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Five Myths about Hot Melt Glue Debunked

MYTH #1: It's Dangerous. Some think that because the glue comes out at temperatures higher than boiling that it's risky to use. But hot melt glue comes out smoothly and cools quickly, making danger of burning minimal. You can also use The Ultra Low Temp. Cool Shot Mini Glue Gun or Adjustable Temperature Hot Melt Glue Guns if you have small children about or have clumsy fingers.

MYTH #2: It's Too Hot. There are several safety features installed on the guns to prevent burning as well, and you can add attachments like different Glue Gun Nozzles to control the amount of glue coming out. Glue guns aren't just glue guns anymore. Another helpful option is the Glue Dabs, which require no heat. 

MYTH #3: It's Messy. Many people have visions of hot melt glue trailing in wispy strings off their projects, but these days nothing could be further from the truth. With the Light Duty Detailer Mini Glue Gun, it's easy to get just the right amount of glue with no residue left over. You can also protect your work surfaces with Non-Stick Pads for Hot Melt Glue and use Glue Skillets instead of guns to completely eradicate the risk of stringing.

MYTH #4: It's Time-Consuming. Why would you take the time to heat up a glue gun, measure the glue, apply the right pressure at the right angle, and secure your items together when you could just slap on some grocery-store glue? Because it's just as quick and easy to do, and the adhesive actually holds. Guns like the Mini Size Hot Melt Glue Gun and the Light Duty Full Size Dual Temp. Glue Gun heat up in moments, allowing you to dispense the high-powered adhesive just moments after you've plugged in. The extra time at the beginning is nothing compared to the time you'll spend later re-sticking items that fell off after a shoddy glue job.

MYTH #5: It's Hard. Average glue-users tend to think glue guns and glue sticks are above their ability level, but using hot melt glue is just as simple as using any other type of adhesive. There are no complex instructions to follow. You simply insert a glue stick, plug in the gun, and gently press in squeeze the trigger and you're ready to glue.


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