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Any interest in New CHEAP P-tex Guns?

post #1 of 47
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Okay this might be in the wrong forum but I figured that the people who read this section of the forum would be the ones most interested in something like this. After weeks of trying to locate a ptex gun for less then $130 I stumbled upon the manufacturer of the Tec 350 base repair pistol. It is the first gun designed from the ground up to be a ski base repair gun. Most base guns are glorified hot glue guns with added heating elements and a special nozzle.
Now while the Tec 350 is more then $130, its over $190. They just developed a consumer version that is a little more then half of that. I just bought one and am thoroughly impressed. The gun heats up in a little over 10 minutes and the tip has a separate heating element that warms the base area up for the weld.

I will post some pics up tonight of the gun I bought. I used to tune skis with this gun and hated it:

The quality is far superior as well as the design. Let me know if there is any interest in acquiring a high quality repair gun for less then $110 with a table mounted stand and 5 black and 7 clear ptex sticks(tognar sells each of these sticks for $.79 a piece.) As I promised I will post some pics up tonight. Thanks!
post #2 of 47
Absolutely. Email sent.
post #3 of 47
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Absolutely. Email sent.
Email replied.
post #4 of 47
Would like to see more info, I'm interested.

Steve
post #5 of 47
Question: arent these p-tex guns just modified hot glue guns? Looks like all they do is substitute a brass flat tip for the usual pointed one?
post #6 of 47
Those are glorified hot glue guns. the don't get the p-tex quite hot enough compared to the pro guns.

Real p-tex guns cost almost $500!!
post #7 of 47
Good score BB. I would want a bit more detail on that separate heating element.
post #8 of 47
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Question: arent these p-tex guns just modified hot glue guns? Looks like all they do is substitute a brass flat tip for the usual pointed one?
I'm told that these guns were designed from the ground up as ski base repair guns. The picture above is NOT a picture of the gun I am talking about. I am currently away from my home so I won't have photos up until tomorrow.
post #9 of 47
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
Those are glorified hot glue guns. the don't get the p-tex quite hot enough compared to the pro guns.

Real p-tex guns cost almost $500!!

You are correct on the first part, they are glorified hot glue guns. That is NOT a picture of the gun I was talking about or that I own. It was a gun that I had experience with in the past and can be purchesed online for over $130. As I mentioned I had experience with them before and there was no way that I was going to buy a glorified glue gun for that kind of money. What a I purchased is something totally different and designed specifically to repair ski bases.
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Good score BB. I would want a bit more detail on that separate heating element.
I should have some technical specs up tomorrow, as well as pictures.
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post #12 of 47
Looks good, I'd like more info.
post #13 of 47
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Tecnical Data for Ski-Mender RP 100

Dimensions (LxWxH) 7" x 6 5/8 x 1 3/8
Total weight: approx 13 oz.
Connection cable: 6' long
Operating voltage: 100 to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz
(electronic voltage control)
Heating up time: 10-15 minutes
Operating Temp: approx 440 degrees F
Diameter of polymer inlet: 1/2" (uses standard 11mm welding rods)
Power Consumption
Heating up phase: approx 500 W
Rest period: approx 20 W
Operating phase: approx 45 W
Extension cable: max 65' long
wire cross section: at least 16 a.w.g.

It is manufactured in England by Power Adhesives and I was one of the very first (after begging and pleading) to get my hands on this consumer model, after begging and pleading. To the best of my knowledge it is not available anywhere else right now. I'm told there are less then 20 others right now. I will be able to get my hands on at least 10 right away. For $110 you will get the gun, stand, 5 black welding rods, and 7 clear welding rods. The rods alone cost between $.69-.$99 a piece and I am throwing them in for free. Shipping should be at the most $10 and most likely much less. I have very favorable feedback on ebay under Blizzboy283 and my paypal id is: jamestcarl@yahoo.com
post #14 of 47
I'm curious about the use of 1/2" rods (see spec). I've only bought the smaller (1/4" ?) candles. !/2" would be like the usual hot glue sticks. Is ptex available in the 1/2" size? Tognar shows an 11mm rod, is that the one?
post #15 of 47
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I'm curious about the use of 1/2" rods (see spec). I've only bought the smaller (1/4" ?) candles. !/2" would be like the usual hot glue sticks. Is ptex available in the 1/2" size? Tognar shows an 11mm rod, is that the one?
11mm is correct, I guess the Brits used an approximation. 11mm is only .44 inches and not 1/2". I have a large supply of welding rods (11mm) as regular ptex sticks will not work as they are too small contain wax. You will get 5 black and 7 clear welding rods with the gun purchase.
post #16 of 47
Good, not much use without supplies.
Post a picture so I can see it and I'm in.

Steve
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Originally Posted by stevesmith7 View Post
Good, not much use without supplies.
Post a picture so I can see it and I'm in.

Steve
Of the repair rods? I assure you they work as I already tested my unit out with some of my supply. The manufacturer includes 4 small rods ( more like 2 regular length rods cut in half) and I'm throwing in 5 black and 5 clear of my own stock. The unit accepts any 11mm repair rod.

I can't post a picture up tonight as I'm away from the stock but if need be then I can get one tomorrow, but believe me the rods were tested and delivered.
post #18 of 47
Sorry, I meant of the gun itself.
post #19 of 47
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Sorry, I meant of the gun itself.
Did you see the ones up top? I know there a little small but I couldn't attach them and that's how they appeared when I linked the hosting site. I'll try to fix it tomorrow.
post #20 of 47
Somehow I missed those links, sorry.
post #21 of 47
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Somehow I missed those links, sorry.
No worries, three are accounted for and possibly 4.
post #22 of 47
Blizzboy, count me in. PM sent.

cfr
post #23 of 47
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5 sold, 5 left.
post #24 of 47
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6 sold, 4 left.

Should be shipping tomorrow, possibly today.
post #25 of 47
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Those that purchased one (and if your money as cleared) should have received an email from Fed Ex with tracking information.

4 still remaining!
post #26 of 47
hey blizz,

I sent you a pm.
post #27 of 47
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hey blizz,

I sent you a pm.
email and pm sent.
post #28 of 47
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2 left and going fast!
post #29 of 47
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One left!
post #30 of 47
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One left!
SOLD

All sold out for now. I can place another order if there is still interest.
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