Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 28
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 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by HomeDepot64151 Foam Dispensing Gun not user friendly
The dispensing of the foam can be controlled as specified on the instructions which is convenient. However, the gun often becomes clogged with cured foam which requires removal of the can and application of the foam release agent (aka acetone).
August 18, 2015
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by DubyaB Good for what it is...
I used this to foam around my new windows and it generally worked well. I did have a can of foam that didn't want to come out with any force and that was very frustrating for how much they cost. The control and accuracy is SO much better than the can with plastic tube!
** BEWARE THAT YOU CAN'T TAKE A PARTIALLY USED CAN OFF **
I guess I didn't pay attention to that part of the instructions, only the fact that you can LEAVE a partially used can ON the gun and re-use LATER (within 30 days). I needed to foam a larger area and started a can of orange foam and then took it off only to have it slowly fizz foam out the top of the can and get ruined (it did produce quite an object of art though, but I digress). I plan to foam the top of my wall headers in the attic and use a combo of 2" foam panel/GreatStuff for the basement rim joists. I may then sell the gun online and if I even get 25% back I'll be happy with the whole purchase. Don't just buy this for casual use, it's pretty expensive for the foam refill cans, those should either contain more material or be less expensive. Also, where is the high expanding foam choice?? I did end up with a lot less waste then usual, and I got very little on myself or my hands. That almost makes it worth the cost alone.
November 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rskaleski273 Worth the price - time saver
I used this product for the first time with excellent results. Much better control, less wasted foam, easy cleanup. The adapters should be longer . as long as the depth of the average windor frame ... so one can get into the recessed areas. The adapters must be placed on tightly. Re-read the instructions to get it right. All in all, a good product. The extra cost is worth it. Spare noozle adapters should be sold in various sizes as a separate accessory.
November 22, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MapleMoxie Good product
Overall, the gun is nice to use but as others have stated, the cans are long and make can be difficult to use when maneuvering around pipes and such. Perhaps a solution would be to design a foam tank which connects to the gun via hose, just as the $400 spray kits, but just having one variable quantity tank instead of 2. Would give the other guys a run for their money!
All in all, I would recommend this gun as it is nice to use and also easy to control foam output and cleaning is simple enough. Just clean gun in a ventilated area. It's ok to spray cleaner thru gun and into house hold trash bags..
Now for the not so good. You will have to leave a can screwed on otherwise it (the can of foam) will leak when removed. Unless you don't mind the waste. As it's said, you can leave the gun for 30 days with gun attached.
March 20, 2013
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