For this post, I have put together a collection of the best hot glue guns currently available.
Glue guns are an extremely versatile tool and a must-have item for quick and easy gluing tasks. Along with a utility knife, cutting mat, scissors, and ruler, you will be ready for the next crafting job.
Note: there are two common sizes of glue sticks.
The "full size" sticks are 0.44 in. diameter and should be used in compatible full size glue guns. "Mini size" sticks are 0.27 in. diameter and should only be used in mini size glue guns. The two glue stick sizes are not interchangeable.
The full size glue guns deliver more adhesive volume per squeeze, so are more suited for larger jobs, while the mini size offer more precision on smaller tasks.
The following hot glue guns use the latest innovative components to meet your needs and help to ensure you do your best work.
So here is my list of The 10 Best Hot Glue Guns.
1. Cobiz Full Size Hot Glue Gun
The Cobiz Full Size Hot Glue Gun with dual power switch. Select 60w for small projects or 100w for large projects.
60W for thinner and cooler slow running hot glue stream for a fine work.
100W for a stronger quicker bond.
Stable stand allows you put it aside and pick up safely.
Premium copper nozzle rather than aluminum gives you continuous and fully melted glue.
Smart temperature control which prevents overheating.
2. CCBetter Mini Size Hot Glue Gun
The CCBetter Mini Size Hot Glue Gun is an easy to use adhesive tool not only for DIY crafting but also for quick daily repairs.
High-quality gun nozzle produces a smooth flow of glue.
Includes stable stand to allow setting aside while working.
Convenient on / off switch.
Compact design for a wide range of uses.
3. Adhesive Technologies Full Size Hot Glue Gun
The Adhesive Technologies Full Size Hot Glue Gun is an Industrial-Grade tool with an output of 3.5 lbs of glue per hour that is perfect for light-industrial, commercial and DIY applications.
Operating temperature of 410°F/210°C.
Features a 200 Watt PTC Heating System.
Quick 3-minute warm up time.
Comfortable 4-finger trigger.
Sturdy base stand and a high-quality shell.
Don't forget the glue sticks.
4. Attican Mini Size Hot Glue Gun
The Attican Mini Hot Glue Gun us a heavy duty kit that is perfect for both beginners and art and crafts professionals.
Works great for fabric and other craft materials.
Uses 5/16" (mini size) diameter glue sticks.
Includes 15 melt glue sticks.
5. Chandler Tool Full Size Hot Glue Gun
The Chandler Tool Full Size Hot Glue Gun combines the reliability and performance of an industrial hot glue gun in a versatile and compact design.
Includes patented “Stand-Up” base to reduce the chance of tipping.
Traditional wire stand is also included.
Great for everything from crafting to home repairs and DIY projects.
6. Pam HB220 Full Size Hot Glue Gun
The Pam HB220 Full Size Hot Glue Gun is a professional grade adhesive system designed for all day use in a variety of flooring installation, remodeling, and repair applications.
Pro Applicator combines an adjustable high temperature range with a powerful 220 Watt heating element that keeps up with heavy all day usage.
No drip, no mess nozzle.
Fast activation under 5 minutes.
Adjustable thermostat 284°F to 428°F
Designed for 1/2" glue sticks.
For best results use with FMFLEX40 Hot melt Adhesives:
7. Tacklife Cordless Mini Size Hot Glue Gun
The Tacklife Cordless Mini Size Hot Glue Gun provides the ultimate in flexibility with up to 35 mins per charge.
Equipped with 2600mAh reachargeable Li-ion Battery.
Auto power off to save energy.
Designed with the battery and temperature indicators.
The portable design makes it fit for one hand controlling and ergonomic handle and lengthened trigger design for convenient carrying.
Includes 90cm USB cable for convenient charging.
Designed with high quality and insulated copper nozzle.
Includes 45 glue sticks for quick use right out of box.
8. PROkleber Full Size Hot Glue Gun
The PROkleber Full Size Hot Glue Gun can be used for a range of different materials including wood, metal, plastic, glass, ceramic, rubber, leather, textile, fabric and paper.
Working Temperature: 356 to 392℉.
Warm-up Time: 2-3 minutes.
Cable Length: 50 inches.
Includes 12 dry glue sticks and storage case.
9. Adhesive Technologies Mini Size Hot Glue Gun
The Adhesive Technologies Mini Size Hot Glue Gun is great for those small craft and home repair projects that don't require a lot of time or glue.
Perfect for crafts, school projects, small DIY projects and more.
Bonds in less than 30 seconds.
Features a long 5ft electrical cord.
10. CRENOVA Mini Size Hot Glue Gun
The CRENOVA Mini Size Hot Glue Gun heats up rapidly within 3-5 minutes, to help you to work efficiently.
PTC heating component and built-in fuse ensures that you can work with it safely.
Keeps constant temperature and prevents over heating.
Trigger propulsion design to easily control the glue flow.
Conveniently located power switch.
Sized for convenient one-handed use.
Removable stand support, to keep it stable and upright.
I hope this list of the best hot glue guns was helpful.
If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.
Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C