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Subject: RE: Heat Guns - Geez!

From: Christopher Jeris <cjeris@...
Date: 1999-11-13

(Dave on cheap paint-stripper heat guns)
> I used one of these for awhile. It got way hotter than a electronics heat
> gun, and I melted some insulation sometimes when I wan't careful. Also it
> died a horrible death when the motor burned up. (Now using a $70 Weller heat
> gun).

I have a $20 Ace Hardware heat gun. It has two settings described in the
manual as 700 F and 1200 F. I'm scared to turn it on high, and I've never
held it on something for more than about 30 seconds even on low, but it
doesn't seem like it should melt stuff on the low setting. Did yours have
only the "strip paint and melt electronics" setting?

Chris Jeris