Cordless Glue Guns For Crafting on the Go

Cordless Glue Guns For Crafting on the Go

Crafting is a fun way to spend your creative energy, and developing the creative side of your brain can help you problem-solve in other ways. Whether you want to make your crafting kit more portable, or you need a high-powered adhesive to help you complete projects from just about anywhere, battery-powered glue guns can be an excellent addition to your equipment stash. For us, Dungeons and Dragons players who make their own scenery, our cordless glue guns are always within reach.

What are Cordless Glue Guns?

Most of us have used classic glue guns in various craft projects from a young age. Hopefully, you haven’t been burned by the glue or the hot metal application tip! Even if you have received a minor burn or two, these adhesive applicators are convenient for many different projects and even repairs around the house. Cordless glue guns are even more versatile since you can store it in your car and use it for repairs or craft projects on the go. Unlike classic glue guns, these cordless glue applicators are charged and powered before you use it, either with your car’s 12V (10 amp) battery or refillable LEC™ (Liquid Energy Cell) batteries.

Features of a 12V Cordless Glue Gun

The cordless glue gun design that charges from your 12V car battery is very affordable at less than £35, and offers the following features:

  • Power supply plugs into any vehicle’s 12V battery outlet (cigarette lighter)
  • Lightweight and comfortable to use 
  • Adjustable trigger to fit different hand sizes
  • Achieves variable glue outputs for each pull of the trigger
  • Narrow profile for more accurate glue application
  • Heats up quickly, reaching full operating temperature in just 5 minutes
  • Easy-to-clean nozzle

Features of a LEC-Powered Cordless Glue Gun

The cordless glue gun powered by refillable LEC power technology is far more heavy-duty, and the price reflects this next-calibre of crafting equipment. However, the variety of applications for this powerful glue gun is nearly endless, with features such as:

  • High standard design
  • No need for batteries or electricity (runs on butane gas in refillable LECs)
  • Full hand trigger and soft handle for comfort during use
  • Easy start, push the gas dial-up and to the right, then press the ignition
  • Quickly reaches operating temperature (just 5 minutes)
  • Controlled by thermostat for optimal temperature efficiency and glue delivery
  • Fast and easy refills to offer up to 90 minutes of operating time

Ways to Use Cordless Glue Guns

You can use your cordless glue gun in any of the ways that you would typically use a classic glue gun, but the cordless versions are much more heavy-duty. Their portable design also offers some unique options for use, including:

  • Vehicle and Boat Trim Repairs. Re-apply trim and patch up any dings to your car, caravan or boat quickly and easily.
  • Children’s Craft and Homework. The days of PVA and so on are gone when it comes to making school models. Homework is much more likely to make it to school in one piece when effectively glued-together.
  • Paintless Dent Removal. Fill in or smooth over a dent to your vehicle or boat with your cordless glue gun. 
  • Exhibition Displays. Bring your cordless glue gun to the exhibition to set up your display in record time. 
  • Home Decor Installation. The LEC-powered gas glue gun is powerful enough to use installing flooring, carpet, and even ceramic tile. 
  • Theatre Prop Construction. The portable design of cordless glue guns makes them perfect for including in your prop-making kit so that you can build your props and sets without any hassle. 

We have corded glue guns here but I am seriously considering investing in cordless glue guns, especially for our geeky craft pursuits. The outlaw may be more but the flexibility could be a winner!

IVF and Adoption, Which is Right For You?

IVF and Adoption, Which is Right For You?

Wanting children is a natural part of growing older for a lot of people. What isn’t, however, is the possibility of needing fertility assistance in order to have children. Although fertility treatments are quite commonly used, that doesn’t mean people naturally know which procedure(s) is right for them. Many ask the question “IVF and Adoption, which is best for us?” and the answer isn’t always straightforward. Much depends on your personal circumstances and where you live.

When trying to get pregnant the first time we had many problems, very hard times and at one point we were told we wouldn’t conceive naturally and I may not be able to successfully carry. While, despite my fertility issue, we managed to conceive two healthy babies eventually, there was a time we thought we might be looking at different options. Many are in the same boat.

If you’re in a position where you need to decide between IVF and adoption, it’s important that you take into consideration the positives and negatives for each. Both options will allow you to have that family you desire, however, they won’t get you there in the same way; this is what leaves people so undecided about what to do. 

IVF and Adoption: Adoption

When it comes to adoption, it’s important to make clear that the likelihood of adopting a baby can be rare depending on where you live. This is because babies are in such high demand. As a result, you’ll need to be open to adopting a child older than what you’d like, e.g. if you wanted a baby, you need to consider the possibility of adopting a toddler instead. For a lot of potential parents, the idea of having anything other than a baby isn’t feasible.

If, however, you’re open to adopting a child of any age, then you need to be aware that adoption isn’t guaranteed. The process is a thorough one, and while many different walks of people are encouraged to try for adoption, not all of them will get through. Although frustrating, the positive to take from this is that you’ll always be told why you failed in your application, thus giving you a chance to rectify it. Nonetheless, with an estimated two year wait for finalising adoption, some people turn to IVF for a quicker outcome. 

IVF and Adoption: IVF

In contrast to adoption, undergoing IVF ensures that you not only have a baby from the start, but that you get to experience the uniqueness of childbearing. For those who want to be involved in every stage of their child’s’ lives, this is by far the better option for them. However, it’s by no means the least stressful, as there are still tests for defects, health issues, and various other hurdles that could interfere along the way. 

As for guarantees, IVF is much like adoption in that it can’t promise you a successful treatment. Your healthcare providers will always do their best, but sometimes it’ll take two or three cycles for treatment to succeed, and even then, sometimes failure still happens. Although it’s a difficult thought to consider, by understanding and preparing for this side of IVF, you can better approach the situation if it does affect you. Hopefully, you won’t have to wait long for success, but you need to be prepared in case you have to.

Having children is wonderful and challenging no matter which route you take. The important part of your decision is to make sure you consider all the information and then go with what’s best for your future family. Make sure that you explore all avenues, including IVF and adoption, but don’t forget that counselling and support plays a large part in starting a family. This is especially true when things don’t go as you’d planned. 

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