A sticky situation with glue gun!

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A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby DingleDel » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:23 pm

I saw a little project yesterday using a glue gun. Now many moons ago, I somehow got one as a free gift, but it sat in a cupboard and had never been used.

Now upon trying to use it, despite pressing the "trigger" the flow of the melted glue was very hit and miss. At one point I had to push another glue stick into the gun to get heated glue out the nozzle. Also the flow of the glue was quite wide, if you know what I mean, I have seen some glue guns with a finer tip nozzle.

As I have had the gun for so long I have no packaging or instructions, but I think I have the wrong type of glue sticks, which may be making the situation worse. Apparently the Rocafix EG80 take oval sticks and I have round UHU multi purpose ones. :roll:

The purpose for my waffle.........should I look at investing in a new gun, with a better stand, a finer nozzle, possibly a longer lead or cordless.......I have had a quick look and prices seem quite reasonable, but as I have not really used a glue gun before I don't really know what to look for.

Any experienced glue gun users out there please? xxx
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Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby Kath » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:52 pm

Not me, sorry. I was given one years ago but have never tried it! :oops: I know it works because my friend borrowed it and she said it was fine!!!

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Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby Carolyn » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:12 pm

I have one in a cupboard too, I have seen people using them on Youtube videos etc, and they make it look easy. !

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Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby Melis » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:21 pm

Why do you want one? When are you going to use it? I've had mine for years and the only time I have used it in the past 3 years was to stick feathers to a headdress earlier this year. Mine is a very old one that you have to use the pressure of pushing the glue stick in to get any glue out. The end gets really hot and it leaks a bit when you have finished using it. Don't get me wrong, I have found it handy over the years but I could have managed with other glues if I hadn't got it.

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Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby DingleDel » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:37 pm

I am sticking fabric together to make flowers. I will persevere with the one I have for now, until I see how I get on with the flowers, it would just be so much easier if the glue would flow evenly. x
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Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby Melis » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:37 pm

Hope they turn out Ok. What are the flowers for?

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Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby DingleDel » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:24 pm

LOL, I haven't decided just Melis, just thought they look pwetty! :roflmao:
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Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby Melis » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

We best come up with some ideas then. I've done a quick search on pinterest.
You can put them on a headband/hair clip, on a wreath, make a faux bouquet, decorate a bookmark, turn them into jewellery (ring, necklace, earrings, bracelet, brooch), decorate shoes, card/scrapbook embellishments.

Hope this helps.

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Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby Kath » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:48 am

Or put them on one of your pretty boxes! Are you going to show us the flowers?


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Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby DingleDel » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:46 pm

I have only made 2 so far, but i need to find something nice to go into the centres. I seem to remember a link on here somewhere, to some little beaded embellishments. I thought I'd try to complete them tomorrow on my day off....well that's after catching up on my housework, decorating, work records, report writing, dog sitting and dosing myself up on cold remedies! :o
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Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby Melis » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:24 pm

There was a video on how to make beaded embellishments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9puwAsBJZM

You have to use your glue gun for them.

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Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Postby Calv » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:56 pm

Hi Adele, i'll ask Maddy what she used, she used to swear by hers.

I on the other hand always gave them a miss.....the words "glue" and "gun in the same sentence always seemed to serve as a warning for me as an accident waiting to happen. :)


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