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Review: Wagner Power Products 503008 HT 1000 1,200-Watt Heat Gun

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Posted By Tom R.

The Wagner Power Products 503008 HT 1000 1,200-Watt Heat Gun is a great tool to have at home or on the job due to how versatile it is at handling so many different needs. This heat gun has a basic purpose where it can be used for simple projects like thawing out pipes that have frozen (use the lowest setting so pipes don't thaw too fast), removing paint or getting up floor tiles. There are two temperature modes on the heat gun. The lowest gives you a temperature of 750 degrees and the highest gives you a temperature of 1,000 degrees. These temperatures are both perfect for getting rid of ice that's built up in a freezer or for freeing stubborn bolts that have become stuck due to rust. It has 4,100 BTU so you can get paint off the walls - even if there's more than one layer of paint. The tool has a weight of 1.9 pounds, making it lightweight - and the angle of the gun means it's easy to grasp. The settings on the tool are easy to change and it heats up fast. The gun can be used on various jobs around the home, but you'll want to check the distance when using the tool at the 1,000 degree setting. When you're removing paint, you don't want to stand too close to whatever you're removing paint from. The gun has a great angle that's good to use in areas of remodeling where you can't get your hand and fingers in tight spots. You can just use the gun to remove the paint. The heat gun can also save on your electric bills by using it to insulate areas of draft around your home if you use it to mold the insulating film to windows. The gun can also be used to melt plastic so that it's easily shaped. The gun is great for soldering, for use as a shrink wrap tool for hobbies or crafts or in business projects. It can also be used for waterproofing canvas clothing or for projects calling for stubborn glue removal like from tiling. The heat gun is gentle enough to be used on audio equipment and also for repairs on gaming consoles like the Xbox 360. It can be used for heating up connectors and it's safe to use to remove the varnish from musical instruments. One cautionary note is that you don't want to hold the gun still while you're using it. Keep it moving so the heat flow isn't concentrated on one area. This can damage the area you're working on.

Comments (8)

By Mitchell B. on AUG 14 2017 @ 8:12AM

I saw one of these at an Ace Hardware, it can be a good store for finding some of the less common items sometimes.

By Joshua M. on AUG 13 2017 @ 5:12PM

Is this too big for melting solder on cicuit boards?

By Jimmie M. on AUG 13 2017 @ 2:23PM

I need one of these with an adjustable heat setting.

By Armando O. on AUG 13 2017 @ 2:14PM

Make sure you teach your children about these, as with all your tools, but this especially. They like playing with anything that looks like a gun, and this can cause severe burns very easily.

By Katie M. on AUG 13 2017 @ 6:20AM

Does anyone know if there is a big difference in quality for the price on these? I'm just trying to decide if it's something that I can get by on with a basic cheaper one, or if it's best to pay a little more.

By Jake H. on AUG 12 2017 @ 7:12PM

Once you have one of these, you'll be amazed at how much you can actually use it for.

By Leigh L. on AUG 12 2017 @ 6:13PM

I use one just like this for crafts projects.

By Roland H. on AUG 12 2017 @ 6:06PM

If you're heating pipe make sure you don't get too close to any valves, it can damage them.

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