26 Jun A Cordless Heat Gun from Makita
Any woodshop working with thermoplastics knows how handy a heat gun can be. They’re also great for removing paint during restoration work, bending some species, and helping paint, adhesives, and epoxies to dry or cure faster. The new Variable Temperature Heat Gun from Makita (item XGH02) adds the convenience of a cordless power source to this handy tool. It offers more than 21 minutes of continuous runtime on high when equipped with one of Makita’s 18V LXT® 6 Ah batteries (sold separately), and up to 30 minutes on low. It also delivers variable temperature up to 1,022°F, and a variable air flow of 4.2 to 7.1 CFM. It is a cordless solution for a wide range of applications including parts wrapping, stripping lacquer or varnish, thawing frozen pipes, loosening tile and putty, re-melting adhesive, removing stickers, and waxing or de-waxing. Convenience features include a trigger switch with lock-on and lock-off functions, an LED light, a rubberized soft grip for comfort, and a compact and ergonomic design at only 6-5/8″ long. It weighs only 2.9 lbs. with the 6.0Ah battery installed. The XGH02 is compatible with various nozzle accessories and comes with a 3-year limited warranty. Makita is also introducing a cordless heat gun without the variable feature (XGH01). That unit provides a maximum temperature of 1,022°F and maximum airflow of 7 CFM.