Handheld tools that simplify using glue, glue guns come in light models suitable for crafts or more robust ones for heavy-duty use.
Craft glue guns operate at lower temperatures, making them safer for use around children. Users can experiment with coloured or glitter sticks for more creative freedom. Industrial glue guns work at higher temperatures, an important factor when bonding construction materials. Smaller versions prove more suitable for home use. Though most use mains power, some are battery powered.