|Item Weight||3 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11.9 x 11 x 4.5 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||8988-20|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Every MILWAUKEE product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace any product which examination proves to be defective in material and workmanship.|
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Milwaukee 8988-20 Variable Digital Temperature Control Heat Gun
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- 8988-20 Heat Gun
- The product is easy to use and easy to handle
- The product is highly durable
- Ceramic encapsulated heating element for maximum tool life
- LED Digital Readout Display shows present temperature in increments of 10º F
- One hand operation with lightweight and easy grip handle
- Upright stationary use with pads on back cap and lower handle
- Limited warranty
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I found another use I hadn't intended...soldering wire to an automotive rocker switch. Soldering electronic components is not my strong point, and my little soldering iron just couldn't handle a lousy 1mm piece of rosin core solder, a 3/16" terminal tab and 18GA wire. I put on the 3/8" nozzle, cranked up the heat, soldered away, and then cooled the switch down with the gun's air only blower. Worked great!
The gun heats up rapidly, and cools down quickly too. The tripod base is stable, which was a great surprise considering the top heavy nature of heat guns. This allows one to use two hands to manipulate the work piece if need be.
I would like to see Milwaukee make a few minor improvements; but this is splitting hairs on an excellent heat gun. A longer throw switch would make setting temperatures easier. A switch to display the temperature in degrees F or C would be nice, and a case would be helpful.
Best of all was that the tool was made in Switzerland and the nozzles in Germany. I was so happy NOT to see the evil "Made in China" label.
Just bought a Victorian house and on the laundry list of things to do is PAINT!! After a year of getting quotes from painters I've decided to tackle this mammoth (for me) task. I have absolutely ZERO experience with home repair, painting, carpentry, or most tools. But I have a lust for 'This Old House', and any shows or sites that do fine detailed and technical work. Now I'm getting a crash course in how to apply all those hours glued to the T.V.. And I have found that buying the best tools I can afford (or save up for) ends up causing me less grief in the long run and ultimately saves me money. I played around inside with this gun and it worked super on my interior molding, that is about 10 layers deep with mostly lead paint. The fact that you can dial the temerature is awesome for dealing with the lead paint, I just keep it right under the 1100 degrees and I know I'm not adding a health risk to my job. If you've never worked with a heat gun, you may want to start somewhere out of sight to practice. I burned a couple spots in a door with it. Oops.
Have started on the cedar siding outside and this gun is a blessing!!! It is accurate, easy to use and LIGHT WEIGHT for hours and hours of holding it. I am buying at least one more so I can have two people running them at the same time.
I can't wait to try this for sweating copper pipe. It should make life a whole lot easier
The intuitively-designed shape includes separate temperature control (by 10 degree increments) and fan speed control buttons. Unlike most variable guns, the integrated stand allows for a fully erect stance--when needed--with optimally located trigger controls located side-by-side on the handle.
The double-insulated, ceramic-encapsulated heating element is safe and efficient. If you vaporize herbal substances such as tobacco using a heat gun, you want a ceramic core so that it doesn't give off toxins. Moreover, this product has a stunning five-year warranty, partially because ceramic heating elements last longer.
I highly recommend this item to everybody ranging from heat gun novices to legendary heat gun users. It has great controls, a sturdy feel, and a long warranty to back its obvious integrity. Enjoy the control of a professional product with luxury features. A lot of thought went into the multi-faceted, ergonomic design and I am a proud owner.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use this heat gun on a regular basis and it has never disappointed. High quality and accurate.Published 22 months ago by Pantucci
We have been phasing these in as our older Steinel heat guns have been flaking out from heavy usage. They work ok but the controls are annoying to say the least. Read morePublished on April 15, 2014 by Electro-tec
I've read a lot reviews about the features of this gun. Temperature control and flow.
These are useful, but I didn't buy this gun for any of those reasons. Read more
Worked as good as a Steinel IMO. Made in Romania. Ceramic encapsulated heating element, heavy duty construction & removable air filter were best features for me. Read morePublished on November 12, 2013 by P. Turick
This is the best of the best. Get this one over the others because it has a variable heat and variable fan. I have several of the fittings also. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Deanna
- Variable temperature that can be seen
- Reliable and quality
- Can be stood on the base (near handle) to blow air up hands-free! Read more