Posted March 11, 2014 - 11:28 PM
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Posted March 12, 2014 - 05:11 AM
Having used heat guns for over 30yrs in my work I've developed the habit of always cooling them off by running them in fan only mode for a while before shutting them off. The quiet running ones with the built in stands are kinda scary because they can easily be left running without realizing it. The other danger is that there is a red hot element inside that housing and it's not a good thing to run one near solvents or gasoline fumes.
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Posted March 12, 2014 - 06:41 AM
I burnt my hand on one a while a go.
After that, I took a small pc of plywood and screwed a tin can laying
down to it. Now when I'm done using the heat gun, I just set the
hot end in to the can.
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Posted March 12, 2014 - 10:09 AM
Good point! Thanks!
I HAVEN'T USED MY HEAT GUN IN A WHILE, I WENT TO USE IT THE OTHER DAY AND NOTICED THE INSULATION ON THE WIRE WAS MELTED, THATS A SCARY THING BECAUSE I WAS NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO WHERE I LAID IT DOWN. THE END OF A HEAT GUN REMAINS VERY HOT FOR QUITE SOME TIME AFTER THERE SHUT OFF. SOMETIMES WERE HUSTLING AT THE WORK BENCH TO GET SOMETHING DONE. BUT SETING THAT DOWN IN A WRONG PLACE CAN CAUSE A FIRE AND POSSIBLY ELECTROCUTION BE REAL CAREFUL WITH THEM THANKS HANKG.
Posted March 12, 2014 - 10:41 AM
I have one variable temp. heat gun that has a really nice digital display for setting temp and fan speed. You can set it up for a lower temp when you don't need full on heat. I use around 300 degrees for heat shrink tubing for example. That makes it inherently safer than one that goes at full temp. only.