Arrow ATR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun – but i think its really good, i like the trigger too

Best glue gun i`ve ever had. I wish it had a finer tip though.

Had a cheaper but well known brand, was bit ok, but got rid as was always a nuisance to use, this on the other hand is light years better as it warms up loads quicker for a start and other than feeling much more solid actually allows a controlled flow of glue out. I keep it in a square biscuit tin with the glue sticks. Would recommend spending the extra for this glue gun.

As a sculptor i need to make prototype models very quickly to get my ideas into a three dimensional object which i can remodel if required and this glue gun is excellent. It only takes a minute or two to come up to speed. Other reviews mention overflow. Well if you moderate the pressure on the trigger it really reduces the overspill. It also has a small catching spot on the front stand, and if you keep the tip of the gun close it acts as a reservoir of molten glue which you can use, thus saving a few more pennies.

  • Died after 14 months
  • but i think its really good, i like the trigger too
  • It’s a glue gun. But bought after seeing this

I bought this glue gun for my wife. She likes crafts and she is very happy with it. I would definitely recommend it.

This tool is well made and works well despite a couple of niggles. When the tool is put down after being used it dribbles glue out of the nozzle, how much depends on how hard the trigger has been pumped. To overcome this i pull the glue stick out of the gun slightly to reduce the pressure on the glue reservoir which allows the nozzle valve to shut off. There will always be some dribble as the glue in the nozzle below the nozzle valve comes out due to gravity. The drip tray come stand is a little flimsy and needs to be wider to allow the gun to stand upright without the electrical cable pulling it over. A separate stand with built in drip tray would be better and more convenient during use.

Features of Arrow ATR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun

  • Non-drip nozzle
  • Check valve controls glue flow
  • Lever feed reduces hand fatigue
  • High volume melt chamber
  • Uses Arrow high or low temperate all purpose glue sticks

But bought after seeing this make used as it seemed to do what i needed, small dots.

Good quality and fast to heat up.

Only lasted 14 months, then pop sound, fused the plug, and same again when fuse replaced. Also: gluestick ratchet/trigger mechanism often failed to get any grip on gluesticks, therefore requiring two-handed operation, one hand to hold the gun, other hand to shove the stick manually into the back of the gun.

Despite what they say it does drip; however, the drip is acceptable. You need to make some form off docking station for it as the stand cannot be relied on. Use the glue gun to make a docking station.

Work well, solidly built and doesn’t drip. 2mm glue sticks which you may need to order at the same time as none are included. I considered buying a cheaper glue gun, but i’m glad i went for this as i think it’ll last longer.

Very pleased with item quick response thanks.

It has to be pulled up towards nozzle then stays in correct position and gun stands up easily.

Ive only used it once so far, but i think its really good, i like the trigger too, its uses 11mm glue sticks, i bought 50 for 5£”silverline 698462 glue sticks” mentioned by another user of this product.

Works really well better than the cheaper variety we get over here.

At last – a proper glue gun that doesn’t drip glue and actually is built well. So many of the usual cheap guns drip glue even when you are not using the trigger. This one doesn’t do that one bit. The trigger is also built to last – unlike all the others i have used in which the trigger mechanism is made of our extremely crap plastic which is obviously designed to break sooner or later. Forget about buying another glue gun for many years. Buy this one instead and you’ll save money in the long run. Be aware that it does not come with glue sticks. This should not be seen as a problem. People who moan about this should wise up and realise where your money is going – it is going all on the tool itself – and not on a tool and 5 glue sticks in a bargain basement package. A clear lesson in getting what you pay for.

Inexpensive, but feels solid to use. The stand is useless, unless you have something to lean it against, which i did.

I really like it, but the glue didn’t really stop dripping out when i put it down.

Bought this to replace one exactly the same and knew this was a reliable brand as we used them in the florist shop i worked in and if they stand up to being used for hours at a time as we did then it’s a good product. Only replaced my old one because i lost it, had it for years and it worked well, standing up to fairly heavy use in a commercial situation. Quick to heat up and doesn’t drip when not being used, but still plugged in.

This is a good glue gun almost a pro product and has no faults. Had a few cheap ones in the past that didnt last wish i had got this one first off o well you live and learn ha ha.

Solid construction, looks like it’s going to last a while. My only minor criticism is that a wider base on the stand would make it more stable when not in use. Other than that, very good value for money.

This is a very good glue-gun.

Has worked very well so far. My first glue gun so nothing to compare it with but so far it’s come in very useful for a variety if things such as sealing the backs of bamboo canes for a bee house and repairing a crack in a plastic watering can.

Best glue gun i ever had, doesn’t dribble at all. Heats up quickly and lays the glue down accurately if you use the trigger correcctly, only gripe is the silly little folding stand is not large or stable enough. Other than that no complaints, can’t understand the reviews that say its rubbish.

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  1. Bad points:1, the gun is 40w not 100w. The 40w output is clearly marked on the side of the gun. It also states only standard glue sticks can be used. 2, the stand/drip tray is made from a plastic the glue sticks to, thus my drip tray is now filled with glue i cannot remove. 3, the stand has to be in the up position to use the gun but it is very difficult to put into the down position with one hand so gluing something and then holding it in place whilst the glue sets means you have to use one hand to hold the gun. Very poor designgood points:1, the gun is ready to use in a minute. 2, the gun can be used for several minutes after being in plugged from the mains which means you can use it away from a socket. 3, the trigger is brilliant and it is very controlled so applying the glue is a joy.
  2. This review is from : Arrow ATR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun

