I’ve been looking for the perfect hot-melt glue and gun for years, ever since I saw a solid-surface fabricator install countertops with the help of hot-melt glue. I’ve tried all kinds, from a little pink craft gun with glue sticks to the Titebond HiPurformer Advanced Bonding System, and they’ve all fallen short.

Then I was introduced to the PamTite Adhesive System at the 2012 Remodeling Show in Baltimore. It includes the corded model HB 220 industrial-grade glue gun, plus a choice of two nontoxic, waterproof, and virtually odorless thermoplastic adhesives called PamTite and PamTite Plus. The former has a working time of 1 minute and instant tack, and it...

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