3M 3738 Woodworking Hot Melt Sticks - AE, TC, Q and PG

SKU: 3M 00021200825941

Manufacturer Part #: 7100023046

Previous Part #: 62373895317

UPC: 00021200825941

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Sale price$266.00 Regular price$288.00

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3M 3738 Hot Melt Glue Stick Overview

3M 3738 is a unique hot melt stick formulation. This glue stick offers an exceptional, high delivery rate and is often used in the foundry industry for sand cores. This adhesive is a versatile hot melt allowing it to be used with a variety of substrates including wood, corrugated, some plastics and chipboard. 

3M 3738 is a standard temperature hot melt available in AE, TC, Q and PG stick sizes. 

Please Note: 3M recently discontinued their hot melt applicators for Quadrack (Q) sticks. Check out the Infinity Bond Brute as a great dispensing alternative!

Shop Infinity Bond Brute for 5/8" and Quadrack glue sticks

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3M 3738 Glue Sticks Per Carton

  • 11 lbs of glue stick size AE 1/2" x 12" is approximately 150 glue sticks
  • 11 lbs of glue stick size TC 5/8" x 2" is approximately 770 glue sticks 
  • 11 lbs of glue stick size Q 5/8" x 8" is approximately 165 glue sticks 
  • 22 lbs of glue stick size PG 1" x 3" is approximately 264 glue sticks


  • Bead Open Time: 50 Second
  • Chemical Base: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
  • Color: Tan
  • Heat Resistance: 130 Degree Fahrenheit
  • Heat Resistance Range: Low
  • Open Time Range: Medium


3M 3738 Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

3M 3738 Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

OEM Part Number Option Price
7100008738 5/8" Q Sticks - 11 LB Case $310.00
7100009196 5/8" X 2" TC Sticks - 11 LB Case $306.00
7100020456 1" X 3" PG Sticks - 22 LB Case $528.00
7100023046 1/2" AE Sticks - 11 LB Case $266.00


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Joy K.
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glue sticks are great

Everything went as I was told. Very happy with this product and sale.

Joy K.
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glue sticks are great

Overall experience is good, we like the glue

Lisa T.
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it was what I needed

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Application Temperature 350-385°F350ºF
Softening Point 186°F-
Set Speed MediumMedium
Viscosity 2,875 @ 375 °F2,100 cps
Color TanTan
Size 1/2" x 12" (AE)
5/8" x 2" (TC)
5/8" x 8" (Q)
1" x 3" (PG)
1" X 3"

These values are only approximate. Manufacturers use different parameters for determining adhesive properties, so refer to the manufacturers' data sheets for actual specifications. If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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