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Everything you need to know about the dispensing gun: types, advantages and the best on the market

The applicator gun is an indispensable tool in many areas - from trade to industry.

But what exactly is a dispensing gun and how is it used for tiles?

1. What is a dispensing gun?

Image of a tiler using a squeezing gun to seal an opening with silicone

A dispensing gun, also known as a silicone gun or caulking gun, is a device used to apply materials such as silicone or other sealants.

They are used in a variety of applications including plumbing, construction and automotive.

1.1 Types of dispensing guns

Product images of various silicone guns

There are different types of dispensing guns, including:

  • manual
  • battery powered
  • pneumatic.

Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages and is suitable for different applications and working environments.

iynx Tools recommends: For tiling work, the use of a manual applicator gun is most common. They are just as effective as pneumatic or battery-powered dispensing guns, but significantly cheaper.

2. How to use a dispensing gun

The correct use of a dispensing gun for silicone applications

Using a dispensing gun might seem complex at first, but with a little practice and the right instructions, anyone can master the task.

2.1 Step-by-step instructions on how to use a silicone gun

  1. Step: Choose the right applicator gun and the right material.

  2. Step: Open the cartridge and insert it into the dispensing gun.

  3. Step: Squeeze the trigger to squeeze out the material evenly.

2.2 Safety Tips

Always pay attention to safety.

Wear protective gear and make sure you use the dispensing gun on a stable surface.

3. Advantages of dispensing guns

Advantages of the dispensing gun

3.1 Efficiency

Dispensing guns enable efficient application of sealants and other materials.

They reduce waste and ensure material is applied evenly and accurately.

Our tip: Use a silicone squeegee for best results.

3.2 Precision

Thanks to their construction, dispensing guns enable precise application.

They can get into tight spaces and ensure material is placed exactly where it is needed.

3.3 Versatility

Whether in construction, in the automotive industry or in DIY projects - dispensing guns are extremely versatile.

They can be used with a variety of materials and come in a variety of sizes and styles.

4. Choosing the right dispensing gun

Choosing the right dispensing gun can seem challenging at first, but by considering a few key factors you can ensure you're making the right choice.

4.1 Note the materials that are to be squeezed out

Different dispensing guns are better suited for certain materials.

It's important to choose a gun that matches the material you're going to be using.

In this case grout tiles with silicone as an alternative to tiling.

4.2 Note the size and possible extrusion volume

The size of the dispensing gun is also an important factor.

For larger work, you may need a larger gun, while for precise, detailed work, a smaller gun might be better.

4.3 Brand

There are many different brands of dispensing guns on the market.

It pays to read reviews and compare brands to make sure you're getting a quality product.

4.4 The application gun is important for this work

Top 3 dispensing guns on the market

  1. Fischer Squeeze Gun : Known for its reliability and durability.
  2. Würth Dispensing Gun : Offers a wide range of guns for different applications.
  3. Makita Dispensing Gun : Known for their innovative designs and quality materials.

6. Summary - Dispensing guns are easy to use and efficient.

A squeeze gun is an indispensable tool in many areas, especially when laying tiles . It offers numerous advantages, including efficiency, precision and versatility. When choosing the right dispensing gun, you should consider factors such as material, size and brand.

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