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How to remove a glue stick from a glue gun

Should you remove a glue stick from a glue gun?

You should never remove a part-melted glue stick from a glue gun – it can damage the applicator.

Instead, extrude any remaining molten glue when you’ve finished using the gun. But leave the in-tact glue stick in the applicator. You can use it next time. When the original glue stick is running low, simply insert a new glue stick to guide the remaining molten glue through the nozzle.

Safety and operating precautions

Once you’ve used the glue gun, there should always be a glue stick in it. So it’s important to follow the operating and safety precautions to keep the gun functioning well and prevent causing injury to yourself.

  • If the glue gun isn’t going to be used for 40 minutes, unplug it. This will prevent glue from overheating, charring, and blocking the nozzle.
  • Clean the nozzle of any molten glue once you’ve finished working. Do this while the gun is hot and make sure you wear protective gloves.
  • Never lay the glue gun on its side. This could cause the molten glue to back feed and damage the gun – and potentially cause burns.
  • Always check for damage to the gun before use and make sure it’s working correctly.

Read here for more information on cleaning and maintaining your glue gun. If you want further advice or have any questions, get in touch on 0161 627 1001.

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Some popular FAQs

Q: How can I safely remove a glue stick from a glue gun?
A: It’s recommended to remove a glue stick by gently pulling it out while the gun is still warm but not hot, ensuring safety and ease of removal.

Q: What should I do if the glue stick is stuck in the gun?
A: If the glue stick is stuck, gently heating the gun to soften the glue and then carefully extracting the stick is advised.

Q: Are there any precautions to take while removing a glue stick to avoid damage to the glue gun?
A: Yes, avoid using excessive force or tools that might damage the gun, and always handle the glue gun with care, especially when it’s warm.

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