Ox Pro Rodless Caulk Gun Works in Tight Spaces Without Sacrificing Strength
The Ox Pro Rodless Caulk Gun has a very unusual design compared to most caulk guns. We wanted to know what kind of strength it has along with whether its advantages make it worth buying. So we loaded up some of our favorites and got to work.
- Rodless design fits in smaller spaces
- Simple plunger reset
- Belt hook included
- Integrated tip cleaner
- More comfortable handle design than most caulk guns
- No significant drawbacks
Using the Ox Pro Rodless Caulk Gun
There’s no question Ox’s rodless design is very different than most caulk guns on the market. With each trigger pull, you advance the plunger on the end of what’s essentially a really stout tape measure blade.
Our main concern when we started testing was whether the blade could push some of the toughest sealants we use without buckling. We loaded up some OSI Quad Max sealant, leaving the tip with only a small opening. Despite the incredible thick consistency and small opening, the pusher had the strength to apply it.
That’s not the ideal use for this gun, though. With a 7:1 thrust ratio, it’s better suited for latex and silicon. Still, it’s nice to know the mechanism is stronger than it needs to be.
To reset the plunger, press the silver release on the back and send the black pusher on top of the tool to the front. It’s a very easy reset process.
The rodless design is more than just a novelty. It gets into tighter spaces, particularly when you’re at the beginning of a new tube.
Ox Pro Rodless Caulk Gun Design Highlights
- Riveted and reinforced cage has a durable construction
- Nylon handle is more comfortable than most metal handles
- Belt hook
- Tube clearing pin attached to the bottom of the frame
Ox Pro Rodless Caulk Gun Price
Amazon is the best place to pick this one up. It runs $39.99 and is Prime eligible. Ox warranties the caulk gun for one year.
The Bottom Line
While it’s more expensive than standard rodded caulk guns, the Ox Pro Rodless Caulk Gun is really nice to use. Even when you’re not working in particularly tight spots, it’s more comfortable than most and we certainly don’t miss having a rod extending out the back. Combined with a durable build, we recommend giving Ox a shot the next time you’re on the hunt for a new caulk gun.
- Model: OX-P044910
- Thrust Ratio: 7:1
- Capacity: 10 ounces
- Length: 13 1/2 inches
- Price: $39.99
- Warranty: 1 year