Heat Guns

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Heat Guns are a must-have tool in any contractor's toolbox. They are essential for professionals in various industries, including construction, automotive, and DIY enthusiasts.

Heat Guns are versatile and powerful and can be used for a wide range of applications. From softening adhesives to bending pipes, they have become indispensable tools for contractors. 

What is a Heat Gun?

A heat gun, also known as a hot air gun, is a handheld tool that blows hot air. It is a type of power tool that is commonly used in various industries, including construction, automotive, and electronics. It uses a heating element to generate hot air, which is then blown out of a nozzle. 

Heat guns are available in various sizes and shapes, and they are often used for tasks that require precise and controlled heat.

Features and Characteristics

Heat guns come with various features that make them suitable for specific applications. Some of the essential features to look out for include adjustable temperature settings, variable fan speed, and various nozzle attachments. These tools also come with different power ratings, ranging from 1000W to 3000W, depending on the task at hand.


Heat guns have a wide range of applications in various industries. Some of the most common uses of heat guns include:

  1. Removing paint and varnish

They are ideal for removing paint and varnish from surfaces such as wood, metal, and brick. The hot air softens the paint or varnish, making it easier to remove.

  1. Bending pipes

You can also use them in the plumbing industry to bend plastic pipes. The hot air softens the plastic. This way you can bend it into the desired shape.

  1. Thawing frozen pipes

In cold weather, pipes can freeze and become blocked. Heat guns are used to thaw the pipes and clear the blockage.

  1. Softening adhesives

You can use them to soften adhesives and remove items such as stickers and decals.

Benefits of Heat Guns

Using a heat gun offers numerous benefits, including:

  1. Precision and Control

These tools offer precise control over the temperature and airflow. They are ideal for tasks that require accuracy and control. You can adjust the temperature and fan speed to suit the task at hand. This gives you control over the heating process.

  1. Efficiency

They are often faster and more efficient than other methods of heating.

  1. Safety

This is a safer alternative to using open flames, especially in applications that require heating materials. They have safety features such as overheating protection and safety switches.

How to Choose the Right Heat Gun

Choosing the right tool depends on your specific needs and the task at hand. Consider the following factors when selecting it:

  • Power rating
  • Temperature settings
  • Nozzle attachments
  • Size and weight
  • Corded or cordless

Safety Tips 

This tool can be dangerous if not used properly. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when using it:

  • Always wear protective gear such as gloves and safety goggles.
  • Keep the heat gun away from flammable materials and objects.
  • Do not point the heat gun at yourself or others.
  • Keep the heat gun away from water and wet surfaces.
  • Do not use the heat gun near combustible materials, such as gas or oil.

If you have any queries regarding our range of Heat Guns, do not hesitate to contact us. Please call us on 0844 848 3444 or email us at sales@tiger-supplies.co.uk