|Item Weight||2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||8.8 x 8.5 x 2.8 inches|
|Item model number||GHG1500A|
|Maximum Power||1500 watts|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Air Flow Capacity||17 CFM|
|Capacity Description||10/17 cu. ft./min. air volume|
|Cord Length||6.5 Feet|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Warranty Description||2 year|
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Genesis GHG1500A Dual Temperature Heat Gun Kit, Grey
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- 1500/750 Watt Heat Gun with Powerful 12.5 Amp Motor
- High and Low Temperature Settings for Versatility
- Deflector Nozzles Protect Glass and Other Surfaces
- Reflector Nozzle Speeds Thawing of Pipes
- Includes: (2) Deflector Nozzles, (1) Reflector Nozzle and (1) Air Reduction Nozzle
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|Item Dimensions||8.5 x 8.75 x 2.75 in||4.13 x 11.5 x 10.63 in||1.97 x 14.57 x 10.63 in||—||2.5 x 11 x 4.25 in||3 x 9.38 x 9.62 in|
Versatile Tool for Stripping Paint and Varnish, Softening Caulking and Putty for Removal, Removing Adhesive Labels, Thawing Pipes, Gutters, Freezers, or Radiators, Loosening Rusted Nuts and Bolts, Speed-Drying Epoxy, Cement, or any Damp Surface and more.The heat gun has an integrated stand for safety and convenience. Simply stand the unit up on the back side with the exhaust end pointed upward.
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Two-year home use warranty
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To start with, boy does this thing get hot! Too bad they don't specify how hot in the description (not that I found). Just the wattage is given. The two temps listed on the gun are 572 & 1000 degrees. Hotter than I need, but I wanted an inexpensive heat gun mainly for handling shrink tubing. I just didn't expect it to be so hot. The body stays completely cool while in use.
The gun weighs only 1 pound, not including the cord weight--I weighed it on a sensitive postal scale. The cord brings it to about 1.4 pounds. Pretty light & easy to handle. The heat gun can rest flat on its back, balanced by the handle. The air intake is on the sides and the back is not ventilated, making it safe to operate in this position. The switch stays in whatever position you set it, with the lower temp also having a lower fan speed. The cord is not grounded, which is fine since they body is plastic.
All of the nozzle accessories pictured are provided, along with instructions. The build quality is OK, though not as stellar as a Porter Cable. It's solid & easy to use, even if the label sticker doesn't quite fit correctly. As should be expected, after the first time you use it a little smoke comes out. Shouldn't be anything to worry about--it's a heat gun!
So far, I would recommend this is an inexpensive and basic heat gun.
This gun is inexpensive but not cheap. It looks and feels like a tool several times the price. It produces enormous heat at its 1500W High setting; Genesis claims you can sweat-solder plumbing pipes with it. Be careful! I'll probably use the 750W Low setting for everything.
The nozzle attachments are a heavier gauge than expected and fit securely. Definitely not cheap-feeling.
I like the design feature that lets it lie securely on its back on a workbench, aiming up so you can manipulate the work with two hands if needed.
The seam at the front of the handle is a little uncomfortable. I'll probably file it smooth. No big deal.
I saw quite a lot of white smoke coming out of the gun after couple of minutes of use; it smelled like hot production residues (oil, insulation, paint, etc.) coming off. It billowed out the shell of the gun like some movie prop, but diminished quickly and was completely gone after about 5 minutes of running. It is perfectly normal, though this gun's enormous heat output gave it the Oscar for best short duration fume production by a non-smoke grenade I've ever seen. I bet many buyers return these guns after seeing the smoke.It would have been wise for Genesis to "burn it in" at the factory.
Had I no experience with the smell of real fires and burned electrical parts, I might have dropped it and breathlessly called 911 from the driveway. I suggest you "burn it in" outdoors or near a window so you don't smell up the house.
As Douglas Adams would say: Don't panic!
I honestly just bought this heat gun because I didn't feel like going to my local hardware store. I don't know what these usually go for, but you can buy this one for a twenty - or go to Harbor Freight too, and get one for a few bucks less.