Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ocelaris Good tool but don't remove half used cans!
I apparently didn't read the instructions and dutifully pulled off the cans (partially used) as needed and cleaned frequently... Basically I got build up in the gun and have disassembled and cleaned it once, but now I have permanent blockage as the needle (teflon coated) has accumulated gunk. Basically air is the enemy of this gun, so if you use the cleaner and then blow it out the foam will dry on the needle and you'll have it only for a short while before having to replace it. If I had read these reviews or the instructions more carefully maybe I would have had a better experience. My mistake, hopefully someone reads this and follows the guidelines better. Also it's nearly impossible to seal upside down as the cans have to be in the downward position, for most applications you're sealing stuff below you, but if it's a tight fit the giant cans can't be tilted much or they lose all their gas and you're left with a slow ooze. I had great availability at my home depot in Northern NJ for the large and small expansion cans as well as the cleaner which I used way too much because of my mistake.
April 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyO Worth the price
Yes it is truly a great value, beats the regular dispenser cans by a long shot. Less waste and clean-up. You can put it down and use the next day, so it saves in the long run. Yes the cans are long and may be a little awkward or hard to use in a tight space, however, I placed a long fish tank pump air line on the tip and reached even the toughest places. Used it with "dual can home foam spray" insulation kit, these kits can't reach tight places because they have to be sprayed 12" to 18' away, so in tight places the Pro 14 helped around windows and door, and corners and saved me time, money and clean-up. 8 months after purchasing, the Check valve jammed up, called "Great Stuff" and was trying to buy a replacement Ck. Valve, they tok my name, phone and address and said they 'd pass on the complaint. 1 week later I received a whole new Gun! You can't lose purchasing this Gun!!!
Make sure the gun is in the upside down position when using the cleaner, and remove tip to fully clean! And On Long island, N.Y. Home Depot Valley Stream carries plenty of the cans.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SLKen Great Item
This gun gives one the ability to use the foam and not have to worry about the gun getting plugged up like when using the regular can and plastic tube. The larger cans of foam also goes a lot further. Just make sure when the can is removed to use the Cleaner to insure all the foam is removed. ONE CAUTION---there is still pressure in the gun after removing the foam or cleaning can so do not pull the trigger while it is aimed at one's body. I would also recommend purchasing a can of Acetone to use for cleaning up any foam that ended up where you don't want it.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Semipro Great product - SKIP the frequent cleaning with recommended usage
Bought one about two years ago (before my local HD stocked them) and have run about 10 cans of foam of various brands/types through it. HAVEN'T CLEANED IT ONCE!
I'm a home owner doing frequent energy efficiency upgrades and this gun fits my need perfectly. Using it is so much better than dealing with the disposable cans with plastic nozzles. The flow is controllable and there's no need to use a full can up. I just leave a can on mine and exchange with a new can when it runs out. The directions that came with mine suggested that if you did this you would not need to clean the gun frequently. I've found this to be true. I've found I only need to clean the tip externally and the gun works after sitting on the shelf for months with a can attached.
The thing is big and unwieldy and the cans seem more expensive per unit volume than the one-use cans but I waste far less foam so I think things roughly even out as far as foam costs.
December 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck Foam thing
Have used the foam thing once, have almost used all the foam in a big can. Don't forget to buy the correct can for the foam thing. Get the Pro can with the screw top. Initial impressions are good. Control is much better with this thing than the old school can and nozzle show. A nice find was the foam was still as consistent at the bottom of the can as when it was full. I have not changed cans yet so I don't know how the foam will react to being changed out.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cc8815 great product
So much better than using the cans with the disposable straws. The foam is easier to control, less mess and less strain on your hands. Cleans up easily with acetone if you are not going to use it for awhile. I leave a can on the foam gun for a month and its still good to use.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul saves my fingers!
My fingers were turning numb and blue from dumping 8 cans of spray foam onto my walls. Then I purchased this fun and the pro foam. The gun saves my fingers and wallet! There's so much waste from a spray can, but with the gun, there's no leakage, so there's hardly any waste! Takes a little getting used to, so you know how much to apply, but it's worth every cent!
July 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MPH1066 Good product, small drawbacks
The gun is way better than the straw cans, and cans from the gun can be re-used days later as long as you turn the dial down in-between uses. Great Stuff minimal expanding foam expands a little too much though. OSI Teq foams are better. Great gun though.
April 16, 2014