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Old 01-04-2019, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recommend a portable heat gun

I'm looking for a non-plug in style heat gun(ie portable)

I found this(Titan Tools 51886):
https://www.amazon.com/Titan-Tools-5...t+guns+propane

Is there something cheaper?

Lighter and matched didn't do the trick And I hate dragging the extension cord through the mud to the car for my current gun
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a M18 cordless one. Works well enough for doing wiring shrink tube.... well... when it's normal temps.

Used it last night at around 10* and took quite a while.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Is this for heat shrink?

If you just have to do a few at a time, these are nice. I have one in my 'trail' toolbox.

https://www.wiringdepot.com/store/p/...tane-1-Pc.aspx

If you need more capacity, use one of these:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bernzoma...0194/301134308

Both refill with standard butane bottles.
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Is this for heat shrink?

If you just have to do a few at a time, these are nice. I have one in my 'trail' toolbox.

https://www.wiringdepot.com/store/p/...tane-1-Pc.aspx

If you need more capacity, use one of these:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bernzoma...0194/301134308

Both refill with standard butane bottles.
Correct... just trying to seal up my glue filled heat shrink I've got most of my wiring wrapped up so I'm down to a few at a time.

Both of those look promising.
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I've always used a small butane torch for heatshrink.
https://www.amazon.com/All-Splendid-...s=pencil+torch

just like that but 15 years old. same color even.
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https://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-Ele...s=m18+heat+gun

But I have all Milwaukee items so tons of batteries and 3 of the 6 battery chargers.
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I have a M18 cordless one. <snip>
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https://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-Ele...s=m18+heat+gun

But I have all Milwaukee items so tons of batteries and 3 of the 6 battery chargers.
Good, bad, or indifferent, I'm stuck in the Ryobi ecosystem

It sounds like butane torches might be the way to go. Are they lower temperature than propane or map torches?
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It sounds like butane torches might be the way to go. Are they lower temperature than propane or map torches?
In my experience they shrink the tubing without melting the wire covering too like a propane torch.

I use one from HF, works for the occasional wiring/soldering that I do.
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Good, bad, or indifferent, I'm stuck in the Ryobi ecosystem

It sounds like butane torches might be the way to go. Are they lower temperature than propane or map torches?
it's pretty much the same temp as propane, it's just a much smaller flame.

it's like a lighter that you can point.
you can still burn things if you're a moron.
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it's pretty much the same temp as propane, it's just a much smaller flame.

it's like a lighter that you can point.
you can still burn things if you're a moron.
I tried the Pocket torch:
https://www.wiringdepot.com/store/p/...tane-1-Pc.aspx

It worked well when things weren't tight. Otherwise, I ended up with a crisp area (ie moron)

The deleted reply provided an interesting option:
https://www.amazon.com/BernzOmatic-3...61472+BZ4500HS

Still a bit on the high side but not a bad option.
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I tried the Pocket torch:
https://www.wiringdepot.com/store/p/...tane-1-Pc.aspx

It worked well when things weren't tight. Otherwise, I ended up with a crisp area (ie moron)

The deleted reply provided an interesting option:
https://www.amazon.com/BernzOmatic-3...61472+BZ4500HS

Still a bit on the high side but not a bad option.
It's probably huge for what you need. There is some other models with an adjustmend knob that you can turn down. They're got smaller tips.
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well the other thing I use is a monokote heat gun.

Top Flite MonoKote Heat Gun

but only because I've always had one around. They last near forever and have adjustable heat less than a paint stripper. The cool setting is useful as well.
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well the other thing I use is a monokote heat gun.

Top Flite MonoKote Heat Gun

but only because I've always had one around. They last near forever and have adjustable heat less than a paint stripper. The cool setting is useful as well.
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I use these little crack pipe torches for heat shrink tubing, works great.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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well the other thing I use is a monokote heat gun.

Top Flite MonoKote Heat Gun

but only because I've always had one around. They last near forever and have adjustable heat less than a paint stripper. The cool setting is useful as well.
That is the equivalent of what I use right now. Mine is probably 40 years old and still can singe my fingers
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I have a couple if these. I primarily use my electric, I prefer it for heat shrink, But in a pinch these small flame ones work.

I would shy away from the large flame ones, they burn surrounding wires.

https://www.amazon.com/Custom-Access...rds=mini+torch
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