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Dewalt battery powered caulk gun #14551505 12/01/22 02:53 AM
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We just put new board a batten siding on our house . Going to hire grandson to help me caulk the house . There is a lot that needs to be caulked.
Are the battery powered caulk guns worth the money .
I thought once I got done I would sell it for half price if I could .

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Or maybe to rent?


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Milwaukee would be my choice. They had it for $129 on some sites on Black Friday with a $400 list. They sold out fast.


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Re: Dewalt battery powered caulk gun [Re: Derek 🐝] #14551523 12/01/22 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Derek 🐝
Milwaukee would be my choice. They had it for $129 on some sites on Black Friday with a $400 list. They sold out fast.

I got dewalt cordless tools and you can buy the caulk gun cheaper by not buying the battery and charger .

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I have never found the squeezing the handle to be the problem, my raw finger from smoothing the caulk is what gets me!

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Originally Posted by slim 285
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Milwaukee would be my choice. They had it for $129 on some sites on Black Friday with a $400 list. They sold out fast.

I got dewalt cordless tools and you can buy the caulk gun cheaper by not buying the battery and charger .


Yeah no doubt. Stay on the same battery platform if you have multiple tools and buy the tool only specials. thumb


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Re: Dewalt battery powered caulk gun [Re: slim 285] #14551565 12/01/22 03:48 AM
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Not sure I see how this really saves you any time or much effort. Then again, I've never used a powered one. You can lay down an 8 ft bead in about 5 seconds with a manual gun and some experience.

On a related note, I would invest in a caulking tool to smooth the bead after you lay it down. Otherwise, you'll wear the skin off your fingers after while.

Keep your caulk warm.

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Also, make damned sure you get caulk guns that are dripless. Caulk stops when you release the handle.

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Yes... Always keep your caulk warm!


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Originally Posted by CaptainCrunch
Not sure I see how this really saves you any time or much effort. Then again, I've never used a powered one. You can lay down an 8 ft bead in about 5 seconds with a manual gun and some experience.

On a related note, I would invest in a caulking tool to smooth the bead after you lay it down. Otherwise, you'll wear the skin off your fingers after while.

Keep your caulk warm.

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Also, make damned sure you get caulk guns that are dripless. Caulk stops when you release the handle.

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Yes... Always keep your caulk warm!



and, cut the tip about 3/4" down on about a 30* angle then cut off about 1/4" of the tip, slow steady squeeze on the handle. buy a tube or 2 of the cheapest latex caulk and practice on something. you can lay down a bead that barely needs wiping and a whole lot less waste/mess. getting the angle down is key.


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Originally Posted by hopalong
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Not sure I see how this really saves you any time or much effort. Then again, I've never used a powered one. You can lay down an 8 ft bead in about 5 seconds with a manual gun and some experience.

On a related note, I would invest in a caulking tool to smooth the bead after you lay it down. Otherwise, you'll wear the skin off your fingers after while.

Keep your caulk warm.

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Also, make damned sure you get caulk guns that are dripless. Caulk stops when you release the handle.

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Yes... Always keep your caulk warm!



and, cut the tip about 3/4" down on about a 30* angle then cut off about 1/4" of the tip, slow steady squeeze on the handle. buy a tube or 2 of the cheapest latex caulk and practice on something. you can lay down a bead that barely needs wiping and a whole lot less waste/mess. getting the angle down is key.


you sound like you know a lot about caulking and different caulks. Do you play with them a lot?


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Constantly, its almost a hobby. roflmao

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I caulked every inch of siding, windows, doors, whatever. 8,000 feet of siding, not once did I wish for a battery caulk gun. If you get decent at it, not sure how you could control it as well with a motor driving it.


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Another thing that white people arent real good at......

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Originally Posted by WAWI
Another thing that white people arent real good at......




well that explains it, I identify as tan. grin


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