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October 18, 2021

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Ryobi Compact Hot Glue Gun P306

Ryobi Compact Hot Glue Gun

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.


10-Second Summary

  • Model: Ryobi P306
  • Features built -in drip tray
  • Operates off its power base for up to 5 minutes
  • Reaches 365° after only 3 minutes of charging on base
  • Precision tip
  • Available December 2020 from Home Depot
  • 3-year warranty
  • Price: $24.97 (bare tool)

Key Features

Looking at our Ryobi P305 cordless glue gun review, you can tell we enjoy the flexibility of a battery-powered hot glue gun. Ryobi designed this 18V Compact Glue Gun as an even more compact and ideal solution for hobbyists. It should work really well for crafts, upholstery, and general small repair projects. The compact 18V glue gun features a similar precision tip that puts the hot glue right where you actually need it, instead of all over the place. The real difference between the P306 and. the P305 has to do with ergonomics and runtime.


Ryobi Compact Hot Glue Gun

The Ryobi 18V Compact Glue Gun consists of two parts: the gun and the heating base. With your 18V Ryobi battery plugged into the heating base, the gun charges up to an operating temperature of 365°F in around 3 minutes. You can work for up to 5 minutes. That could get you through roughly 1.5 mini glue sticks, before needing to place the gun back on the base for reheating. An on/off LED indicator light on both the gun and the base shows when the tool is heating up.

Ryobi Compact Hot Glue Gun

The Ryobi 18V Compact Hot Glue Gun features a built-in drip tray on the heating base that keeps the glue mess to a minimum. The whole thing sits upright as well, reducing your capacity for mess-making.

Pricing and Availability

You can expect the Ryobi Compact Hot Glue Gun to make its way to your local Home Depot stores by December 2020. While they will only come as bare tools, they will include the heating base, three mini glue sticks, and a three-year warranty. The Ryobi Compact Glue Gun (P306) will retail for $24.97.

Ryobi Compact Hot Glue Gun Specs

  • Model: Ryobi P306
  • Max Temp: 365°
  • Glue Stick Diameter: 5/16″
  • Heat-Up Time: 3-5 minutes
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Availability: December 2020 at the Home Depot
  • Price: $24.97 (bare tool)

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