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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87%of customersrecommend this product46 of 53reviews
Rating Breakdown57 reviews
87%of customersrecommend this product46 of 53reviews
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
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.
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
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.
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!!
My uses for a heat gun go beyond the normal. I use it wax sealing wood products that I make. So far I've found a number of other uses beyond this and have found this tool to be very valuable. Its a bit pricey but the variable temperature control rocks!
4out of4found this review helpful.
Review 14 for 11 Amp Variable-Temperature Heat Gun
I tried all of the temperature settings, and found that the 500 degree setting was all I needed for the job. I have a house from 1926, and decided to strip all of the paint from the exterior side of the front door. At first I used my sander, but found that this heat gun did a much quicker job. I used this heat gun almost continuously for 4 hours, and it worked great. And now for a fresh coat of paint.
7out of9found this review helpful.
Review 16 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.
Cons: Not Durable
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Review 17 for 11 Amp Variable-Temperature Heat Gun
I purchased a cheaper heatgun first (different brand too) and it quit working after a few short hours. I am stripping the paint off of old woodwork. I have put more hours on this one, and feel pretty sure that its gonna last a very long time. You can see and feel the difference in quality. The best thing about it is that you can control the heat. Much better than just a "high" or "low" which was either too hot or not enough. And you stand it up on end for cool down or to clean up your tools. The other gun didn't have that, which caused me to burn a small spot on my hardwood floor (negligence on my part). Hope this helps.
7out of13found this review helpful.
Review 18 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 19 for 11 Amp Variable-Temperature Heat Gun
Purchased to replace a discount store brand heat gun that failed far to soon. This unit is well made and extremely versatile with variable heat settings and stand alone feature for hands free use. Great value for the $$. Would purchase again.
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 20 for 11 Amp Variable-Temperature Heat Gun
A bit disappointed with this one. The fan has some vibration and excess noise at the high setting (more than other models I've tried). Compared the the $15 heat gun I got at HF, this doesn't have higher quality although the Ryobi has adjustable heat which is a plus. Only recommended if you need the adjustable heat.