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Old 04-15-2019, 07:43 AM   #271
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Hot glue is awesome. It sticks to pretty much anything. It fills gaps. It makes seals. It waterproofs electrical connections. No poisonous solvents. Almost instant results. Only downsides are you need that dumb gun and you need an outlet and you have to wait for it to heat up.

For insanely quick repairs, keep a few quality high temp mini glue sticks together with a cigarette lighter. Warm the end of the glue stick up with the flame and use it to apply the glue. You'll be done and have all your tools put away in under 3 minutes.
It doesn't seem to handle frequent flexure very well though, IME.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:09 PM   #272
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YouTube has a plethora of videos on hot glue uses and hacks. Some of them are quite creative and ingenious.
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You are correct about the saw tops and fences.

I use Johnson Paste Wax on the cast iron table saw, scroll saw and drill press top. It helps prevent rust as well as makes things easier to slide. I also use it on the underside and runners of my cross-cut sled to make it slide easier.
I paste wax the runners on my tile wetsaw as well, keeps them dirt free, and they don't bind when cutting tiles, bricks and stonework.


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Old 05-08-2019, 11:04 AM   #274
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This is fantastic! Thanks to DIYchat community for all of this insight!
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YouTube has a plethora of videos on hot glue uses and hacks. Some of them are quite creative and ingenious.
Oh gosh hot glue can mess up so fast ! Youtube was a lifesaver then!
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