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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:43 pm

hey another thread by me so soon sorry well when I was making the thing in my other thread today I got sick of waiting for my glue gun to reach its operating tempeture so

I took a lighter and heated the metal tip of the glue gun and in an insant it was hot enough for glueing
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try it its great for impacient people like me
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:46 pm

iknowmy3tables wrote:hey another thread by me so soon sorry well when I was making the thing in my other thread today I got sick of waiting for my glue gun to reach its operating tempeture so

I took a lighter and heated the metal tip of the glue gun and in an insant it was hot enough for glueing
:wav: yay
try it its great for impacient people like me

yep, thats what i do instead of waiting for 20 minutes.
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Unread postAuthor: spud-tom » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:48 pm

um yea, thats a good idea for a cheap glue gun, but a good gun should head up in about 2 minutes.

Wouldn't the tip cool down after a minute?
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:53 pm

no its trying to heat up to it's its operating tempeture it maintains the tempeture from there,

glue guns start to go bad once the heating coil starts wearing out so if it takes 2ominutes like my gun its probebly just old
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:05 pm

ohh, i never thought of that. ive always just held it with "the bad pair of pliers" and melted the glue with a blow torch. im accually to impatiant to wait for, well, really anything other than people.

it works well because the glue doesnt stick to the pliers.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:17 pm

Thanks, this helps alot!
Great idea, haha I hate having to wait.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:45 pm

Another handy use of a glue gun is to flare rubber (nylon, tygon ...) hose. Really easy to flair an undersized ID piece of hose enough to get it onto an oversized fitting.

edit: "nylon" not "neon"
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