Best Soldering Heat Guns in 2020

Heat Gun Variable Temperature, Yome 1800W 140℉~1112℉(60℃- 600℃) Hot Air Gun with 2 Speed-Setting, Overload Protection, 4 Nozzle Attachments for Shrink Wrapping, Crafts, Cell Phone Repairs, Orange Review:

I really like this heat gun. I only used it once but it works well so far. This is the first one I've had so I can't say how it would compare to others but so far it seems to have a lot of good points. First, although it's bigger than I would have thought, it's fairly light which is good if you will be holding it for long periods of time. Second, it has the ability to set the temp at lot of different settings due to the dial on the back. Third, It has a very heavy duty cord and it's long enough to be used without an extension cord in most cases. Forth, it has a bunch of tips that can be used for various uses. Fifth, it comes with a flat blade tool and some kind of screw driver which I haven't figured out what it's for yet. Sixth, it has a safety temperature sensor that will shut it down in case of overheating. Seventh, the instructions are excellent, written in clear English.
I believe this tool will come in quite handy for a lot of different uses, including changing out screens on my iPad which is what I bought it for, as well as some body work like pulling dents out on a my car. The instructions give plenty of ideas on uses for it. I hope this review is helpful, and I don't know if there are any better deals out there, but I don't think you will be disappointed with this heat gun if you decide to buy it. I paid full price so this review is honest and not due to receiving a free product of any kind, just an FYI.

Wagner Spraytech Wagner 0503008 HT1000 Heat Gun 2 Temp Settings 750ᵒF & 1000ᵒF Review:

I bought this knowing that it would be used for many different applications, but the immediate one was to restore the plastic cladding on my Chevy Avalanche which had faded into a dull grey, and stuck out like a sore thumb with the factory black paint. I saw youtube videos that showed that this was far more effective than buying and applying liquid lies.

I couldn't for the life of me find anything in my garage to hang this thing on, so I knew the error of my ways when I could smell my trash bin lid melting. Be sure to have a hook or nail to hang this on, so that you don't destroy the first thing you set this on like me.

It's light, it's really light, I didn't expect it to work, I looked inside the box for the rest of it. But sure enough, it made me a believer. It has two settings, Hot, and Really Hot. I used the Really Hot setting for the plastic cladding, and followed a swirling pattern like my Master Miyagi instructed me to. The results are in the pictures I am attaching to my review. This can easily be used for other plastic parts on various vehicles, but test in a small area which you can really mess up and not get yelled at by the wife because it looks dumb.

A heat gun has many purposes, tinting windows, shrink wrapping/window sealing, removing caulk, loosening glued on items, and as you can see, automotive plastic restoration, done mostly sober. I hope you enjoyed this review, and if you found it helpful, let me know.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I appreciate it.

Firing 6.56FT Long Heat Gun, Mini Handheld Hot Air Gun, Electric 300W Portable Heat Gun for DIY Craft Embossing, Shrink Wrapping PVC, Drying Paint, Clay, Rubber Stamp Review:

 I do cell phone and tablet repair in my spare time and before i got this I was using a heat mat for terrariums to help loosen the glue between the touch screen and the lcd screen. Using that method i was still breaking the lcd about in about half of the devices I was trying to repair which more than doubles the cost of parts. This heat gun has made a world of difference! It cuts my repair time by more than half and I almost never crack an lcd now. It heats up fast its lightweight and easy to direct the heat exactly where you need it. Another bonus is that when youve finiahed using it the machine cools quickly which is great because i can put it away and clear my workstation quickly

BLACK+DECKER Heat Gun, Dual Temperature (HG1300) Review:

I got this heat gun to have in my home tool kit. It works great and is of good quality.

