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Old 06-28-2020, 11:04 PM   #1
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Cordless Caulking Guns


I think it's time to get a cordless caulking gun.
Between 18v Makita, Milwaukee, or Dewalt, is there a standout or a stinker?

Maybe M12 Milwaukee?

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I know Unger has the first generation of Milwaukie. Don't get that one. Of course, that can be said if most Milwaukie stuff.

The newest one looks pretty good. I have a big siding gig coming up and will be grabbing the new Milwaukie one.

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The m12 Milwaukee has been incredible for us.
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We run the M18. Actually, I don't know what generation it is. The tube housing had cheep welds and disconnected. We riveted it back together.

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I find them to be insanely expensive.
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I find them to be insanely expensive.
Totally worth it if you have carpal tunnel.
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I can believe that. If you are a painter by trade then it's a tool you need. Doesn't matter the cost. For me, I rarely need caulk. I'm always buying new tubes because the old ones dry up before I get back to them no matter how I seal them. So it's thee ole hand gun for me.
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Gluing down subfloor, glue and screw drywall, things like that are the heavy use.

They were a godsend when they first came out. I wouldn't be without one.
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I've been using the Milwaukee m12 gun for quite a while and love it. I have the 10oz and quart applicator heads and use them both frequently. M12 has more than enough battery life for my use.
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We use it on subfloor days...and really nice when the glue is cold. Lays a nice consistent bead. However, a warm tube of glue could get pumped quicker with a strong hand.

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We use it on subfloor days...and really nice when the glue is cold. Lays a nice consistent bead. However, a warm tube of glue could get pumped quicker with a strong hand.

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I disagree. Once you get the technique down, it is every bit as fast as the hand gun. I am really impressed at how long a battery lasts in it. Even with the smallish 1.5 or whatever, we are able to glue a 2000 sq ft subfloor on a single battery.
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We use it on subfloor days...and really nice when the glue is cold. Lays a nice consistent bead. However, a warm tube of glue could get pumped quicker with a strong hand.

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We have the Milwaukee gun and switched to Advantech subfloor glue. Like it much better.
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We have the Milwaukee gun and switched to Advantech subfloor glue. Like it much better.
That stuff works well, but when you get it on your hands it takes several days to get the residue off. Initially, you wipe it off and all looks good, only to look later and the area has turned blackish and stays like that through a couple showers.
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Pretty sure these are cordless...

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I disagree. Once you get the technique down, it is every bit as fast as the hand gun. I am really impressed at how long a battery lasts in it. Even with the smallish 1.5 or whatever, we are able to glue a 2000 sq ft subfloor on a single battery.
A strong hand can pump faster...but not for long periods. I'd rather use the cordless.

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Yeah, that Advantech adhesive must be a derivative of the foam sealer products. Never comes off your hand.

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Pretty sure these are cordless...

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Battery Powered caulking adhesive sealant applicator dispenser is the new thread title
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OK Smarty Pants.

Battery Powered caulking adhesive sealant applicator dispenser is the new thread title

Well, at least that is a more accurate description.

I was just poking fun at you.

If I had to push out a few tubes of caulk on a daily basis, I'd get one with a battery.

I have a battery grease gun. Sometimes I use it some days not.

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Most guys don't know there are standards for caulk guns.

Using a cheapy, or a weak gun makes life miserable.

The good English guns come in several rod powers. Using the right gun for hard to push caulks makes life much better.

One of the best ones I've found is the 20 dollar HD Husky caulk gun. It's a beast.

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We have the Milwaukee 18v and use it often. Works good.


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