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  1. #1
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    Default 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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    Default 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
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    Default Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

    Quote 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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    Default 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.
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    Default Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

    Go Blue :)

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    Default Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

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

    roger

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    Default Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

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

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    Default 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?

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    Default Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

    Gee, what a tough audience;)

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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Surprise... caulk gun made in Michigan

    Can the Americans make it dripless because the Chinese sure can't?!

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    Default 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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    Default 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.
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    Default 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
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    Default 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
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