How to Hack a Syringe into a Glue Gun to Make an Applicator

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How to Hack a Syringe into a Glue Gun to Make an Applicator

This Brazilian site describes a process for combining a disposable syringe and a cheap hot glue gun, sans heating electrics, to make a pistol-applicator for solder flux paste. But I see no reason why the same process could not be used for other flavors of room-temperature goo. [via Hack a Day]

16 thoughts on “How to Hack a Syringe into a Glue Gun to Make an Applicator

  1. SKR says:


  2. jorloujr says:

    FWIW The language is portuguese indeed but Luciano is a nice, very resourceful brazilian guy.

  3. says:

    The linked site isn’t portuguese. It is a brazilian (.br) website, in portuguese (the language spoken in Brazil).

    1. Dre says:


    2. Sean Michael Ragan says:

      I knew that, actually, but it did sound completely wrong. I’m prone to describe sites hosted in Mexico as “Spanish,” too. Sorry folks!

      1. Spades says:

        Think about MAKE; I’d guess most people would say it’s a site in English, not American. But it’s an American site and not an English one.
        Confusing, but thats the way it is.

        1. Simon says:

          Nah, it’s definitely American. They keep spelling things like ‘colour’ and ‘aluminium’ incorrectly :)

    3. Mguima says:

      Esses caras são uns chatos. Escreva uma letrinha errada e os malas vêm encher o saco. Parece que eles não conseguem entender que palavra, se não tiver sido escrita corretamente.

      (These guys sucks. If you mispell just a single letter they come complaining. It seems that they can´t understand what word is written, if it isn´t correctly spelled.)

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