As we have mentioned before heat guns are very important to have in your house since you can use them for a lot of thing like replacing an iPhone glass, shrinking objects and a lot of different things. Now electric Heat Gun has finally replaced the ‘old fashioned” bottled gas blowlamps, but not completely since we can use bottles gas blowlamps on places where there’s no electricity or on kitchen for different small things, but still we have to be careful with them especially when try to heat something that has glass since it can crack it because bottles gas blowlamps do not have a good temperature control.
Because of these things like no temperature control and being more dangerous people use heat guns instead of bottled gas blowlamps. There are a lot of different styles and models of the heat gun and all of them have different features. Down below we will list the things a good heat gun should have in order to help you do any task you have with them easier.
Why do you need a heat gun that heats fast? Well, not everybody has the time to wait for slow heat guns, most of the heat guns heat up really fast usually they take up to 30- 1 minute to reach the full temperature. If you have a heat gun that takes more than 1-2 minutes to heat up that means your heat gun is really bad and you have to start looking for new one since that one is not gonna work in the near future.
Big Temperature Range
Most basic heat guns do not have a big temperature range which is bad. They only offer 300 or 1000 degrees which are big but also small depending on the task you need to do. Most of the new and good heat guns have a big temperature range which helps you do small and big tasks with only one heat gun. Having a small range can force you to overheat an object since you do not have any other choice of the temperature.
I have to say that this is maybe the most important thing to have on your heat gun. If you don’t have the temperature control feature then your heat gun is pretty much a basic one and you are more likely to destroy an object with it than to fix it. Temperature control helps you mostly on a small object since a lot of small objects are really sensitive. Using the temperature control you can start up by only warming the object with some warm air then slowly increasing the temperature. Also, this helps if you are working on an object that needs the exact temperature in order to get the job done such as motherboard on PC, and with temperature control, you can get the exact temperature and heat it.
Are heat guns with LDC screen cool? Yes. Should I buy a heat gun with LDC screen? Yes. The LDC screen helps you a lot especially if you don’t want to overheat the object you are working on. Usually, the basic heat guns with no good feature only have 2 temperature range and you can choose one or the other one. But if you are working on objects that can get overheated or get permanently damaged then you can’t work on them with basic heat guns, and here comes LDC screen . LDC basically shows the exact temperature the heat gun is at that very moment, and usually, every heat gun with LDC screen has the “Temperature Control” which we mentioned earlier . A combination of these two will make your work with heat guns really easy
Have you ever worked with a heat gun for some days or some months at the maximum heat and then it just stopped working for no reason, or it just started to blow cold air and not hot air like its supposed to? If yes that means that even if the parts of the heat gun have been overheated the gun didn’t stop to cool down so after a while the parts inside got permanently damaged. Having an in-built protection would prevent this from happening. Let’s say you work for a while with the heat gun non-stopping and when the heat gun reaches a level of temperature that would damage the parts inside this in-build protection would stop the heat gun automatically and save the parts inside without getting damaged. Heat guns with in-built protection are not really expensive and are helpful because you don’t have to buy a new heat gun every month. If you are interested to see some good heat guns with in-built protection then we recommend reading our article where we review the best heat guns here
Cool Down feature
Most of the heat guns have this feature, this helps in different ways. It can help while working with the heat gun and when you are done with the tool! Most people use it after they are done with the tool! As we have mentioned on our post about safety tips when using the heat gun that you have to wait some minutes for the hot air gun to cool down until you put it back to its place since it can damage the place you put it on, and having the “Cool Down” feature will help you to do this job faster. You don’t have to wait to 10-20 minutes for the tool to cool down itself, you can just put the tool on “Cool Down” for 2-3 minutes and you are good to go. If you don’t already know this feature makes the tool to blow cold air instead of hot air. You can use this feature on objects too if any of the objects you are working needs to cool down faster.
This is really a “Must” for your tool. If you don’t already know nozzles are some small parts that you can put in front of the heat gun that helps you aim the heat better. There are 5 kinds of nozzles (Main, Glass Protector, Reducer, Flat, Reflector)