Here are some of the main uses for a heat gun that I have personally tried:

1. Shrink Wrapping. You can also use a hair dryer for this, but this gun works better and faster.
2. Drying Paint. If you need to speed up the drying of paint, this will do it.
3. Paint Stripping. You can use this gun to avoid using toxic chemicals to strip paint off of furniture or woodwork (there are articles and videos on the Internet to show how).
4. Soften Adhesives. This is great for removing stickers from your windshield or old bumperstickers. Just heat the sticker with the heat gun and then easily peel it off. Any remaining glue residue can be removed non-toxically by rubbing it with any kind of oil, including regular old cooking oil, then scrubbing with a cloth or paper towel.

Safety Warnings:

1. Be careful to not obstruct or cover the air inlet grills because this could cause the heat gun to overheat and, worst case, catch fire.
2. Don't put the nozzle of the gun right on top of anything. It can have the same dangerous effect as Item 1.
3. Don't use the heat gun near anything flammable.
4. Don't put down the gun without turning it off.
5. Don't store the gun until it has fully cooled.
6. Don't touch the hot metal nozzle to your skin (it can burn you) or your clothing (it can set it on fire).
7. Don't use this heat gun to strip lead-based paint--it can release dangerous fumes.
8. Do not look directly into the nozzle when the gun is turned on--it could harm your eyes.
9. Do not insert anything into the nozzle of the gun, it could overheat the gun and be a fire hazard and/or damage the gun.

SEEKONE Heat Gun 1800W Heavy Duty Hot Air Gun Kit Variable Temperature Control with 2-Temp Settings 4 Nozzles 122℉~1202℉(50℃- 650℃)with Overload Protection for Crafts, Shrinking PVC, Stripping Paint Review:

I do a lot of electronic work, especially on PCB boards. I often have to remove through-hole components and sometimes desoldering them with my Hakko soldering iron and a solder pump just doesn't work and the part is very hard to remove. I decided to forego paying a lot for a cheap specialized hot air reflow station and instead try a high temperature heat gun. It made a huge difference. This heat gun is able to get hot enough to melt the solder, leaving me to remove the component with tweezers while the solder is still liquid. What a time saver! I wish I had bought one sooner.

My only gripe with this unit is that it's hard to tell precisely how hot the air is, there is no temperature reading or even a general idea given on the turn dial. Solder melts around 370 Fahrenheit, and I had the gun turned up about 3/4 of the way. I could have been a bit under or over temperature though, TBH.

REXBETI 1800W Variable Temperature Heat Gun, 140℉-1210℉(60℃-654℃) High Power Hot Air Gun, Ergonomic Body Design, 3 Nozzle Attachments, Fast Heating In Seconds, No Smoke Issue, Perfect for Home Jobs Review:

The description says, “All accessories and heat gun are packaged in a solid hard case to prevent any damage”. However, my heat gun only came in a medium density cardboard box. I am not sure if they changed their packaging and did not update the website, or if they forgot to put the hard case in the box. Inside the box were the heat gun and three attachments along with a scraper tool to help make the jobs easier. The attachments seem like they would hold on well enough, if you take some time to make sure you put them on tightly. However, I did not purchase the heat gun with using the attachments in mind. The temperature range is a great bonus, it goes from as warm as a hair dryer, to hot enough to heating up some wood and make it smolder without igniting/flaming. The temperature adjustment dial on the back is hard to figure out what number setting you are on, because there is no arrow/indicator on the gun to help tell you. It is lightweight and easy to use; and it fits in my hand ergonomically, with easy access to the on/off paddle switch (which controls the fan speeds). Overall, this heat gun is a great value for money.

Wagner Redesigned HT400 Heat Gun, Versatile Home Use Hot Air Gun, Great for Heat Shrink Tubing and Embossing Projects Review:

Highly recommended. I grabbed this as the price was well below MSRP plus it was on my heart's gotta have wish list. I found out about this tool through Jennifer McGuire, a biggy in the papercrafting world. She puts out a yearly "Favorite things of.....(whatever year) on YouTube. Low and behold, she had this embossing tool which she refers to as the "granddaddy of all embossers". I leaped to search for this tool on Amazon and there it was. She wasn't kidding.
It heats up very quickly to a hot temperature which is desirable for embossing. Melts the powder more quickly than any tool I ever had. And I have been a rubberstamper for over 30 years and a papercrafter for over 10 years. So, I am speaking from experience with other models including Marvy which I USED to think was the best ever.
TIP: This thing gets really hot very quickly. So, make sure to save guard against any burns on ur skin or surfaces. Also do not over kill the heating of the powder as you might do with other embossing tools. This bad boy is so quick.
As far as sealing plastic bags like some people might want to use this tool for, I honestly cannot say as I have never done this. So you would have to see how much watts (?) u would need to do trick.
In ending, I hope I have been helpful as Jennifer McGuire was for me. Let me also say that although it might me more expensive than other heat tools, trust me I say that it is worth the additional cost.
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Genesis GHG1500A Dual Temperature Heat Gun Kit with Four Metal Nozzle Attachments Review:

This review applies to all cheap brands; pay attention to the description pictures, many guns looks the same with different colors. If they look the same, that tells you that it is the same mold and the same manufacturer in China making it with different brands. So paying more money for something that looks the same it is not a guarantee that it is a better unit.

I examined the tool and here are the reasons why they fail.

Use some common sense while using the heat gun and understand the difference between using it in cold weather or during the summer. I f you are stripping paint in cold weather, then using the high-temperature settings, should not be a problem. Using the gun with an outdoor temperature of 85-90 F makes a big difference on its performance.

The highest heating setting should be only used for short periods of time, at this setting the resistors get red hot, which means that not enough air is going over them. A constant use on high will end in the resistors failing. Suggestion if you need to use it in high, do your best to switch between high and low so it may reduce the temperature of the internal components.

If you are working with the high temp setting, do not suddenly turn off the heat gun, move the switch to the low temp setting, so it will reduce the temperature of the internal components, unfortunately this gun does not have a cool air mode only, that would it allow it to cool completely before one could turn it off.

Do not turn it off from high, and leave it with the nozzle facing down, (hot air rises). The residual heat will be escaping from the back and will start to take a toll on the little fan blade and motor.

Pay attention, when you turn off the gun, leave it resting with the nozzle up, that way the heat will dissipate without affecting the plastic casing.

Do not get the tip of the nozzle at one inch from the surface, you are reducing the airflow of the gun and it will overheat. Try to keep a distance of about 2 inches from the surface.

Work with the gun in an angle from the surface, it will reduce the air static pressure and improve the air flow.

This is not a professional tool; this is a weekend warrior tool. A professional tool for continuous hours of operation is over $100.

Before the first use, shake it slightly, if it rattles and it sounds like a loose part on the inside, put in the box and return it. A loose screw, or a small piece of plastic, will break the blades of the fan, and the gun will fail. Do not drop it, it will not take it.

After you finish your work, unplug it, let it cool in a place where there are no materials that can ignite, such plastic or paper bags.

So far it works, I am just being careful with it, to see if it may last.

4 stars because it does not have a cool off setting, and not enough air for the high temp setting.

ZeopoCase Mini Hot Air Gun, Portable Mini Heat Gun for DIY Embossing Shrink Wrapping Drying Paint, 300W Multi Function Electrical Heat Tool Review:

I got this heat gun to help replace the screen on a digiland tablet. yeah folks a cheap tablet..The heat gun got here at the specified time.It looks really good. A little bigger than the picture (not pen size). Very light weight. Feel cheaply made But the heat is impressive. Not blow dryer heat but hotter. hot enough to burn within seconds. In my opinion, for the price. very good product it did the job and more. I even used it to remove dried up tint off my Car's rear lights. For this price i strongly recommend. And no, I'm not getting paid for my review. i bought it own it and happy with it.Hope this review helps.

Bondic LED UV Liquid Plastic Welding Pro Kit Review:

In a word, Wow!!
Truth be told, I am not a stranger to fab shops, nor to glues either.

Of course, I KNEW of the resin that cures under Ultra-Violet light (that's what's going on here), and I kept an eye out for it to show up on store shelves, all these many years. I figured that it at LEAST had hit the Industrial adhesive market, but various things kept my mind focused elsewhere. So this is a new discovery for me, believe it or not.

