Happy Tuesday! Today's Tool Time is about extension cords for your iron and your hot glue gun.
I bought this foot controlled extension cord after Christmas for half price. You can plug in your Christmas tree lights into this and then just tap the tree on with the foot switch. Well, this is great for Christmas lights, I use this for my iron and love it!!
If some of you have this foot control power cord already...bring it out for your iron. You will love it too. If you don't have one, look for one in your hardware store.
The most important thing to look for is how many watts the power cord will hold. This one holds 1625 watts.
This is the label on my iron. This iron has 1400 watts. Irons use a lot of power, so leaving them on during a project is like leaving on 14 -100 watt light bulbs. Having this foot power switch is any easy tap on...tap off way to control things.
The cord is pretty long and the foot petal sits any where near the ironing board.
Fully lit up when the iron is on...
One light on when the iron is off. The one light just lets you know that the switch is plugged into the wall.
Easy tap on and off with your foot.
Here is another idea for a surge bar for your hot glue gun. (I showed something like this a while ago, but I added a cute little sign!!)
One extra tip...Keep your hot glue guns on a silicone oven hot pad. When the glue drips out...it's easy clean up.
The cord tip for this is to keep a lamp (turned on) AND the hot glue gun plugged into a surge bar. I have it hanging just under the table on the leg.
When you are working with the hot glue gun the lamp is on, which reminds you to turn the glue gun off when you're done.
If I walk away or if any one else is using my glue gun...I'll know that if the light is on, the gun is on. Plus it's an easy on/off switch underneath the table. This lamp is known as the glue gun lamp!!
I just wired the frame to the lamp.
Always be safe with electrical cords, but definitely try these easy ideas.
Have a great Tuesday,
Don't forget to see all the fabulous ideas everyone shared on my Sew Darn Crafty party this week. Definitely add some of your own too!!