A caulking gun is a hand tool with a tube or cartridge filled with material that is used to fill holes and cracks in the house. Caulk binds a variety of materials, including metal, glass, wood, and ceramic, and can be made of silicone or latex. Caulking Guns are typically sold in tubes. Caulking and sealant guns are made to hold a cartridge firmly in place while sealing, allowing for a smooth, controlled, and straight line. They’re also known as silicone guns or mastic guns, and they come in a variety of sizes and designs to fit a variety of cartridges.
The Newborn 930-GTD Drip-Free Smooth Hex Rod Cradle caulking gun has a steel half-barrel frame that fits 1/10-gal. cartridges and has a 10:1 thrust ratio for use with low viscosity materials such as latex. The smooth pressure rod requires less force and is quieter than a ratchet-style pressure rod. The rod retracts after each pull of the trigger, removing pressure from the tube to help prevent dripping. The handle and trigger are padded for comfort. There is a welded plate in the back for securing the cartridge in place. A seal puncture tool and a spout cutter are built into the side of gun for opening cartridges without a knife, and the hook on the back allows it to hang on a ladder. Caulking guns, also called caulk or cartridge guns, dispense a controlled flow of products such as caulk, sealants, and adhesives from a tube or cartridge.
Newborn Caulking Gun Hand Tool Features
- Steel half-barrel (also called cradle) frame caulking gun for 1/10-gal. cartridges
- Thrust ratio of 10:1 for use with low viscosity materials
- Smooth pressure rod requires less force and is quieter than a ratchet-style pressure rod
- Rod retracts after each pull of the trigger to help prevent dripping
- Handle and trigger are padded for comfort