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A valuable gadget that not everyone is familiar with is the heat gun. Heat guns emit heat through the nozzle and reach hundreds or even over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. They can be used to apply heat for stripping paint, applying window tint, installing and removing vinyl wrap and thawing pipes or electric equipment. Here are the best heat guns currently available on Amazon.
$22.03 at Amazon
- Temperature ranges from 122° F to 1,202° F
- Heats up in 1.5 seconds
- 4 nozzle attachments
- Variable temperature control
- Overload protection
This SEEKONE Heat Gun has 1,800w of power and a wide temperature range between 122° F to 1,202° F. It only takes 1.5 seconds for this heat gun to warm up and it has variable temperature settings. This heat gun comes with 4 different nozzles and has overload protection.
$17.97 at Amazon
- Heats up to 662° F
- 2 high-quality silicone brushes
- Weighs 0.6 pounds
- 1 temperature setting
- Lifetime warranty
This MAXXHEAT Mini Heat Gun has 300w and heats up to 662° F. This heat gun has an anti-scalding sheath, a heat dissipation system and overheating protection to prevent you from burning yourself. This heat gun includes a lifetime warranty with your purchase.
$46.00 at Amazon
- Temperature ranges from 150°F to 1,200°F
- 12 heat settings
- 2 nozzles
- LED screen
- Protective sidebars
- Ceramic element
This Wagner Spraytech FURNO 500 Variable Temp Heat Gun has 12 temperature options and the heat ranges from from 150°F to 1,200°F. This heat gun comes with two nozzle options, a LED screen and protective sidebars along with an integrated stand.
$25.15 at Amazon
- Temperature ranges from 750°F to 1,000°F
- 2 heat settings
- Built-in stand
- 2-year limited warranty
This BLACK+DECKER Heat Gun has dual temperature settings and heats up from 750°F to 1,000°F. There is a lightweight stand and a three-position side handle to give you a better grip while using it. It comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
$211.04 at Amazon
- Temperature reaches up to 990°F
- 42 minutes of runtime
- DCB205 3Ah lithium-ion battery
- Lock-on button
- LED light
- No self-discharge
This DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Heat Gun kit is powered by a 3Ah lithium-ion battery. It can reach a maximum temperature of 990°F and up to 42 minutes of runtime per charge. The three-LED fuel gauge system lets you know the status of your battery while the heat gun is in use.
How do heat guns work?
According to Princeton University, heat guns are “constructed with a motor-driven fan that blows air over an electrically heated filament. The heating element in a heat gun typically becomes red-hot during use. Heat guns operate at lower air speeds and produce temperature as high as 1,200 F, hot enough to melt some types of glass.”
Pros and cons of heat guns
Heat guns offer many great benefits. They can be used on many surfaces and can quickly heat up to their max temperature. The drawbacks they face mostly involve safety. Holding a device in your hand that is scorching hot can be dangerous if you aren’t careful.
What can a heat gun be used for?
Hot air guns have a large variety of uses. They can be used for removing labels or stickers, paint stripping, applying or removing a vinyl car wrap, window tinting, thawing out frozen pipes or devices, shrink wrapping and shrinking plastic.