    Bad points:1, the gun is 40w not 100w. The 40w output is clearly marked on the side of the gun. It also states only standard glue sticks can be used. 2, the stand/drip tray is made from a plastic the glue sticks to, thus my drip tray is now filled with glue i cannot remove. 3, the stand has to be in the up position to use the gun but it is very difficult to put into the down position with one hand so gluing something and then holding it in place whilst the glue sets means you have to use one hand to hold the gun. Very poor designgood points:1, the gun is ready to use in a minute. 2, the gun can be used for several minutes after being in plugged from the mains which means you can use it away from a socket. 3, the trigger is brilliant and it is very controlled so applying the glue is a joy.
    1. Good product, uses a good sized glue stick instead of those dinky ones so i really liked that. Nice design, good feed, cable length is a little on the short side. Doesnt have an on-off switch or temperature control but to be expected from a model this price. Very happy, would buy again.
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    Good product, uses a good sized glue stick instead of those dinky ones so i really liked that. Nice design, good feed, cable length is a little on the short side. Doesnt have an on-off switch or temperature control but to be expected from a model this price. Very happy, would buy again.
  4. This review is from : Arrow ATR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun

    This is sold as a professional glue gun, but it certainly does not feel lilke one. However, looks may be deceptive as it works well and fits nicely in the hand. The large trigger makes constant use comfortable. The gun gets hotter than some cheaper guns and this means that the glue gets much runnier which is a great advantage for ease of use and should create a better bond to the contact surfaces. The metal nozzle has a fine point making accurate gluing possible. The one big downside is the pathetically flimsy stand, they really might as well not have bothered because the gun is not stable using it. There is also a built-in tiny drip tray in the stand which is rendered useless because of its size. I have dorpped one star because of this but the gun is still quite useable without the stand and seems good value at the price.
  5. This review is from : Arrow ATR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun

    This is sold as a professional glue gun, but it certainly does not feel lilke one. However, looks may be deceptive as it works well and fits nicely in the hand. The large trigger makes constant use comfortable. The gun gets hotter than some cheaper guns and this means that the glue gets much runnier which is a great advantage for ease of use and should create a better bond to the contact surfaces. The metal nozzle has a fine point making accurate gluing possible. The one big downside is the pathetically flimsy stand, they really might as well not have bothered because the gun is not stable using it. There is also a built-in tiny drip tray in the stand which is rendered useless because of its size. I have dorpped one star because of this but the gun is still quite useable without the stand and seems good value at the price.
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    Great value item heats up quickly – the stand could be more substantial or wider.
  7. This review is from : Arrow ATR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun

    Works well, keeps up with rate of glue needed. Trigger grip on glue rod could be better though.
    1. Works well, keeps up with rate of glue needed. Trigger grip on glue rod could be better though.
      1. First one broke after 1 use. Handle mechanism rattling about inside so wouldn’t push glue out. Got a replacement from amazon. This has also broke in exactly the same way. Decided to open myself to see what was wrong. The trigger has 2 springs and it is this trigger that is the weak point. One of the springs is held on to the trigger with a small plastic lug. This appears to be very weak and breaks off meaning that the trigger does not go back automatically when released. I would not buy one of these again. If you are looking for a gun to use frequently then look for something a bit more robust.
  8. This review is from : Arrow ATR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun

    First one broke after 1 use. Handle mechanism rattling about inside so wouldn’t push glue out. Got a replacement from amazon. This has also broke in exactly the same way. Decided to open myself to see what was wrong. The trigger has 2 springs and it is this trigger that is the weak point. One of the springs is held on to the trigger with a small plastic lug. This appears to be very weak and breaks off meaning that the trigger does not go back automatically when released. I would not buy one of these again. If you are looking for a gun to use frequently then look for something a bit more robust.
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    First one had a broken trigger spring but amazon delivered a replacement and collected the old one.
  10. This review is from : Arrow ATR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun

    First one had a broken trigger spring but amazon delivered a replacement and collected the old one.
  11. This review is from : Arrow ATR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun

    This arrow tr550 glue gun is not as advertised, product description states this is 100watt, the label on the gun says 40watt, i await your comments. On a positive note delivery was excellent.
    1. This arrow tr550 glue gun is not as advertised, product description states this is 100watt, the label on the gun says 40watt, i await your comments. On a positive note delivery was excellent.
      1. Seems to be good quality and it works well. Very handy to have at home for misc diy projects. The stand is not stable though, but works if you are careful.
  12. This review is from : Arrow ATR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun

    Seems to be good quality and it works well. Very handy to have at home for misc diy projects. The stand is not stable though, but works if you are careful.
  13. This review is from : Arrow ATR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun

    I sent for this glue gun as i have had a small cheap one for a lot of years and it had become tired and shabby. I read the reviews and thought i would go for it. . Its rubbish and, as it gets very hot, it is also in my opinion dangerous. The reason being the trigger and the “drip tray” are the “rest” for it to balance on. The trigger comes to a point and the drip tray is so flimsy it might as well not be there. Therefore you can only lie it down on its side in between using which causes the glue to drip all over. If you try to use the gun with the drip tray in place it is in the way when picking up the gun to squirt the glue out so you have to have a free hand to flick it out of the way. Don’t bother with this its not worth the hassle.
    1. I sent for this glue gun as i have had a small cheap one for a lot of years and it had become tired and shabby. I read the reviews and thought i would go for it. . Its rubbish and, as it gets very hot, it is also in my opinion dangerous. The reason being the trigger and the “drip tray” are the “rest” for it to balance on. The trigger comes to a point and the drip tray is so flimsy it might as well not be there. Therefore you can only lie it down on its side in between using which causes the glue to drip all over. If you try to use the gun with the drip tray in place it is in the way when picking up the gun to squirt the glue out so you have to have a free hand to flick it out of the way. Don’t bother with this its not worth the hassle.

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