Hobbyists and professionals alike know that awesome feeling that only comes from finding the perfect tool to round out your toolbox.
We might be a little biased, but here at hotmelt.com we believe that perfect tool isn’t just a hot melt glue gun—it’s a hot melt glue gun kit.
Why the kit? Well, because it comes with a bunch of other awesome tools that make the glue gun itself even more awesome—like specialty adhesive, unique nozzles, and other accessories to help you get the job done. Whether you’re putting the finishing touches on custom cabinetry for a client or finally getting around to restoring that old junker for yourself, there’s almost no project too big or too small for a good glue gun kit.
In this buyer’s guide, we’ll give you the important factors to consider, as well as some products we recommend to put you well on your way to finding the perfect hot melt glue gun kit.
The Benefits of Investing in a Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit
Compared to many other tools, glue guns and glue sticks offer a relatively affordable alternative. What makes them even more cost-effective is that, when taken care of, hot melt glue gun kits will last their owners a very long time. Plus, with some basic use and safety training, they’re pretty low risk and easy to use.
Perhaps the most important reason to invest in a hot melt glue gun kit is that, over time, we think it will prove to be one of the most versatile tools on your workbench—as long as you choose the right one to fit your needs.
Answering the Question: Why Do You Need a Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit?
Now that the benefits are clear, you’ve got to develop a solid understanding of what you’re going to use your glue gun for so you know exactly which features to zero in on.
Furthermore, do you need your glue gun to reach specific temperatures? Is there a certain kind of glue it should be compatible with? Are there accessories that you know you’ll eventually want to use?
All of these considerations will help you choose the hot melt glue gun kit that will serve you well for years to come.
A Few Hot Melt Glue Gun Kits We Recommend
We weren’t kidding when we said that there is very likely already a hot melt glue gun kit all put together with exactly the features you’re looking for!
To help you get started, here’s a list of some of the top hot melt glue gun kits on the market (a few of which we’re totally giving as gifts this holiday season!).
Power Adhesives Professional Knot Filling & Wood Repair Kit
The KNOT-TEC Professional Wood Repair Kit provides everything you need to repair knot defects, deep scratches, and other deep wood blemishes. KNOT-TEC is a knot-filling adhesive that is perfect for repairing floors, furniture, and window and door frames, as well as many other applications. The tools included with this kit make repairs fast and easy.
- Professional Knot Filling & Wood Repair
- Includes: TEC 820 Glue Gun, Adhesives, and Accessories
- TEC 820 Hot Melt Gun
- Two Metal Heatsink Blocks
- Silicone Release Mat
- Heavy Plastic Carrying Case
Two 12-stick Mixed Color Sample Packs (Pack One Formula 7713: 2 Sticks of Amber, Beige, Black, Cola, Cream and Oak) (Pack Two Formula 7718: 2 Sticks of Amber, Beige, Black, Cola, Cream and Oak)
Infinity Bond Paintless Dent Repair Kit
The Paintless Dent Repair Kit is great for removing dents easily. It allows you to lever out panel surface dents without damaging paint or making holes.
This paintless dent repair kit is perfect for paintless dent removal specialists, garage owners, and the everyday “Joe.” This system reduces repair time and is so easy to use. The dent puller has adjustable feet that make it easy to contour to the surface panel. The dual level on the dent puller allows for even weight distribution while pulling. The nylon knock-down will not damage the paint at all, and it helps correct over-pulled dents. This dent-pulling system is perfect for door dings, baseball marks, etc.
- Paintless Dent Repair
Includes: Glue Gun, PDR Glue Sticks, Accessories
- Hot Melt Gun
- Paintless Dent Repair Hot Melt Sticks
- Dual Lever Glue Puller
- Two Sizes of Dent-Pulling Knobs
- Nylon Knockdown
Power Adhesives Cordless Glue Gun Kit
The Cordless Glue Gun Kit provides a full-service solution to hot glue applications that require you to work independently of an electrical outlet. This kit includes the Gas TEC 600 Cordless Glue Gun, a durable metal stand, and five pounds of our Infinity Melt multi-purpose clear glue sticks.
Power Adhesives Gas TEC 600 is a super-high-performance cordless glue gun that runs on refillable butane cartridges that can be replenished with any standard butane canister. This cordless glue gun heats up in under five minutes and dispenses up to 3.3 pounds of hot glue per hour. It uses 1/2" hot glue sticks.
Using five pounds of our premium Infinity Melt multi-purpose glue sticks is a great way to get any project started. These glue sticks work on a wide variety of surfaces and substrates, offering strong adhesion and medium open time.
The metal glue gun stand is like having an extra set of hands on the job. It’s sturdy, durable, and perfect for when you need to set your gun down in between uses.
- Light Industrial
- Cordless Butane Powered
- 1/2" (12mm) Hot Melt Sticks
High Temperature Capabilities
- Gas TEC 600 Cordless Glue Gun
- 5 Pounds Multi-Purpose Glue Sticks
- Durable Metal Stand – MDC009
2 Refillable Butane Cartridges
Infinity Bond Book-Binding Hot Glue Kit
Our bookbinding kit has everything needed to help you put together those bestsellers! The kit offers an easy to set up system to create your own personalized books and covers.
The Champ 3 is a bulk-dispensing hot glue gun that is made for industrial dispensing, making it the perfect choice to assist in bookbinding. It has a 5-ounce melt tank and the melt rate of 1 lb. per hour. Since it is a bulk-dispensing hot melt gun, it will allow you to save money by being able to buy bulk melt instead of glue sticks.
The bulk glue selected for this Hotmelt.com kit, TEC Bond 1241F, was specifically formulated for bookbinding. This top-notch spine glue has a long open time and is able to adhere to a wide variety of paper and cover stocks.
The 5 Hole Spreader Nozzle allows you to lay down a beautiful even coat to the book spine. You can also plug holes in the nozzle to adjust to various spine sizes.
- Includes: Bulk Glue Gun, Adhesive, Nozzle
- Glue Machinery Champ 3
- 44-lbs. Carton of 1241F Book-Binding Hot Melt
- 5-Hole Nozzle
Infinity Melt Light Packaging Complete Hot Melt Kit
The Hotmelt.com light packaging hot glue kit offers a fantastic upgrade in both speed and cost over taping boxes for packing and shipping. We have created a truly out-of-the-box solution for light- and medium-volume packaging applications.
The TEC 805 glue gun is a medium-duty workhorse with output and performance unlike any other gun in its class. It can dispense almost 4 lbs. of hot melt per hour and has a short 3-minute heat up time. Weighing in at under 1 lb., the TEC 805 glue gun is easy to use and comfortable even with extended working times. The TEC 805 works with 1/2" glue sticks.
Our 1/2" packaging glue sticks offer exceptional hot tack and a strong, fast bond to cardboard and corrugated substrates. This allows you to package faster and use less material, saving you money.
We offer three glue gun nozzles with our light packaging kit, ensuring that you always have the right tool for the job. The nozzles include a standard glue gun nozzle for general application and L-type and 3-hole nozzle for packaging applications.
- TEC 805 Glue Gun
- Packaging Glue Sticks
- 3 Nozzle Types
- TEC 805 Medium-Duty Glue Gun
- 11 lbs. Packaging Hot Glue Sticks
- 3 Different Nozzle Types
- Standard (on glue gun)
So, there you have it—a whole bunch of benefits, considerations, and recommendations to soak in when it comes to hot melt glue gun kits!
If we can be of any assistance in helping you round out your tool selection—or finding the perfect hot melt glue gun kit for a friend or colleague—please get in touch with Hotmelt’s team of experts at any time.