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Glue Gun On Off Switch Supplies
- Feed Cord Switch
- X-acto Knife
- Glue Gun This is one I researched and recently purchased. It has great reviews, adjustable temp and exchangeable tips, though you do have to buy the extra tips. It had everything I wanted except the on off switch.
- Glue sticks. I buy these in bulk and this is the best deal I’ve found for the regular size sticks. I prefer them extra long so I don’t have to change them as often.
My Mini Gun with On/Off Switch
I’ve owned two of these and you’ll see them in many of my photos. They are great mini guns with a nice detail tip. They hold the mini glue sticks, which I buy in extra long lengths so I don’t have to change them as often. This gun does have an on off switch. However, with as much hot gluing as I do I needed a bigger gun which is why I added the one above to my supplies.
Mini Glue Gun with On/Off Switch This one also comes with 25 free extra long glue sticks!
Printable Tips & Hacks
***MAKE SURE THE GUN IS UNPLUGGED BEFORE YOU START***
We purchased our switch at Lowe’s. They can be purchased at any hardware store or online. We link to a few above.
Using an X-acto type knife, carefully slice open the outer casing. Inside it holds two smaller casings. Remove the outer casing completely just within where it will set inside the switch. Just be careful to not cut the inner wires. Its not difficult at all.
Our switch had a loose nut on the bottom so we temporarily taped it on using some scotch tape.
This shows how much we cut off the outer portion and how it will sit inside the switch.
Taking wire cutters or even scissors cut one of the inner wires. It doesn’t matter which one you clip.
There are two channels you will feed your wires down into inside one half of the switch. We used a tiny screwdriver to help us push the wire that we did not cut into place. The other cut wires just lay on the other side.
This is how it should look.
Put the top piece on and screw your switch together. That’s it!
10 minutes later! Much better and much handier.
Hi Nancy, my glue gun comes with the on off switch (on the handle), but somehow the switch doesn’t trigger anymore. Would you have any idea how to fix that? Could you teach me please? I’ve googled around, and nobody actually teach how to fix a on off switch. Thank you in advance!
Hi Nancy, my glue gun comes with the on off switch (on the handle), but somehow the switch doesn’t trigger anymore. Would you have any idea how to fix that? Could you teach me please? I’ve googled around, and nobody actually teach how to fix a on off switch.
Sounds so easy to install the off/on switch, maybe I would be less likely to leave the glue gun on too long when I am working on a project. Thanks for the info.
I plug my glue gun into an extension cord that has a foot pedal (on/off switch) that is used for Christmas tree lights. When I am temporarily done using the glue gun I just use the foot pedal to turn off the gun until I am ready to use it again.
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OMG! This is genius!! Love this!! Let’s make life easier!! 🙂
Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It.
Thanks Lori. Ü I’m all about making life easier.
Genius! I hate plugging mine in and out! Perfect solution