Xyron Mini Hot Glue Gun Review
Editor Rating: 4.3/5
As avid DIYers, crafters, hobbyists, and whatever else you want to call it, we’re quite experienced with hot glue guns. Over the years, we’ve used a lot of them and we’ve come to know exactly what makes a glue gun great or mediocre. Recently, we put the Xyron mini hot glue gun to the test, which it passed with flying colors.
This glue gun is much smaller than the bulky, full-sized glue guns we’re used to using. As such, it feels really nice to hold and provides excellent control and maneuverability. It’s got great safety features built-in, like the silicone insulation around the tip that prevents you from getting burned. It’s quickly becoming one of our favorite hot glue guns, and we’ll share all the reasons why with you in this article.
Xyron Mini Hot Glue Gun – A Quick Look
- Brand Name: Xyron
- Model: Mini Hot Glue Gun
- Capacity: 1 glue stick
- Glue Stick Size: 4” x 0.28”
- Electrical requirements: 120V
- Dimensions: 4.5” x 1” x 5.5”
- Warranty: 1 year
It’s a mini glue gun, so you could probably guess that it’s not very big. However, we’ve used some “mini” glue guns that turned out to be pretty large, even oversized. But this glue gun is true to its name, offering a very small form factor that easily fits in your hand; even if your hands are small. Because it’s so small, you’ll get improved maneuverability and precision when using this glue gun.
Tiny Tip Provides Precision
Some glue guns we’ve used have large nozzles with wide-open tips. These guns dispense a wide bead of hot glue that can be pretty difficult to work with, especially when you’re trying to work on intricate items.
But this mini glue gun has an absolutely tiny tip. This makes it easy to do precise work. Those intricate pieces that are so hard to glue with a full-size gun become much easier with the precision tip on this mini glue gun.
It’s not just the size of the tip we like though. This tip is surrounded by silicone, making the exposed metal area even smaller. As you know, the tip of a glue gun can get very hot. If you accidentally touch it, you’ll get burned. But with this mini glue gun’s tip surrounded in silicone, it’s much harder to get burned. That silicone protects you from reaching the tiny exposed portion, which is less than 0.25 inches.
Balanced Integrated Kickstand
A kickstand is an invaluable addition to any glue gun. Most glue guns have kickstands installed, but they don’t all have balance. Set the kickstand up on a standard glue gun and try to set it down. You’re likely to see it fall over. If it doesn’t, then the weight of the power cord will probably pull the gun out of position so it’s not where you expect it to be when you reach for it again.
We experienced none of these problems with the Xyron mini hot glue gun, though we’ve definitely gone through all of them with other glue guns in the past. When you set this mini glue gun down, it stays put. The kickstand is well balanced, so the gun doesn’t want to tip over.
What size glue sticks are compatible with this glue gun?
It’s recommended that you use Xyron mini glue sticks. They’re four inches long and 0.28 inches wide. But any hot glue sticks that you find in the correct size will work with this glue gun.
Will this glue gun work on different materials?
Certainly. You can use this glue gun on a wide range of materials, including, but not limited to: leather, ceramic, plastic, glass, marble, and stone.
Does this glue gun feel good in your hand?
Yes. It’s the perfect size for a comfortable hold while still allowing easy trigger access.
What the Users Say
Normally, we like to provide more than just our own opinions about any device. We prefer to see what others who have used it also think so we can be certain that we’re giving you the full picture. We’re quite confident in our opinions, but it’s always good to have several opinions instead. Problem is, this is a very new product and not many people have had the chance to use and review it! Luckily, we’re very confident in our opinions regarding this tool. We got our hands on it and tested it thoroughly, making sure there were no hidden surprises that we missed.
Small, simple, and easy to use, the Xyron mini glue gun is a great choice for any crafty person or DIY enthusiast. It’s a very affordable tool that offers performance far above its price. We think you’ll love features like the small tip that provides precision control or the smooth flowing trigger and the integrated kickstand. For us, it’s a top-performer, and it’s certainly a glue gun that we’ll be reaching for again.