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Glue Gun – Best performance, safety advice and maintenance tips

Before you use your Glue Gun……

For best performance, safety advice and maintenance tips for your Tec Glue Gun, please follow these guidelines:

 

1. Always insert a glue stick/slug into the applicator before plugging in. Before use, ALWAYS allow the applicator to warm up to operating temperature.

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2. Most Tec glue guns are ready to use in 3-5 minutes.

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3. Spray glue guns should be allowed to heat up for at least 10 minutes.

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4. NEVER lay the applicator on its side.

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5. ALWAYS use the gun stand supplied or an optional stand for bench mounting.

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6. ALWAYS unplug the applicator if it is not going to be used for 40 minutes or more or dispense a small amount of adhesive. Glue guns are fitted with pre-set heaters that are constantly melting the adhesive. If not used and left turned on at a given point the molten adhesive with either char and block the nozzle or risk of the adhesive travelling back up the chamber. Possible risk of burns.

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7. To AID EASIER START UP the next time the applicator is used, disconnect from the power supply when work is complete and while the tool is cooling extrude about half a cartridge / stick of molten glue through the applicator.

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8. NEVER withdraw a part melted glue slug / stick through the back of the gun.

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9. NEVER remove the nozzle from a cold applicator as thread damage could result. Remove when warm and always wear protective gloves.

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10. ALWAYS wipe any excess molten glue from around the nozzle at the end of each work session. This will avoid build-up of glue deposits which can char. This should be done while the applicator is still hot and always wear protective gloves.

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11. Tec silicone drip mat prevents damage to the work surface and keeps the gluing surface clean and tidy.

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12. Henkel Melt-O-Clean – Powerful Hot Melt Cleaner for glue guns & nozzles that removes residual, charred adhesive and heavy grease and grime.

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For further information on glue gun maintenance please call 0161 627 1001

 

Links:

Hot Melt Fumes

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