Glue gun tends to be a generic term that can confuse beginners who need one to accurately and safely dispense adhesives for industrial or commercial purposes. Some people may even think it’s the tool you can buy from typical stores to make arts and crafts. Industrial glue guns may operate the same way, but they are more durable and deliver higher output than traditional ones. As you explore the options, you’ll likely encounter the pneumatic or manual glue gun for purposes like, product assembly, packaging, woodwork, automotive applications, and graphic arts.
The question is, which is best for beginners? Let’s know more about each option:
Manual glue guns
A manual glue gun does not need electricity to function. To operate, push the plate by hand, and it will dispense the glue. Manufacturers ensure a smooth assembly to simplify usage. It requires cartridges with the same specifications and an appropriate mixer tube to make it more convenient for dispensing adhesives. Manual glue guns are made of different materials, such as PP, metal, and metal, or nylon and polypropylene. They are compatible with 10cc, 55cc, and 30cc dispensing syringes.
Pneumatic glue guns
A pneumatic glue gun requires an air or gas pressure regulating valve to operate and adjust and control the amount of adhesive. It can dispense high- and low-viscous adhesives. Some models may come with adjustable temperature control to make them suitable for different operating temperature ranges.
Which is more beginner-friendly?
The manual glue gun may be more suitable for beginners than pneumatic versions. Just be sure it’s comfortable to hold with an ergonomic handle. You can also consider a small, portable glue gun that won’t take up much space on your workstation.
However, if you’re going for a pneumatic glue gun, make sure it can be used directly for the bottom of a rubber cylinder without a push rod. That way, you get a space-saving solution that is easier to operate. Moreover, look for a non-slip and comfortable handle design to prevent fatigue during extended operation.