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Forum topic by Karda posted 01-27-2018 10:12 PM 403 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-27-2018 10:12 PM

I am looking for an inexpensive glue gun and the ones I like on ebay Have European plug ends, can they be replaced with american thanks


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#1 posted 01-27-2018 11:05 PM

We had a similar problem with some European machinery cords and male plugs. After visiting the local electrical distributors store the manger steered us to an American plug with an adapter to handle the European wire size.

You may also investigate the possibility of an adapter that accepts the European plug and converts it to American style.

-- Wuddoc

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#2 posted 01-27-2018 11:46 PM

I would just buy something local with the correct plug/voltage – they are pretty cheap and can be found all over the place… but if you do want to go with one of those European deals, make sure it will run on 120V as most European appliances are 240V.

Curious… what is it that makes the “European” ones more desirable than one that can be found at your local store? There really isn’t much too them in the way of ‘features’.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 01-28-2018 12:04 AM

I bought a cordless one. Really like it.
larry

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#4 posted 01-28-2018 12:23 AM

I bought a cordless one. Really like it.
larry
This is not the one I have but it is a place to start. I can’t find mine at HF anymore.

https://www.amazon.com/Surebonder-CL-800F-60-Watt-Cordless-Temperature/dp/B001AH5EXK/ref=pd_cp_201_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B001AH5EXK&pd_rd_r=ZGPXG41T98FG9QBPA80H&pd_rd_w=KFuEP&pd_rd_wg=3hLwO&psc=1&refRID=ZGPXG41T98FG9QBPA80H

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#5 posted 01-28-2018 12:24 AM

0nline is the best option, I can’t drive an getting around can be a problem. It would be better if I got sonmething and converted it

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#6 posted 01-28-2018 12:40 AM

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#7 posted 01-28-2018 01:06 AM

0nline is the best option, I can t drive an getting around can be a problem. It would be better if I got sonmething and converted it
- Karda

Still gotta ask why go through the hassle of having to modify a glue gun when you can get one that works out of the box just as easily? Just trying to figure out what the “European” ones have that make them worth the effort, when you can get a US compliant one off Amazon for the same price (or even cheaper once you add in the time/expense to convert).

Cheers,
Brad

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#8 posted 01-28-2018 01:31 AM

Brad, oga igurefa.

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#9 posted 01-28-2018 03:48 AM

Number one I have to watch how I spend, number two I don’t drive so i don’t have the luxurey of being able to run around to save a couple buck. I have to make due some times. It was suggested on one of the videos that 100 watt guns are better because it get the glue hatter, the cheap craft guns won’t cut it. most of what I see are very expensive or 20-40 watt. the more reasonable 100 watt guns are EU plugs. same voltage

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#10 posted 01-28-2018 04:36 AM

So what is the budget?

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#11 posted 01-28-2018 04:47 AM

not much, I would be able to buy better tools but I can’t, not only that but I don’t have to many more years in the shop so I don’t buy tools I will still have in 10 years. as for the glue gun i would like to keep it around 20 shipped if possible.

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