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Old 04-15-2019, 08:43 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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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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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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Old 11-13-2019, 11:50 AM   #276
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Simple DIY Tips can help you fast become the handyman that your household needs.
It can get very expensive having to call out a plumber every time you spring a leak, then a tiler to replace the water damaged tiles from the leak. By the way thanks everyone for your tips and contribution.
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When using corded power tools, especially saws, always be sure of where the power and extension cord is.

This prevents accidentally cutting the cord, risking a shock, or the cord getting hung up causing a dangerous situation.

This may sound like a no-brainer but it is surprising how many people will accidentally cut the power cord of the tool because of negligence or inattention.
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:21 AM   #278
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Hot glue CAN work outdoors. But the surfaces must be dry and warm. If the surface is too cold, the glue sets up instantly and doesn't stay "wet" long enough to penetrate. Warm the surface with a torch and you can make a strong bond. One big dot of hot glue works better than several small ones because it retains the heat longer. Some glues can handle a little moisture - some even need moisture to cure. Hot glue will not stick at all to anything wet. You can even use water to mask areas that you don't want glue on.

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Latex works pretty good too.
reminds me too much of another synthetic application.
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When using corded power tools, especially saws, always be sure of where the power and extension cord is.

This prevents accidentally cutting the cord, risking a shock, or the cord getting hung up causing a dangerous situation.

This may sound like a no-brainer but it is surprising how many people will accidentally cut the power cord of the tool because of negligence or inattention.

GUILTY......

(And when you are grinding out a sink install in granite and pull the chord out of the wall and put down the grinder to plug it back in.....make sure you take it off lock....)

EDIT: Goes for a belt sander also....
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Latex works pretty good too.
I am partial to Nitrile gloves which are more impervious to most solvents.
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When using corded power tools, especially saws, always be sure of where the power and extension cord is.

This prevents accidentally cutting the cord, risking a shock, or the cord getting hung up causing a dangerous situation.

This may sound like a no-brainer but it is surprising how many people will accidentally cut the power cord of the tool because of negligence or inattention.
In most applications I prefer the cord over my shoulder.
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In most applications I prefer the cord over my shoulder.
Another method is to clip a spring-loaded carabiner to the back loop of your pants. When ready to cut, slip the cord onto carabiner.
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I have chewed up an extension cord with my hedge trimmer before...
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I sometimes think the only chord I haven't cut ....is on my cordless tools...haven't gotten the charger yet either.
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