While both of these glue guns serve the same purpose, they could not be more different in their capabilities.
Below are some of the Champ 3 hot melt glue gun’s benefits and advantages:
Cost-Effective: The Champ 3 processes bulk, low-cost pressure sensitive hot melt costing about $5.75 per lb. that is readily available from many sources. The Silencer glue gun, on the other hand, only operates with $18.00 1.75 ounce cartridges that come from a single source. Bulk glue is 1⁄9 the price of the Silencer System® cartridge glue.
Consistent Performance: With the Champ 3, accurate quantities, or “gram weight,” can be easily extruded with a smooth 4.1 gram trigger actuation of totally molten adhesive. You can practice gram weight size by cycling glue onto a Teflon pan, letting it cool and putting it back in the gun. Smooth flow and practice are not possible with the plastic caulk type plunger found in a cartridge adhesive.
Built to Last: The Champ 3 is constructed as an industrial tool with 200 watts of power and can handle 24/7 operation. The Silencer, however, has only 100 watts and has a limited lifespan.