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I always found plenty of uses for a hotmelt glue gun on site, but also got tired of dealing with one more tool to plug in and lug around. This new product from Loctite may solve the problem for the occasional user. Called House Works Microwave Energized Glue, all it takes is three or four minutes on high in the microwave to melt this glue to the right consistency. It will remain liquid for about 10 minutes. If the glue starts to set up in the tube, just pop it back into the microwave and heat it again. The manufacturer claims the stuff is nontoxic and that the tube is "splatterproof " — you won't