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iplaybetter
08-13-2007, 08:17 PM
yes i know i can use the stove, or a hair dryer but i want to do it right
so is this ok


Black & Decker 9756 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
look on amazon or Google it

psp2
08-13-2007, 10:25 PM
Basically, any heat gun will work on heatshrink tubing.

diredesire
08-14-2007, 11:38 AM
Basically, any heat gun will work on heatshrink tubing.

More or less.

That gun will be fine.

AmericanTemplar
08-14-2007, 02:31 PM
yes i know i can use the stove, or a hair dryer but i want to do it right
so is this ok


Black & Decker 9756 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
look on amazon or Google it

Doing it right doesn't require a heat gun. Putting on a heat shrink sleeve is ridiculously easy even with a hair dryer, I really can't see how anyone can mess it up.

iplaybetter
08-14-2007, 07:20 PM
i know i just want to get a heat gun for the look and so that if a take the mrt test i know the equipment

diredesire
08-14-2007, 07:38 PM
i know i just want to get a heat gun for the look and so that if a take the mrt test i know the equipment

It's more or less a glorified hair dryer.

You turn it on, you may be able to select the fan speed (how hard it blows), and you may be able to adjust the temperature.

Otherwise, you operate it in the same way.

iplaybetter
08-14-2007, 08:28 PM
yes i know it just seems more professional

diredesire
08-14-2007, 08:45 PM
yes i know it just seems more professional

I'm not trying to dissuade you by any means. I own a heat gun and think it's a great tool. However, learning how to use it on the fly isn't exactly difficult. It's a good investment IF you plan on using it. If you are shooting for MRT status, I assume you will probably get a fair amount of usage out of it.

Rafa freak
08-14-2007, 08:47 PM
Doing it right doesn't require a heat gun. Putting on a heat shrink sleeve is ridiculously easy even with a hair dryer, I really can't see how anyone can mess it up.

I agree...