Hot Melt Glue

Submitted bySSpencer onWed, 05/06/2020 - 15:06

Can anyone out there recommend a specific glue gun and specific glue?  I found a hot melt glue website but the options are overwhelming and I have been unable to get a response to my inquiry from them.

Thanks!  Steven


Wed, 05/06/2020 - 16:58

I just recently purchased a nice 200watt 1/2" inch glue gun.  Reasonably priced at $25.  

Mojo Glue Gun

I don't have a lot of time on this one yet, but it seems well built and of good value.  I purchased one pound each of Infinity Mighty Joe Premium Hot Melt Glue Sticks and Infinity Tough Guy High Performance Hot Melt Glue Sticks      Not sure if that is rhe right call.   I used the premium stuff on an involved car interior repair yesterday, and it seems pretty strong.  


Oh, and my next mini project? build one of these, upsized for the new gun. 

Woodsmith Glue Gun Stand



I now realize how long I have tolerated trying to balance my gun on the table over a piece of cardboard for drips then tried to roll the cord around it for storage - - never, ever thought about actually doing something about it - - now I shall, thank you :)

Thank you very much for the information.  I saw that gun also, but was struggling to figure out which sticks require which wattage, etc.  Who knew that hot melt glue could get so complicated?

Retired, lots of time to kill. Great pieces of top shelf plywood around and loves all his / her tools. Even a drip block that probably makes it easy to pull off the drips.

Brought a smile to my face. I use a soup can for my glue sticks and the gun leans against my grinder when I use it. (maybe once every few years).