Hot Glue Gun Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

A glue gun is a useful small hand tool and great for hobbyists and professionals alike. The five best glue guns reviewed and compared.

A glue gun is a great glue applicator and helps to prevent the mess associated with having to use glue - whether in an industrial or hobby environment. You can purchase them in a variety of models, though all perform the same task . delivering glue in as seamless a manner as possible.

The best glue guns should do just that - provide a flawless measure of glue exactly as you need it. They should also heat up rapidly, load glue sticks without fuss and promote a good looking finish to whatever project or task you're working on.

The five best hot melt glue guns are featured below. Each one is highly rated, a best seller and sold at a great discount price - which should give you the best value for your money.

3M Scotch-Weld AE II Hot Melt Applicator

If you're looking to purchase an industrial glue gun, this is the best on the market. 3M are known for their professional products and this one is manufactured to the same high standards. This is the one for the woodworker or in a packaging environment, and is best used with industrial strength glue sticks. It's pretty lightweight on the whole and trigger operated - which operates fluidly and easily.

The hand grip is comfortable enough and gives a good hold when you're working. It heats up rapidly, no complaints there and doesn't constantly drip glue when you've set it down between uses. Overall a top quality product, better set for professional environments, durable, well made - and currently offered at a great discount.

3M Scotch-Weld AE II Hot Melt Applicator

High Volume, high productivity industrial tool at a great value! A reliable tool for carton sealing, securing drawer bottoms, applying moldings and bonding corner blocks.

$114.57  $106.81

Stanley GR20K Trigger Feed Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit

This is a pretty good Stanley glue gun and will deliver for any hobbyist buyers. It's compact and lightweight and heats up in a snap. It's easy to work with, none messy and there's a mechanism that's trigger fed to aid the flow of the glue as you work. It will take any standard hot glue melt sticks and doesn't overly drip when set down.

The temperature is hot enough for you to work fairly quickly and as it's so lightweight, it's a breeze to use for most projects. The price includes a plastic glue pad, which comes in handy and the overall quality is impressive when compared to more expensive models. A good little all-rounder, perfect for a range of crafting tasks and one to buy if you're looking for your first glue gun.

Stanley GR20K Trigger Feed Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit

Includes Trigger Feed Standard Hot-Melt Glue Gun Kit - GR20K, (6) All Purpose Glue Sticks, (6) Formula II Super Strength Glue Sticks


Arrow Fastener TR400DT Dual Temp Glue Gun

This is a nice quality cheap glue gun, dual temperature and once up and running will bond projects in 60 seconds. It possesses a couple of nice features - a built in stand/rest and a none drip nozzle that appears to work. It's another lightweight, compact model that doesn't weigh your arm down when you're using it.

It works with a variety of glue sticks so you've got the choice of which one's work the best according to what it is you're bonding, and the price includes a few sticks of glue to get you started. Good for crafting and small home repairs, it's comfortable to work with and delivers good results. Another entry level product, low priced and great value for money.

Arrow Fastener TR400DT Dual Temp Glue Gun

High/Low temperature control switch on handle. Low setting is ideal for fragile materials such as plastic foam, balloons, and more. High setting is for a range of materials from...

Only $14.61

Surebonder CL-800 60-Watt Cordless High Temperature Glue Gun

This is the best cordless glue gun, and lacking a cord when working is a bonus for some users. It does have a cord - you simply detach it when you need to use it. Generally, the biggest benefit is when you need it in a tight space - or a for a task that would be difficult if the cord was attached. Once used, you re-attach the gun to the cord to keep the temperature at an even, usable level.

It comes with a stand included in the price, and the nozzle is insulated to reduce the risk of injury from the hot glue. It works with both 10" and 4" glue sticks, and it works at a temperature of 380F. It heats up rapidly enough, is comfortable and light to handle and will work well as a home repair tool or for those that enjoy crafting for a hobby. A good quality model, a best seller and on sale for under 15 dollars.

Surebonder CL-800 60-Watt Cordless High Temperature Glue Gun

Surebonder-High-Temp Cordless Glue Gun. It's about time! Cordless drills, curling irons, phones and much more have been around FOREVER! Finally someone came up with a Cordless G...

$16.84  $16.03

Surebonder PRO4000A 80-Watt Professional Lightweight Glue Gun

This is a top quality professional hot melt glue gun, offered at an awesome discount price. It's 80 watts, which delivers a rapid heat up, a consistent temperature and it produces 2.5lbs of glue per hour. The design is ergonomic and it is comfortable to both hold and work with - which is in part due to how lightweight it is - less than one pound.

It can be used in conjunction with 7/16" glue sticks and won't drip when either used or set down. It comes with a wire safety stand and overall it both looks and feels robust. The glue flows out an an even rate and once you've grasped the right technique, you finish up with quality results. This is definitely a well designed glue gun - and well worth the purchase price. A great choice if you want an industrial gun that's affordable and well built.

Updated: 06/25/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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Rose on 11/27/2013

The Surebonder cordless glue gun looks the most useful. Cords can be a pain

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