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Hot Air for Professionals
The Heat Gun Handbook is designed to provide a basic insight into the virtually unlimited uses of heat guns. It offers suggestions for how STEINEL heat guns can revolutionize the way you do your job and basic instructions on how to do each task.
Before attempting any job, test the heat gun on leftover material to perfect the process for yourself. Please understand that we are unable to guarantee suitability to your specific need or situation. All of the tips are based on experience from industry professionals.
We wish you the best of luck working with your heat gun.
WHAT MAKES A QUALITY HEAT GUN?
STEINEL heat guns incorporate state-of-the-art technology to produce the most precise durable tools available. User controlled temperature, airflow and the ability to reduce heat down to a pinpoint are features that combine to ensure a perfect job every time.
Programmable Output with LOC™
Select tools feature four customizable preprogrammed settings that allow a user to set the temperature and airflow. Additionally, the output of these guns can be locked-down, providing ultimate quality control.
Electronic Thermocouple Control
A temperature sensor in the output nozzle feeds information to the on board microprocessor, which adjusts automatically to achieve the desired air temperature output.
DuraTherm™ Heating Element
Coils are wound through a series of ceramic disks achieving full encapsulation. This provides even heat and added support helps to prevent coil breakage.
Interconnect Block Circuitry
Plastic is injection molded around the "wiring" to form a solid block, which will not break or disconnect like traditional wiring.
The pages that follow explain a number of basic processes. The various tips are of interest to professionals and tradesmen. Always follow basic safety procedures.
For your safety
Fresh air is important when working with hot air. Softening up paint may release solvents, soldering produces vapors from the additives used, and vapors are also generated when welding plastic. This is why you should always work outdoors or with the window open if work has to be done in small rooms.
Working in the presence of water with electrical power tools is dangerous. When using a heat gun, never work above or next to ...
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