3M 89519 Hot Melt Applicator ECCategory: Epoxy ApplicatorHigh adhesive outputUtilizes 5/8 inch x 8 inch sticksWoodworking, furniture, automotive, transportation, aerospace, general industrial, upholstery, point of purchase display, sample boards, military, window, door, building, trophies, novelties, audio components, cabinets, construction, packaging, electronicAssembly, assembling joining, attaching, securing, repairing, panel bonding, adhering, and structural bonding.Variable temperature control allows one applicator to do many jobsDesigned to be a simple, reliable tool for dispensing 3M Scotch-Weld Hot Melt Quadrack Adhesives, this applicator is an ideal solution for assembling joining, attaching, securing, repairing, panel bonding and structural bonding. The unique variable temperature control features five changeable modules that produce temperatures ranging from 260ºF - 450ºF/ 127ºC - 232ºC. Each module maintains a specified temperature to meet the melting point for different adhesives in the line. The applicator comes with a 0.093" tip that meets a wide variety of needs.The 3M Scotch-Weld Hot Melt Applicator EC is one applicator that meets many needs. For jobs on the go, you can use the same applicator for different tasks. In production and assembly operations, you can standardize each applicator yet fulfill a range of needs. For wood, glass, paper-based products, plastics, epoxy board, light gauge metals and many other materials; this is the one tool that delivers adhesive to bond similar and dissimilar components using a comfortable, durable design. It is self-contained and sports a comfortable palm grip for an easily controlled and precise means of manual application.Applications include:WoodworkingFurnitureAutomotiveTransportationAerospaceGeneral industrialUpholsteryPoint of purchase displaySample boardsMilitaryWindow, door, buildingTrophiesNoveltiesAudio componentsCabinetsConstructionPackagingElectronicsWhat is Hot Melt?Hot-melt adhesive applicators, commonly called “glue guns” are tools used to apply liquefied thermoplastic adhesives and are available in low and high-temperature versions. Low-temperature adhesive applicators operate at approximately 250ºF/ 121ºC and are beneficial when bonding heat sensitive materials such as electronics, plastics and cloth. High-temperature applicators operate at a minimal temperature of approximately 380ºF/ 193ºC. The applicator creates a flow of adhesive when a solidified adhesive stick is fed into the heat chamber, where it is melted using a fixed-temperature heating element. The molten adhesive is then extruded through a nozzle by either pneumatic pressure, a mechanical trigger mechanism, or with pressure applied directly on the stick. Nozzles can be changed to dispense adhesive in a manner that meets various requirements; from a thin, wide strip for carton sealing, to a narrow, thicker bead for bonding wood, composites, or metal. Nozzles are typically metal and become extremely hot during use, which can quickly burn skin. Once dispensed from the applicator, the adhesive generally sets quickly, in most cases just a few seconds. Hot-melt applicators are widely used in industry, crafts, home and work with materials ranging from paper and lace to wood and some metals.