Dremel may have been knocked from the throne when it comes to the most expensive glue gun: The HiPURformer system blows by the $20 mark and keeps on going. We had to ask why this system was so much more, and the answer is that it does a bunch more than a standard glue gun — and it’s cordless.
The HiPURformer “Advanced Bonding System” has solutions for lots more applications than your run of the mill glue-beads-on-something job. More specifically, it can stick together woodworking and home repair projects using polyurethane hot melt adhesives that offer a faster set time than “yellow” glues. They also sport a stronger bond than traditional hot melts — and a less brittle bond than super glue.
The glue tube loads in the front and heats to temperature in about 15 minutes; the light on the unit turns green when it’s ready. After that it works like any other glue gun, except that it’s cordless — just remove it from the charging stand and squeeze the trigger to expend glue.
The glue comes in several different formulas designed for general purpose use, wood, smooth surfaces, and quick set. It might be a good solution if the answer to the task at hand can be solved with sticky goo. In many applications it could eliminate the use of nails or staples.
Bring your wallet, though. Street pricing for the starter kit begins at $110 and a refill tube will stick you for $8. Ouch!