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Offline nukie

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Flameless heat gun
« on: July 22, 2012, 03:17:04 am »
I think this is a pretty good tool for heatshrink versus time for a hot air iron to heat up. Do you have one? Is it good?

http://www.amazon.com/Iso-Tip-7975-Micro-Therm-Flameless-Heat/dp/B0002V2FEQ
 

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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 03:29:54 am »
Sure, they work fine for smaller sizes of heat shrink tubing.
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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 03:37:47 am »
I have a butane soldering iron with a hot air tip. And a hot knife, and a blowtorch, and of course the soldering tips. Very multifunctional. ;)
 

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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 04:35:19 am »
Sure, they work fine for smaller sizes of heat shrink tubing.
I just use my Atten 858D. Am I doing something wrong here?
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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 05:22:41 am »
I use a cheap (< $40) paint stripper gun with heat shrink tubing, usually on the low setting.
 

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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 06:51:18 am »
I just use my Atten 858D. Am I doing something wrong here?

Yes, you are assuming everyone owns a hot air soldering station   ;)
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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 06:52:00 am »
I use a butane flame torch, I have to move quickly from one side to another to avoid charred results. The end is always uneven shrinkage, well it's okay but not 'hot-air' perfect. I've been doing this for many years. The butane is portable and instant, soldering hot air gun has warm up time. I want something small so it fits into my crowded workspace.
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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2012, 06:53:52 am »
I use a butane flame torch, I have to move quickly from one side to another to avoid charred results. The butane is portable and instant, soldering hot air gun has warm up time. I want something small so it fits into my crowded workspace.

You can avoid the charred results by using a butane hot air tip instead of a flame tip. Same advantages of portable and instant, but more controllable.
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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2012, 06:59:14 am »
I just use my Atten 858D. Am I doing something wrong here?

Yes, you are assuming everyone owns a hot air soldering station   ;)
Hahaha ;D But besides that. I'm assuming its no harm using the station.
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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2012, 08:10:47 am »
I just use a plastic welding gun on low heat no warm up time and shielded nozzle can be attached if there is something sensitive near.
 

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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2012, 09:40:27 am »
Does it do something other than burn the butane if it's flameless?
 

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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2012, 10:09:22 am »
Does it do something other than burn the butane if it's flameless?

It is a catalytic combustion. First the catalytic material (IIRC platinum) is heated with the flame to a high temperature. Then the flame is cut off and the butane combusts flameless at the hot catalyst.
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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2012, 05:51:38 pm »
I use a butane flame torch, I have to move quickly from one side to another to avoid charred results. The end is always uneven shrinkage, well it's okay but not 'hot-air' perfect. I've been doing this for many years. The butane is portable and instant, soldering hot air gun has warm up time. I want something small so it fits into my crowded workspace.

Warm up time? Try a 858D, 0 warmup time
 

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Re: Flameless heat gun
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2012, 12:34:14 am »
Not portable.
 


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