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Mastic gun opinions

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Hi Guys

What is the best mastic gun, I am simple DIY guy, but guns still keep letting me down.

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frenchman96 wrote:
Anyone know where I go to change my password
User control panel, top right of the screen. Then "profile" then "Edit account settings" I'm sure you can work the rest out.
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not those rubbish plastic things.

i had a pretty decent one ages ago that cost about £12 ish.

something like this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/power-pro-car ... 2306b7ee6e
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What Fin said...mine was metal and a half cylinder..lasted years until recently when I bent it ::b

Can't find a replacement as solid...
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best ive found are cox ones

http://www.screwfix.com/p/p-c-cox-easiflow-gun/79714

they do a better one for about £15 but the one linked workes fine for me
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Post by big-all »

lidl do a great one for around £5 its a solid metal tube that allows you to use a tube with a broken nozzle
you can also use it for any viscous [thick] liquid as it also has a scraper ring that fits on the plunger
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http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?hl=en&cl ... 4,s:0,i:97
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Coincidence... I've had one for ages (the type Speed linked to) but the other day I couldn't find it. So I nipped to a local hardware shop to get another one, cost just £3... trigger snapped on the second squeeze. Went back the next day and bought one like Fin linked to for £7... ratchet kept coming off... and then the handle broke when I threw it from the scaffold.

Eventually found the original.

In short, I prefer the type Speed linked to but make sure it's not a cheap cast aluminium type and make sure you know where you left it.

And make sure it's a 400ml type, there is a shorter one and it's very annoying when you have a cartridge that won't fit.
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Another vote for the heavy-duty type. For years I've had guns that lasted one or two jobs (although sometimes that was down to then "walking"), in the worst cases, like a HomeBase grey metal PoS the gun didn't make it past the first tube before I busted it (GripFill on a cold day can be a bit hard to shift!). Finally opted for a nice shiny, but expensive, Cox PowerFlo gun. That was about 7 or 8 jobs back - my jobs tend to be 4 to 12 week duration and can be quite intense. Some indication of the quality is seen if you look at where the pump mechanism "grasps" the actuator rod (the thing that pushes the ram plate inside the tube - on the Powerflo this is a heavy duty phosphor bronze or brass bushing and is massive when compared to anything else. Cox is a British firm and their guns are still made here - nice to be able to fly the flag for a great British. Never met anyone who's bought one who'd any complaints.
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as good as there solo clamps the origional :thumbright:
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i buy gool old ones from car boot sales for .50p
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merlin50 wrote:i buy gool old ones from car boot sales for .50p
I always find that there's never a coor boot sale round the corner when you need one :lol:
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Dont buy the "heavy duty gun" from wickes lasted 3days with tubes of grip fill that i had warmed up... not what you need when your on price work trying to finish a job, it bent and started making my tubes of grip fill crush.

Going to cough up the doe for the top of the range cox gun Job and knock posted as the light duty cox guns are very good for the money but higher leverage guns make the job easier
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I bought one of these
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Profess ... Gun/p35102

seems to be rather well made. My lidl one snapped after 10 years of ownership and heavy use over the years, especially overthe past 6 months.
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lol has anyone tried one of those cordless ones?
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fin wrote:lol has anyone tried one of those cordless ones?
yes thanks :mrgreen:
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