This cordless glue gun has already come in handy. It heats up pretty quickly. Took a bit to figure out how to turn it on and use it (the directions aren't great), but now that I figured it out it is easy to use. For my purpose, the colored glue sticks are a negative rather than a positive, since I am using it for home improvement projects and repairs, but it was clear in the product description that it comes with those. Being cordless makes this very convenient. Biggest negative is that the stand is awkward and you have to make sure it is seated correctly to charge .