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The best non drip caulk gun

Discussion in '"TooledUp" - Tools/Materials of the Trade.' started by crj, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I saw a few old posts the other day re best caulk guns but can't find the posts again. Ive got 3 or 4 different guns and they all do my head in as they drip all the time even with my finger on the release trigger. I use fat hog caulk 380ml. Know some of the more expensive guns are for smaller caulk tubes. Anyone got a non drip gun they've used for a while? cheers
     
  2. Wayners

    Wayners Happy to be alive. Bar Member

    With fat hog try and turn the nozzle spout half a turn on tube when done. By undoing it's stops it flowing out when resting or bettween finger wipes. The next time you use tighten nozzle and off you go again. I use nemesis mighty caulk and that stuff keeps coming out. Plus a tiny nozzle so the above trick don't work.
     
  3. Waynetta

    Waynetta PPS Master Craftsman PPS Painter Bar Member

    I like the Wolf craft one I bought after recommend on here. Put Wolf gun in search bar for more info.
    I use a bit of old 30mm plastic pipe to get the last bit out of 380ml tubes as the gun is only designed for 310ml.
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    That's a good idea too Wayners.
     
  4. Jamesh2220

    Jamesh2220 PPS Craftsman Bar Member

    Yep the Wolfcraft gun is the best I've ever used. Use @Waynetta tip if you want to use bigger tubes. Get them for £11 HERE D0n't thing you can go wrong with the cheap COX gun either.

    Here's the original thread discussion Caulk guns HERE
     
  5. Designanddecor

    Designanddecor PPS Master Craftsman PPS Painter Bar Member

    Yep, wolfcraft guns are great. I also have one of the dripless guns (ets2000) which I really like, hoping to get a higher ratio one at the p&d show next month. The wolfcraft won't push anything very thick but I have never found anything better for caulk and silicone etc.
     
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  6. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    good shout that wayners will try that as guess it releases a bit of the pressure
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    that's the thread thanks.tajima was the one I couldnt remember the name of.will check out tue wolcraft too as seems popular on here. not sure why all the 'better' guns aren't made in a larger size to take 380ml?
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    wasn't sure how that worked at first ie a 380ml tube fitting in the smaller gun but had a look at one online and if it's the mg 300 gun that guess it would fit as there's no 'casing' on the gun but, like you say, wouldn't get the last 70 ml out. ta mate
     
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  7. ajmdecorators

    ajmdecorators PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Tajima guns are great. Mine really nice to use and never had a single drip from it
     
  8. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Cheers aj. which model do you have
     
  9. ajmdecorators

    ajmdecorators PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Oh no idea mate, just the one from mpb!
     
  10. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    ha no worries mate sure I can work it out:thumbup:
     
  11. Wayners

    Wayners Happy to be alive. Bar Member

    On the gun thread last comment said.. Fat hog tubes don't fit Tajima gun. I got to get one myself I think, so will take a look and place order. Not sure what size tubes I use.. I want one of these storage holders for gun and tubes here
     
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  12. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

    Yes the fat hog tubes are too long but you can cut them down with a pull saw easily enough, I just use standard size tubes Dunlop or Dres bramble (spell checker!):sarcastic:
     
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  13. Jamesh2220

    Jamesh2220 PPS Craftsman Bar Member

    Don't really see the point of the Tajima gun, Stuck one of a MPB order for my dad cause got sick of using his cheap ones when working together. Seemed identical to to the bigger COX guns I've had in the past at the time I think the Tajima was more expensive too but it's come down in price I think but could be misremembering.
     
  14. Lee Anthony

    Lee Anthony PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I only like Cox guns & have never had any problems..I can't see the point in spending lots of money for a caulking gun.
     
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  15. Wayners

    Wayners Happy to be alive. Bar Member

    MPB
    Tajima Convoy Super Heavy Duty Caulking Gun here £23.99..Looks a nice.
     
  16. Painter16

    Painter16 PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Wolf craft one the best been using same gun for 3 years or more got another one as back up never used it ,you watch now I've said that
     
  17. YTS 83'

    YTS 83' PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Dripless for me, does the job well & very light to handle.
     
  18. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I love the Fossa compact rodless I got from DecDirect about 3 years ago, no dripping*, no squeaks, no rust and no sticking. Only takes a 310 tube unless you cut a longer one down but no issue for me as I use Dan Braven caulk anyways.

    * That said, I've only every found minor dripping if I use the newer instant paintable caulks like DB's wet on wet or Screwfix's Nemisis. No idea why that
     
  19. Designanddecor

    Designanddecor PPS Master Craftsman PPS Painter Bar Member

    Do you not find it a bit gutless? I have one in the garage hung up which never sees the light of day!
     
  20. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    No not really sir, just seemed to suit me I guess. I originally got it for awquard tight spaces so I wasn’t banging the walls and my face with the rod, but happily stuck with it for everything else
     
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