The Ryobi Variable Temperature Heat Gun features a 2-speed fan for a variety of applications. With temperature selections from 200Â°-1050Â°F, you have the perfect temperature for any material and surface. Easily remove paint, adhesives, caulk, putty and more with the concentrated heat output. This product is also ideal for thawing frozen pipes, drying plaster, loosening rusted bolts, and forming and bending metals.
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86%of customersrecommend this product44 of 51reviews
Rating Breakdown55 reviews
86%of customersrecommend this product44 of 51reviews
There are several features that I really like. 1. Best is the thermostat for output temp independent of the blower speed. (200°-1050°) 2. Two speed blower for larger or smaller air flow. 3. Designed to set on end to use hands for the object you are working on and not hold the gun. 4. Removable output nozzle shield to get into tighter spaces. 5. 2 attachments, one for pipe bending or heat shrink where you want the hot air to flow around an object and another nozzle end reducer. Overall good design and quality. I have used it a few times for heat shrink tubing and it works great. It was on sale when I bought it and was a great price for these excellent features.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, great features
I had never used a heat gun to strip paint before. I had always used chemicals. I found an old desk that had multiple coats of paint on it and wanted to get it stripped but didn't have a way to rinse the chemicals off because of the freezing temperatures outside. I will never use chemicals again!!! With the variable temperature setting I was able to find the perfect temperature and the paint came off in long ribbons with a putty knife without a mess. The built in stand is perfect; I wish more tools were engineered as well as this. The long cord is an added bonus. I will find many uses for this. This is the perfect example of one of those tools that you didn't know you needed until you purchased one. It's gong to make a lot of projects much easier.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 5 for 11 Amp Variable-Temperature Heat Gun
died after a year
PostedSeptember 20, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
I have two of these heat guns and one died the other day. The thermostat failed so the heat gun only get's luke warm. The heat gun maybe has a dozen hours on it. It doesn't get used very often. Generally I like ryobi but this is the first time something has failed. The 2nd one seems to be holding up.
Nice design. The heat adjustment control is simple, and the indicators are easy to see. The cord is reasonably long, and there are three slip-on tips to better control the air flow. I have another brand heat gun that I have used for sometime on various projects, but the Ryobi is a far nicer tool, with a better control design. Ryobi has always impressed me with the features, design, performance of their products for the cost.
This heat gun is under 70 bucks including tax. It melts layers of paint like Metallica melts faces. I am in the midst of a DIY project, stripping 40 wicked old shutters and re-painting them. This heat gun melts the paint so I can just basically wipe it off with a scraper, and we are talking about decades upon decades of paint over this house's accents. The house was built in 1860, and all the shutters are custom- fitted to the oddly sized windows. . \ This heat gun comes with attachments that enable me to get in between the shutter slats. The layers of paint bubble up almost immediately! When I think about all the paint stripper and brushes to apply paint stripper that I will NO LONGER have to purchase , this thing pays for itself, and I just have to say... a heat gun like this is a dwelling-owners must-have!!! And no, I was not paid for this endorsement. I am just a lady with a yen for tools and such.
Worked great for stripping multiple layers of paint off an old oak door. Really saved me some time. On sale for $30 is a great deal, although I don't think I would pay much more. Seems like quality construction and like the heat adjustments.
Pros: Powerful, Easy to Use, Light Weight
6out of6found this review helpful.
Review 10 for 11 Amp Variable-Temperature Heat Gun
I run a mfg facility and we use 2 of these heat guns for many hours per day. I've tried all of the other brands and know first hand that this Ryobi is by far the best quality on the market. Between it's heat capabilities and its durablity, no other heat gun compares!!
18out of21found this review helpful.
Review 12 for 11 Amp Variable-Temperature Heat Gun
The winter weather in PA froze my downspouts this year. I used the Ryobi heat gun to melt the ice and avoid water/ice damage. The ability to control the variable temperature proved to be handy while melting the ice. The sale price made this purchase all the better!
Pros: Easy to Use
1out of1found this review helpful.
Review 14 for 11 Amp Variable-Temperature Heat Gun
Got this when it was on sale for half off. Definitely a great purchase. Very good quality. This thing works great! I would recommend this over other industrial heat guns that come in a carry case and all that. You can buy a soft case for this one, which is what I did. There is a company on eBay who sells them. I love these newer green Ryobi products. Their Tek4 line is very innovative.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
0out of0found this review helpful.
Review 19 for 11 Amp Variable-Temperature Heat Gun
Bought this one on sale. Much better than the dual temperature one I had before. Also a lot safer too! The attachments are useful to have and the fact you can prop it up for hands free use is also totally a great feature.
Having the adjustable variable temperature control means I get total control of the unit and it also has a fail safe in there to protect the heat gun itself. I would recommend this to anyone. The only thing I wish it did had was maybe an LED readout gauge for the temperature but the old fashioned analog dial is good too. Sometimes simple is the way to go.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight