Finally, a foam gun that will last (I hope)comments (11) September 16th, 2010 in Blogs
Years ago, I grew tired of spending money on disposable cans of spray foam. With the exception of some of the newer multi-use throw-away cans (see a video here), I knew the reusable spray foam guns were a better option. They hold larger cans of foam, can be stored between uses without hardening (as long as there is always a can on the gun), and allowed for much better control over the size of the bead of foam being sprayed.
Trouble is, I've gone through 3 guns in less than 3 years. Not the cheap ones, either. The last one I chose was $110, and sold by EFI, one of my favorite and most trusted online suppliers.
I figured if these guns would fail me, it would be due to hardened spray foam gumming up the inner workings. Turns out that my problem always seems to be cruddy trigger mechanisms and flow-control screws. Without exception, these problem areas were because of plastic parts stripping or snapping.
So what's the point of this blog post? To tell you that I'm having much better luck with the Great Stuff Pro 14 gun. All of the parts that matter are made of metal. It's highly adjustable from a micro size bead to a wide swath of foam.
If it gums up or breaks on me, I'll be sure to let you know immediately, but I've got my fingers crossed on this one...
Is it just me, or is anybody else having trouble with these tools?
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