The cold heat glue gun comes in a cordless, battery powered type, which allows you to use it just about anywhere you like with no cords stopping you from moving around with the cold heat rechargeable glue gun, and there is no need to move closer to an electrical power point or to make more mess with the use of extension leads. The cold heat glue gun is ideal for those who work in small workshops as well as for use in household.
The cordless glue gun uses a removable NiCad battery, which is attached to the bottom of the cold heat gun’s handle, and it takes around two to three hours to achieve a fully charged state from an exhausted state. The estimated life of the battery is around thirty minutes if it is used continuously. If you use it less frequently, the batteries would last around one and a half to two hours.
A compatible charger is also supplied with this glue guns. The power packs plug into a charging caddy, which is where the cordless battery is attached. A small green light on the front of the caddy which flashes continuously until the battery is fully charged, and once it is fully charged, the light will stay on as a solid green light, indicating to the user that it is ready for use once again.
The glue gun takes around two minutes to fully heat up to the operational temperature from a cold start, which is faster than most cordless glue guns. Each gun has two power switches which are located on the sides and are used to turn on the gun. Each setting controls a small lamp which is located at the front of the gun just underneath nozzle which helps to illuminate the area of which you are working. This can prove to be very useful when working in an area where the lighting is not very good.
Glue gun safety tips are easy to follow. They come with a new rubber feature that can protect the user’s fingers if they should accidentally touch the heated part of the tool, as these guns can get extremely hot, care must be taken when using them. There is a moveable metal stand with a rubber foot that allows you to stand the gun in an upright position when you have finished using it, safely ensuring that the hot glue tip does not come into contact with any other surface, which prevents any serious risks and surface damage.
It works just as effectively as any other corded gun with a more comfortable trigger and a rubberized grip on the back of the gun’s handle. In some cases, they work better than hot glue guns, as they can be moved all around the workplace or home. I hope the information you find here will be useful for you when you intend to get one for your own use.
Plastics come with a brand that describes their properties. It is important to know the type of plastic in order to decide the best glue for plastic you are supposed to use. We look for a recycle symbol with some codes inside, or at the bottom of the symbol to find out the type of plastic.
If the code has 6, or the PS code, it means that it is polystyrene type. It is the typical transparent plastic. The best adhesives for this type of plastic are;
- Polymer glue (best for this type of plastic and you can find it as plastic cement as well)
- Epoxy glue, also called epoxy
- Cyanoacrylate (also called cyano or instant adhesive)
If, instead, the number is any of 2, 4, 5, or has the code PP, LDPE, HDPE, or UMHW, then we are talking about polyethylene or polypropylene. Unfortunately, these plastics are almost impossible to paste. The necessary products are much more complicated to get and you will have to go to a specialized store.
The plastic type 9 is ABS plastic, which is the hard plastic that goes white when you fold it. Plastic type 7 is used for other plastics. The best glue for plastic in case of type 9 and 7 is epoxy glue or cyanoacrylate.
Tips to Apply Glue to Stick Plastic
- The first thing is to clean the surface, so that the plastic glue can adhere perfectly.
- You can use some product like soap or alcohol. Above all, it is important that there is nothing left of oil.
- Make sure the plastic is completely dry, and do not stain it again with your hands or fingers, so be careful.
- The plastic usually has a polished finish, and it is difficult for the glue to adhere firmly. The ideal thing is to sand with sandpaper of between 120 and 200, or with something stronger like steel wool. But be careful or you can ruin the piece.
- If you use plastic epoxy type, you have to mix the two components before applying the glue.
- Apply glue on both surfaces, extending all very well.
- Fix the parts gently. If you apply too much force, you will get everything out. If so, clean the excess plastic glue before it dries.
- Use a tape to hold them for a few hours. There are plastic glues that require up to a whole day, so read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
How to Stick Hard Plastic?
Hard plastic is ABS plastic, a type of plastic that comes from petroleum and it is very rigid, and common in computers, cars, appliances or televisions. In that case, it is best to use epoxy type glue. This glue is also called two component glue for plastics and cold welding.
Look for Water-Resistant Plastic Glue
When you go looking for a plastic glue, you have to look at it if it deteriorates over time, and is resistant to moisture or not. If it is not resistant to moisture, over time it can deteriorate.