glue to a large area and is the highest output gun available. It features a 500 watt heated chamber that reaches approx 180 degrees C. Requires compressed air which controlls the output. A range of nozzles are available.
Application - by having a spray application the glue cools rapidly which makes it ideal for use with heat senstive materials.
Uses 43mm slugs.
Output - 4.2Kg hit melt glue per hour (approx 68 x 43mm slugs)

Reka MS200 Versatile Glue Gun - MS200
Weighs 1.5Kg and uses 600watt of power making it ready to go in 5 minutes. It can process hot melt glue in any form such as pillows, granuals, slugs or sticks in its large 250ml chamber allowing almost any type of glue to be used. It features a unique ergonomic shape and an adjustable trigger. It is considered to be a heavy duty continuous industrial use gun. A range of nozzles are available.
Uses all types of glue forms - slugs, granules, pellets, sticks etc.

3M Hot Melt Applicator for Low Melt adhesives - G3MLTS
Lightweight, featuring a palm trigger, it has been designed to work with low melt versions of 3M scotch-weld adhesives.
Applications - general purpose with adhesives used on a range of wood and select plastics.
Output is 1.8Kgs of hot melt glue per hour.

Pneumatic Versatile Continuous Industrial use Glue Gun - TR 50.4
Weighing only 1.2Kg this pneumatic glue gun requires compressed air and features a controlled adjustable thermostat. It can be loaded with any grandulate, pillows, slugs or glue sticks to fill its 250ml chamber allowing you flexibility on choice of glues. A range of nozzles are also available. It is considered to be a heavy duty continuous industrial use gun suitable for most applications.
Uses all types of glue forms - slugs, granules, pellets, sticks etc.

Pnuematic Versatile Continuous Industrial Use Glue Gun with LCD display - TR55 LCD
Weighing 1.4Kg this is the model up from the TR 50.4. The working temperature is controlled by an electronic controller which is displayed on an LCD.  It can be loaded with any high or low viscosity grandulate, pillows, slugs or glue sticks to fill its 330ml chamber allowing you flexibility on choice of glues. A range of nozzles are also available. It is considered to be a heavy duty continuous industrial use gun suitable for most applications.
Uses all types of glue forms - slugs, granules, pellets, sticks etc.

Pnuematic Versatile Hot Melt Spray Glue Gun - TR60
Weighs 1.2Kg. Another pnuematic glue gun, this model also requires compressed air, but has a spray application allowing for large areas to be covered with little glue. Ideal for applet stabilisation of cartons or bags.It can be loaded with any high or low viscosity grandulate, pillows, slugs or glue sticks to fill its 250ml chamber allowing you flexibility on choice of glues. A range of nozzles are also available. It is considered to be a heavy duty continuous industrial use gun suitable for most applications.
Uses all types of glue forms - slugs, granules, pellets, sticks etc.


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