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Old 15-03-2015, 07:48   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good heat gun for general use (moderate priced); heat shrink tubes for electrical work, remove varnish from teak, etc.Thanks
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Re: Heat Gun

Any of these would do.
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Old 15-03-2015, 10:58   #4
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Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Heat Gun

I got a cheap one at Harbor Freight about four years ago (on sale, and with a discount coupon, I think it cost me less than $10). I don't use it a whole lot, but it has been working fine since I got it.

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Re: Heat Gun

I have a cheap plastic one I keep on the boat, works just as well as the expensive cast aluminum one I have at home
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Old 16-03-2015, 12:29   #7
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This is one of the times when a tool from Harbor Freight will do just fine, at least for the casual user. A pro might want something better with a set of deflectors for specific tasks.
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