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Old 01-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Found this at Lowes. Looked a little odd without a cage or something on the front of the tube but worked surprisingly well. Smooth thrust and super lightweight. The base of the tube locks onto the gun and releases when you pull the rod completely back.

Newborn model U-Lite.

Edit: its pretty much drip-less
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:57 PM   #2
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Found this at Lowes. Looked a little odd without a cage or something on the front of the tube but worked surprisingly well. Smooth thrust and super lightweight. The base of the tube locks onto the gun and releases when you pull the rod completely back.

Newborn model U-Lite.
I have one of those floating around that I got at a SW, must of been using it wrong cause it did not work for me, maybe I will have to revisit it.
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don't you worry, the honeymoon will be over soon. Great concept, but very poor execution. Does not hold up under contractor use.
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Without a cage I could see thatrrod getting bent real easy. I used the ordinary cheap metal ones and then i got the heavy duty dripless. It's nice not to have to release the rod each time. Sometimes I have to wipe the tip with the dripless even though they call it dripless.
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We have about 20 of the yellow and black dripless ones. They are fantastic and take a beating and keep going
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We have about 20 of the yellow and black dripless ones. They are fantastic and take a beating and keep going
I also switched to those last year and absolutely love them! They take up a little more room in my grip that the Newbourns that I was using, but well worth it.
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don't you worry, the honeymoon will be over soon. Great concept, but very poor execution. Does not hold up under contractor use.

I can believe that. $11 lost when it breaks I guess
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don't you worry, the honeymoon will be over soon. Great concept, but very poor execution. Does not hold up under contractor use.
True!I went through 3 or 4 of them before I learned my lesson.SW has them on the sale rack for 5,00 dollars now.Disposable caulk guns.
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True!I went through 3 or 4 of them before I learned my lesson.SW has them on the sale rack for 5,00 dollars now.Disposable caulk guns.
The idea behind them was to try to reduce the weight for contractors who use a caulk gun all day. Nice try but our (SW) contractors didnt like them either. BTW, the 5 hour energy is also in the clearance isle. LOL Go figure!
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The idea behind them was to try to reduce the weight for contractors who use a caulk gun all day. Nice try but our (SW) contractors didnt like them either. BTW, the 5 hour energy is also in the clearance isle. LOL Go figure!
That's cause it's 3$.lol. If it was 25cents or even free like the coffee maybe somebody would get some.
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I do not like the plastic guns as I do drop mine every so often, plastic break upon impact and I see this one bending, atleast the metal guns can with stand a few drops before they bend beyond usable.
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BTW, the 5 hour energy is also in the clearance isle. LOL Go figure!
I tried that stuff 1 time and never again, up on the ladders I was like an out of control crack head, wired out of my mind it scared me. Coffee is all I need.
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