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Lightweight battery-powered caulk gun

Key Features:
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries
  • Takes standard 10 oz. caulk tubes
  • Easy load barrel and puncture tool
  • No drip tip
  • List price is $65, but it can be purchased online for about half that amount (2008)
  • Pricing as of 2008.
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by Deborah Holmes, Ebricks.com
The last time I used a manual caulk gun, my wrist hurt hurt so much the next day I could barely lift a coffee cup.

I don't use a caulk gun enough to invest $300 or more in a professional quality cordless caulk gun (especially when I can get Ken to do the caulking). But Black and Decker seems to have designed its new battery powered caulk gun with people like me in mind.

Lightweight and inexpensive, the caulk gun holds a standard 10 oz. tube and runs on 4 AA batteries. It's easy to load, has a built-in puncture tool to open caulk tubes and a no drip tip.

Online reviewers gave it high marks for the most part, praising its ease of use and the smooth even caulk lines. The negative remarks centered on lack of power and short battery life.

Four AA batteries provide 6 volts of power, which seemed to satisfy those using the gun for small or occasional jobs. Without a heavy battery pack, Black and Decker was able to keep the gun's weight down to about 3-1/2 pounds. And while the gun comes with disposable batteries, it will run on rechargeables.

This little gun is worth a look by any homeowner with wrist or hand strength issues.

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