The hot-melt glue gun is one of
those tools that often elicits a "Wow"
from other tradesmen on site. When I
first used one, it was a lot like my first
encounter with a pneumatic nail gun:
"Wow, is this for real?" followed by
"Can I try it? How well does it hold?"
and finally, "How much does it cost
and where can I get one?" Like nail
guns, a glue gun won't answer all your
fastening needs, but in some applications,
there's nothing better.
An Extra Set of Hands
A hot-melt glue bond has moderate
strength, but it's strong enough to
hold considerable pressure from
clamps. It doesn't have much impact
resistance, however, which means it