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Title: New Heat Gun
Post by: A10 JWO on 24.02. 2018 15:26
Just bought this at Argos today 2000W Heat Gun with attachments and paint scrapper £14.99. Cheap as chips.
Title: Re: New Heat Gun
Post by: Black Sheep on 24.02. 2018 18:21
Incredibly useful device. Painting bits in low temperatures? Warm them up with a heat gun first. Frozen spanners? Same applies. Inflexible plastic? And so on.
Title: Re: New Heat Gun
Post by: muskrat on 24.02. 2018 19:34
Yes a very useful tool in the workshop. Heating alloy cases to extract/replace bushes/bearings to reheating that cuppa that's gone cold.
Cheers
Title: Re: New Heat Gun
Post by: bsa-bill on 24.02. 2018 20:38
be careful I have one and they can get very very hot!

Now apologies but I'm having trouble uploading pics, just want to test one and see if it's subject specific, this is my heatgun
So that worked, but can't get pics of a flat oil tank up mmmmm
Title: Re: New Heat Gun
Post by: Greybeard on 24.02. 2018 22:00
I used to use one to dry my hair, until it all suddenly went crispy and fell out. Very strange.
Title: Re: New Heat Gun
Post by: terryg on 25.02. 2018 09:22
Re. painting bits in low temperatures...
Add a large cardboard box and you've got a low bake oven - works well but don't get the gun nozzle too near the cardboard!

edit - Actually, at 2 kW you've potentially got quite a high bake oven too.
Title: Re: New Heat Gun
Post by: RichardL on 25.02. 2018 14:46
Re. painting bits in low temperatures...
Add a large cardboard box and you've got a low bake oven - works well but don't get the gun nozzle too near the cardboard!

edit - Actually, at 2 kW you've potentially got quite a high bake oven too.

Sounded interesting, so went looking.
https://youtu.be/21AsnM71YM0

Richard L.
Title: Re: New Heat Gun
Post by: terryg on 25.02. 2018 15:44
Richard - Thanks for that but I promise I didn't steal the idea.  A couple of years ago I was desperate to make some restoration progress in the depths of winter.

I've also used a small fan heater instead of the heat gun.  Works a treat too.

Changing gearbox casing bearings has also benefitted from similar treatment.
Title: Re: New Heat Gun
Post by: RichardL on 25.02. 2018 16:36
Terry,

Please know that I did not make the assumption that you stole the idea. Just went looking to see if anyone with a similar idea  had posted it to YouTube.  I am a firm believer in spontaneous and coincidental original discovery.

Richard L.
Title: Re: New Heat Gun
Post by: coater87 on 25.02. 2018 19:27
 You just have to be mindful of tools like this, they work the same but are not the same as their expensive cousins.

 They save money by either not using, or going the very cheapest route possible on things like switches, cord grips, thermo-overload protection, plain brass bushings instead of bearings in the fan, no glass fiber in the casing, etc. etc. All these little things are why they can get you a tool so inexpensive.

 As long as they are not DOA, you keep an eye on it, you get a good tool for not a lot of money. *smile*

Lee