This stuff is not a mumbo-jumbo glue scam. It is a liquid resin plastic that solidifies when hit with UV light - the same type of light that makes things glow in the dark in the novelty stores. This process has been used for decades by the auto industry as a first-effort version of a 3D Printer. It has been used with two UV lasers, set up in an X/Y configuration over a pool of this stuff to make prototypes appear to eerily "rise" out of the resin pool. Dentists have been using this plastic for years, which is why you sometimes saw them shining a blue-violet light into your mouth.

My point is, this is NO SCAM. It is a commonly-used, RELIABLE material that's been used in the industry for well over a decade. OF COURSE it will work for you - WITHOUT QUESTION - if you use it properly.

But it is no "Miracle Glue". In fact, it is NOT A GLUE AT ALL, which is why Bondic's working motto is "Don't use it like a glue, because it isn't one." It is a plastic resin that solidifies in SECONDS, if hit by a special type of light. The plastic has the ability to stick to a LOT of surface types, so it can do the job of a glue in many applications. I am sure that Bondic has a website to help clarify how this stuff can be properly used, and what surfaces you ca use it with.

But the big difference in this and glues like Krazy Glue is:
It lasts on the shelf without going bad for a REAL LONG time.
It doesn't foul up the applicator, making you throw it away often.
It doesn't get sticky on your hands or ANYTHING, before you apply the light. So just make sure you use a kleenex to wipe or clean the resin off of things before you use the light.

One common mistake that happens using this resin - be sure that wherever you use it, there is still a way to let the UV light get to it, when you cure it. For example, putting a glob of resin on a rubber foot pad, and then sticking it on a box or something, and shining the light at the general area WON'T WORK!! Obviously, the light can't reach in between the pad and the box, to cure the resin that's put inbetween. However, if the footpad was CLEAR or TRANSLUSCENT, then it would work fine, as the light you shined at the pad would illuminate the pad, and consequently cure the plastic you applied. So a little thought needs to go into this. But not much.

I also saw a question on this website asking if the stuff would glue a saw blade together. The stuff is just a tough plastic - so don't try to use it where any plastic would give out. The sawblade application takes nothing less than metal welding, if not total replacement. Also, saw blades get HOT, and plastic gets SOFT with heat. Use your brain, and check out the Bondic website if you aren't sure.

Since the resin hardens under UV light, just be sure to keep the bottle away from Fluorescent lights or sunlight. EVERY commercial light source puts out at least a LITTLE UV light, so the secret is to keep the stuff in total darkness when not using it.

The hardening process only takes seconds. Shine the little "bluish" LED light at the stuff for about 10-20 seconds, and you're done. The directions say to use a full 30 seconds to cure, but in truth, it sometimes takes as little as 10 seconds.

No, the blue light Bondic provides DOES NOT harm your eyes or skin. Still, it's not smart to point ANY light source directly into your eyes, so DON'T DO IT. And no, you don't have to wear dark glasses, either. And this isn't emphasized by Bondic, but the resin is not triggered by TEMPERATURE. So putting it in a refrigerator does nothing to help keep the stuff good - or bad. Just put it in a dark cabinet at normal room temperature.

Because the resin won't foul the tip of the applicator they give you, the applicator point can be really fine (which it is), allowing you to do some very precision detailed fixes.

About the only thing negative I can find with this product, is that they are a bit chintzy with the quantity they give you, giving you only about 4 grams of resin in a tube. But for a lot of people, that will be enough for their needs.

When you look to get more of this product in the future, just get REFILL TUBES of resin only, which are much cheaper, depending on the store you buy it from. Then you can keep using the same little cure light they gave you with the original order. It's just a little LED light that produces light of a special wavelength (so no other blue LEDs will work), but the light assembly is easily removed from the applicator, and uses a small button battery cell to function, which can be bought and replaced, should you eventually need to do so.

In conclusion, this stuff is NO GIMMICK, and it is TERRIFIC!!!

It will do everything you need it to do, provided that you use it properly.