Dremel 4V Cordless Glue Pen Review
Dremel Cordless Glue Pen promises precision and speed
Dremel has its proverbial finger on the pulse of the times that make the DIY community tick. We can find as many ways to review as many of their listings as we’d like. However, the Dremel 4V Cordless Glue Pen gave us a good excuse. This is another great example of a tool that goes under the “universally helpful” category. This glue stick heats up extremely quickly, is precise and offers cordless convenience for your crafts … or for repairs.
- Extremely fast heating-up time
- Convenient to use
- The tip will not drip when not in use
- Precision tip for a more detailed and detailed application
- Expensive compared to other hot glue sticks on the market
What’s the big deal?
With the Dremel Cordless Glue Pen we found some remarkable properties. For one, the heat-up speed is really impressive. Glue guns have gotten up to temperature faster over the years, but this might be the fastest we’ve seen so far. It can reach its maximum temperature of 338ºF in just 15 seconds or so.
Inserting glue sticks into the pen is pretty easy. After inserting the stick into the pen, all you have to do is press down on the back end of the stick while pulling the trigger a few times. It’s a coordinated effort that is easy to learn.
The Dremel Cordless Glue Pen is powered by an internal 4V lithium-ion battery that allows you to work continuously for up to 30 minutes before you need to charge it via a mini USB cable. It also has an automatic safety shutdown that is activated after 10 minutes of inactivity to save the battery.
The glue stick has a green LED when the charge is fully charged. This lights up red when the battery needs to be charged. Dremel tells us it can store up to 18 months charge.
We also appreciate the precision tip that Dremel includes on the pen. This not only allows us to edit details without smearing hot glue all over the place, but it also doesn’t actually drip when we put the pen down. The pen is convenient to use and has a wide base that you can place it on without worrying about the hot tip falling on your work surface. We used it for small project work and even repairing a small part of the siding.
This cordless glue stick uses common 0.28 inch glue sticks and includes four to get you started.
Prices & availability
You can find the Dremel HSGP-01 4V cordless glue stick at Home Depot and online retailers like Acme Tools. It costs $ 39.97 and comes with a 2-year warranty.
If you find that you need a hot glue gun from time to time, the Dremel Cordless Glue Pen seems like a really simple recommendation for us. It’s super practical with its battery power and compact design. When you need it, it heats up insanely quickly and won’t keep dripping all over the place when you’re not using it.
It’s expensive for a glue gun – but considering it uses a 4V cordless battery – maybe not that much. We expect this to complement, rather than replace, glue guns that use larger pens.
Dremel Cordless Glue Pen Specs
- Model: Dremel HSGP-01
- Battery voltage: 3.6V
- Battery amp hour: 1.5 Ah
- Maximum temperature: 338ºF
- Running time: up to 30 minutes
- Charging platform: Mini USB
- Length: 5.88 inches
- Height: 9.38 in
- Width: 2.13 inches
- Use: 7 mm glue sticks
- Scope of delivery: charging cable and 4 glue sticks
- Guarantee: 2 years
- Price: $ 39.97