Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Glue & Heat Gun Reviews

Our glue gun and heat gun reviews cover most products for removing paint or laminating applications. In the woodworking industry a high temperature glue gun can really save the day and replaces traditional fasteners in a variety of tasks. Glue guns are also handy for profile-wrapping, product assembly, and other soft-fastening tasks. This section of Pro Tool Reviews also includes UV heat products, which heat differently than traditional heat guns. Glue and Heat Gun Reviews for Woodworking & Construction The glue gun is one of the simplest products out there. It has a heater element, a feed channel for the glue sticks, and a handle. Most hot glue guns plug into a standard 120V outlet, but some use butane. A contractor-grade glue gun heats up quickly for adhesive applications. It provides a nearly instantaneous bond for lots of materials. This includes thin woods, veneers, cardboard, plastics, thin leathers, and similar materials.

Dremel 4V Cordless Glue Pen Review

Dremel Cordless Glue Pen Promises Precision and Speed Dremel has its proverbial finger on the pulse of what makes the DIY community tick. We find as many opportunities to review as many of their offerings as we’d like. However, the Dremel 4V Cordless Glue Pen gave us a great excuse. It makes for another great […]

Ryobi Compact Hot Glue Gun

Ryobi Compact Hot Glue Gun P306

Ryobi Gives the Cordless Glue Gun the Compact Treatment Ryobi has plans for yet another addition to the compact line of 18V cordless tools. The Ryobi Compact Glue Gun (P306) makes the perfect lightweight and handy solution for DIYers looking to take on crafts or quick repairs, all without requiring a wall outlet. Key Features […]

Metabo 18V Cordless Heat Gun

Metabo 18V Cordless Heat Gun

Metabo Heat Gun Gets Hot in No Time At All The Metabo HG 18 LTX 500 18V Cordless Heat Gun presents Pros with a lightweight and comfortable solution that does away with the trip hazards that power cords present. But, perhaps more important than that, Metabo claims that this model outperforms other cordless models, keeping […]

Steinel Precision Heat Gun Review | HG 350 ESD

Steinel Precision Heat Gun Features Quick Heating for Targeted Connections Between working in the communications industry, flying racing drones for fun, and the plethora of electronics our family has, there’s always a need for a heat gun. I got my hands on a Steinel precision heat gun to see how well this German brand compares […]

Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun HG6031VK

Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun HG6031VK

The new Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun is making its way to retailers with a wide range of temperature settings and two air flow speeds. The big deal with the Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun is its temperature range and multiple airflow settings. Using the variable speed dial on the back of the tool, you […]

MIlwaukee M18 Heat Gun

Milwaukee M18 Heat Gun Coming in October

For those of you happen to be in the market for a new heat gun, Milwaukee Tool has some good news for you.  Recently announced, and available in October, the Milwaukee M18 Heat Gun will be the first cordless 18V heat gun solution on the market. Milwaukee claims that not only will their cordless heat gun […]

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SpeedStripper 400 Featured

SpeedStripper 400 IR Heater Review

Okay, I get it. We all know the first thing that popped into your mind when you saw the name SpeedStripper 400… No, it’s not actually a NASCAR race. Wait, that is what you were thinking, right? The SpeedStripper 400 IR heater and paint stripper is actually a heat gun replacement. I spent some time working […]

Rockler Nexabond Wood Adhesive Preview

Rockler Woodworking has announced its distribution Nexabond Wood Adhesive by Bioformix, a glue that gives do-it-yourself woodworkers the benefits of cyanoacrylate glue, but offers a longer open time to make adjustments to joints. Rockler tells us that the volume of glue is reduced by only having to apply the glue to one of the joint […]

Milwaukee 8975-6 11.6 Amp Dual Temperature Heat Gun Review

Milwaukee Dual Temperature Heat Gun Review 8975-6

The Milwaukee 8975-6 11.6 Amp Dual Temperature Heat Gun might look a little like your wife’s hair dryer but it really is a serious hand-held high heat throwing machine. With two temperature settings of 570 and 1,000 degrees F, you can pretty much peel the paint off of almost anything without having to worry about the issues that come with open flames. With a continuous duty rating, you can also plan on being able to work this tool non-stop for as long as you need it.

Grizzly H0800 1200W Heat Gun

Grizzly H0800 Heat Gun Preview

There’s only so much you can say about a heat gun. Primarily, the concerns are focused on ergonomics and temperature flexibility. The problem with this is that, while you can certainly pay more for a heat gun that offers infinitely flexible temperature controls, you can also just back the thing off or move it closer to adjust your temperature as needed. Technique, in this case, trumps technology.