Power Adhesives TEC 3200 hot melt gun review

* Note - the TEC 3200 has been replaced with the new and improved TEC 3400

We reviewed the TEC 3200 hot glue gun made by Power Adhesives. We were impressed by this heavy duty hot melt applicator. The temperature module is a great way to ensure your gun is at the correct temperature for your hot melt. The output of the TEC 3200 makes this gun the perfect fit for mid to high volume applications.

TEC 3200 Overview:

  • Standby Feature
  • 8 lbs. of Hot Melt per hour
  • 110/120 V 50-60 Hz
  • 400 Watts
  • Cartridge Heater
  • Change Gun Temperatures with Easy Plug-in Modules
  • Warranty: 12 Months

TEC 3200 hot melt gun review

TEC 3200 Set Up:

Simply pull back on the plunger to load the hot melt adhesive slug. If need be use the feed adjustment knob to adjust the plunger to make room to insert the adhesive.

Once you have the adhesive slug in place, just plug it in and in about 5 minutes you are ready to go. This industrial hot melt applicator is nice because there is no need to plug it into an air compressor.

TEC 3200 In Action:

This industrial hot melt applicator is so easy to use. We were pleasantly surprised by how far we got on one trigger pull. We applied about an 1/8 inch bead and were able to go for 48 inches per trigger pull. This hot glue gun is pretty light for it's size weighing in at just 2.5 lbs. The electrical cord for this gun is about 10 feet long giving you some room to move around.

TEC 3200 hot melt applicator in action


This industrial hot melt applicator is a work horse. We love that the TEC 3200 is easy to use and automatically switches standby mode, when the glue gun is idle for an extended period of time. The two indicator lights on the top of the gun indicate power-on with red and standby with yellow.

The temperature changing module plug-ins make it so easy keep the gun at the correct temperature for your selected adhesive. The only thing that is a bit disappointing is that the gun comes with 3 of the 5 temperature modules, PA3026 (for standard melt), PA3023 (for low melt) and PA3027 (for Polymides). However, the additional temperature modules for 160 degrees C (PA3024) and 180 degrees C (PA3025) are available at a minimal cost.

Recommended for:

  • Packaging
  • Sealing
  • Product Assembly
  • Electrical Potting


TEC 3200 Industrial Glue Gun

If you have any additional questions about the TEC 3200 Hot Glue Gun please call us at (877)933-3343 or send us an e-mail at support@hotmelt.com

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