what heat gun to get

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  1. iplaybetter

    iplaybetter Hall of Fame

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    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
     
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  2. psp2

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    Basically, any heat gun will work on heatshrink tubing.
     
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  3. diredesire

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    More or less.

    That gun will be fine.
     
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  4. AmericanTemplar

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    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.
     
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  5. iplaybetter

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    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
     
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  6. diredesire

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    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.
     
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  8. diredesire

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    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.
     
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    I agree...
     
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