Mini Heat Gun

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Mini Heat Gun

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Post by paul1066 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:49 am

Really pleased with this as fed up with trying to shrink cabling shrink wrap using soldering iron! Cable could be longer but hey ho, does do a nice job. No connection to seller.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300W-Mini-He ... 2749.l2649

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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:18 am

I have a similar product, very pleased with it.
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Post by mijj » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:04 am

Thanks for the info as a harness will be needed in the near future, and I can see the need for one of them soon :) .
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Post by Paul-H » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:23 pm

I once bought an identical one that woodland scenics sold, it didn't last long and was quite expensive, then replaced it with a similar looking one at a fraction of the WS price and its given sterling service for a few years now.

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Post by Silly Moo » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:19 am

Do you think this type of heat gun would work for shaping and smoothing polystyrene? I have seen chefs mini blow torches used but this sounds as though it would be safer.

The technique used is to cut the polystyrene using a hot wire cutter and then smooth the contours with the blow torch.

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Post by RAF96 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:27 pm

I have a hot air soldering station that allows adjustment of temp and airflow rate.
Set correctly it is ideal for heatshrinking.
Set incorrectly it melts the solder then blows all the smd components off your pcb.

Polystyrene - beware of setting it alight - remember those ceiling tiles popular decades ago. Noxious fumes.
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Post by IanS » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:38 pm

My heat gun arrived today, 4 days after ordering it from China!

Sometimes British suppliers can't match that with or without free postage.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:42 pm

You sure it actually came from China.
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Post by IanS » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:57 pm

Nope - it was international postage though.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:02 pm

Sometimes things from far away places with strange sounding names do arrive very quickly.
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