Not all calk guns are created equal...

concretenprimroses(4B NH)October 14, 2011

When I first started using a calk gun to put my flowers together instead of a tube of geii, I went to the cellar and grabbed one of dh's several guns that he keeps on a shelf. After making a bunch, my hand was a little sore but I figured that was the price of efficiency. Well I kept using the same calk gun until one day I couldn't find it. The only one I could find was a plastic one that I assumed was not as good.

Was I ever wrong! It is the best! With just a little pressure the calk comes out in a perfect bead, totally controlled and no pain in the hand. Its amazing and I will never use another.

It is yellow plastic tube holder with a black plastic handle and trigger. The words "Ergo Tech Series" and a patent number are on the black part and "Dripless" on the yellow part.

Beg borrow or buy one if you are a totem or plate flower maker and your current calk gun is hard on your hand. Dh isn't sure where he got it. His comment when I pointed out my discovery was "Oh yeah that's the good one."

Maybe Sherwin Wms he thought.

Kathy

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jlily(Z6)

Well, thank you so much for sharing that tidbit. I have arthritis and the caulking gun is hard on my hand. I'm going to see if I can find one. Jlily

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 9:33AM
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toomuchglass(5)

My son bought the coolest caulking gun from Home Depot - it was only $10 . The beads came out smooth & it was dripless,too. Even the tip turned so you could change the direction of the bead while keeping it smooth. It had a gizmo to cut off the tip of the caulk tube,too. Talk about builing a better mousetrap ! LOL

***** It's the little things in life that make us Happy !!!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 11:28AM
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Rusty

Thank you for sharing that, Kathy!

You can Google "Ergo Tech Series Caulk Gun".
That will bring up a site where you can enter your state
And find out where it is sold.

Rusty

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 12:23PM
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jeannespines

Great share for all the totem/plate/dish people! sounds like a real winner, crete! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 6:33PM
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gretch1964(z7 NC)

I have got to say i love my caulk gun, it is battery powered. My honey bought it for me for a christmas present a few years ago. Has a high and low. And i do lots and lots of using it for windows and all my outside mosaic pieces. Doesn't hurt my bad wrist at all.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 10:47PM
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mjowest(5)

I, also had pain while creating- and bought a new caulk gun from a garage sale for fifty cents-
what a difference! don't settle for pain- buy a new one! lol-

Keep on caulking!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2011 at 9:17AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Wow! Battery operated. I had no idea.
Kathy

    Bookmark   October 15, 2011 at 11:29AM
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kim546

I was having a hard time with metal caulk gun,so I checked to see if there was a battery version--- and yes! Black and Decker (Amazon).... Plastic with battery power...What a difference:)

    Bookmark   October 15, 2011 at 12:02PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

I was worried in retrospect that I had exagerated, but today dh needed the good gun to fix the roof and I wanted to make more pf's. Well it was a lot harder and messier :(

Kathy

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 7:25PM
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