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  • Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

    I was at the lumberyard replacing my cheap quart gun and was thinking about buying a better one (for a lot more $$), then noticed with great surprise that it's actually made in this country. What could I do... I bought it!
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    Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

    That's funny! I've used Cox caulk guns for years and love them but mine are marked "Made in England".
    Joe Adams
    Deep Creek Builders, Inc.
    Houston, Texas

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    • #3
      Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

      Originally posted by Joe Adams View Post
      That's funny! I've used Cox caulk guns for years and love them but mine are marked "Made in England".
      Those Brits tend to move around ! :)
      SteveC
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      • #4
        Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

        That's what I thought too, Joe, I have many of the 10oz size and I think they're from England.... or were.
        Bailer Hill Construction, Inc. - Friday Harbor, WA
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        • #5
          Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

          Go Blue :)

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          • #6
            Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

            There is a small town near Devon England that is called Michigan.

            roger

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            • #7
              Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

              I had to dig a little deeper... it appears they might actually make these in Michigan.

              http://www.cox-applicators.com/about/
              Bailer Hill Construction, Inc. - Friday Harbor, WA
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              • #8
                Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

                The label on the gun in your picture reads;

                Haslett, Michigan USA.

                How much clearer can it get?

                Tom
                http://chicagocraftsmen.org/2011/06/261.html

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                • #9
                  Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

                  Gee, what a tough audience;)

                  roger

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                  • #10
                    Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

                    The above mentioned gun is very durable and I have one (somewhere), but the dripless ETS3000 is by far the best gun I've used.
                    Gary

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                    • #11
                      Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

                      Can the Americans make it dripless because the Chinese sure can't?!
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                      • #12
                        Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

                        Dave, does that model have a spike for piercing the seal?

                        I hate it when I have to hunt around for long nails and such.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

                          DG, no, it doesn't have the spike or the spout cutter either. I salvaged a several dozen lightning rods from a crawl space insulation pullout and put them in the bottom of a toolbox that rides with me. It's enough supply to pierce several thousand tubes over the course of a few decades or so. Highly recommended.

                          If you're on a job with rough electrical, you can of course use one of Sparky's ground wires, as long as you clean it before you stuff it back into the box.
                          Bailer Hill Construction, Inc. - Friday Harbor, WA
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                          • #14
                            Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

                            I twisted a piece of insulated 12 gauge solid wire through the top "eye" on the gun handle. I normally have a knife with me, so the cutter I don't need.

                            Tom
                            http://chicagocraftsmen.org/2011/06/261.html

                            Check with the AHJ, what we say doesn't matter.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

                              Dave
                              I used those guns for years. problem is that when a tube blows out it takes a lot to clean them.

                              I agree with the ETS3000
                              http://www.amazon.com/Dripless-ETS30.../dp/B000DZFCTQ

                              I buy them a Sherwin Williams for about 12 buck each, By 5 at a time. Throw them away instead of cleaning them. My crew goes through anywhere from 30 to 100 tube of sealant a week depending on the week of course
                              http://www.sherwin-williams.com/arch...#tab-details-4
                              No price on the website but I think it's the same gun
                              Mark Parlee
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