How to Use a Mini Glue GunCrafts and arts are very popular in today’s day and age. Anyone from a student to a business man has uses for glue guns, and should take the best kind into consideration for their task: the mini glue gun. A mini glue gun is typically only a few inches in length, and can be very portable for any type of project. The benefit of their small size is that they can get into tiny places as well as tight corners. Let’s learn a bit on how to use these small glue guns, and go over some tips on what not to do with them.
The first thing to do with your project is gather all of the materials into one area. The area should be clean and neat, in order to keep track of the projects progress. Make sure the project area is close to an electrical outlet, as most mini glue guns require a standard outlet to be plugged into. Once the project area is set up, find the metal rest on the barrel and make sure it folds out and is locked in place. This is a definite necessity for safety during the working hours of the project.
The second step is preparing and setting up the glue gun for use. You need to locate the trigger; it is normally located directly under the gun. It is a triangular shaped plastic piece that is located below the barrel loader. The barrel loader is known to be where the glue sticks go into the mini glue gun. A small piece of plastic moves with the trigger, and moves the glue stick along with it. Once you have set up the gun, plug it into the outlet and let it sit for about fifteen minutes. This allows proper heating time, and will put the gun into its ready state. At this point put the glue stick in and it will melt at the far end due to the intense heat.
The third and final step is to begin gluing with your mini glue gun. When the trigger is pulled, the plastic piece will move the glue stick and cause it to melt. The melted glue will flow through the tip of the gun and form a small ball. At surface contact on gluing, push the end of the glue gun sideways to break off the glue strand. After practicing you should be ready to initiate your project. Use the mini glue stick in a safe manner, and avoid using too much glue. An over abundance of glue will saturate the adhesive and prevent quick drying.
Using this guide, the difficult process of using a mini glue gun has now been made ridiculously easy. Be sure to use safety precautions, and always wear gloves to avoid burns. If you do in fact get burned by the glue, it can cause up to second degree burns due to the extremely high temperature. This can easily be avoided by using accuracy and caution when gluing. Mini glue guns are a great and affordable invention that assists in any great project.