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    I am considering a heat gun (for home use). Probably won't see too much use.
    I don't need or want a $150 - $300 gun.
    My research has led me to the DeWalt D29650. Seems like a good gun for the price. The only thing missing is the LCD/LED readout, but those seem to be only on the high priced guns and I don't think I really need it.
    https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-D26950-Heat-Gun/dp/B00307B4P0

    The Seekone seems to be a good alternative for much less money with basically the same features.
    https://www.amazon.com/SEEKONE-Heat-Gun-Hot-Air/dp/B078S5QMFG

    Anyone have any experience with either of these or any other recommendations (in the same price range)?
     
  2. Ron H

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    I bought one at ACE Hardware pretty inexpensive some years ago, does just fine for the dozen times I've used it and never set it on high heat as the low setting has always done enough for what I've used it for.
     
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      Same experience here. I believe the Ace brand is the same as the Sears . I've had an excellent experience with our heat gun from Ace as well . It's most often used as a paint removing tool . Anything hotter and there is Mapp Gas and then the welder comes out
       
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        Lol, maybe we should alert the Gorilla Glue hair gal - this is NOT a hair dryer.
         
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        • Don selleck

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          bought one at harbour freight 8 years ago used it more than i was planning still works fine.
           
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          • Sahara

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            I bought a cheapie at the hardware store years ago. Use it WAY more then I thought I would. Best thing ever for heat shrink tubing. Also use it on low to heat spray paint cans and the surface that I’m painting. Works slick.
             
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              I used on HF unit for 15 years before it died, on #2 and it has been going strong for 4 years so far.
               
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                Was in the same boat a few months back, didn't want an LCD one..wanted a simple hi/low heat gun...I rarely venture into harbor freight, decided to pick up one of their $15 guns and honestly it does the job pretty good. Definitely feels cheap in the hand but it puts some heat out!
                 
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                • Fran Blacker

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                  On sale or coupon at HF $10.
                   
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                    i used mine alot for prepping parts for paint dries the wax and greese remover and helps bond and dries the paint too. I use a temperature infra red gauge too then i can see when the part nice and warm.
                     
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                      Gorilla glue sowbeast had her Go fund me account frozen.. Seems as if she was a liar.... What a shock huh...
                       
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                        NEVER try to dry your hair with one of these... It was a long time ago and I was very young........
                         
                      • Ironbuilt

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                        I have a Dewalt that I bought quite a few years ago. I like all of the attachments and the carrying case, but it was expensive then. Almost $100 if I remember correctly. It works great for shrink tube, removing vinyl decals and stickers and warming surfaces before working. I have no complaints. Prior to that I had an ancient Craftsman that needed a cord and was all banged up, so I replaced it.
                         
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                        • Ranger16

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                        • Sahara

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                          I’m not trolling you or in any way trying to be rude when I say that I think you’re over thinking it. The temperature is more controlled by distance from the part: close = hot, far = not as hot. Mine has high and low, never needed more then that and I use it at least weekly for several years now.
                           
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                            I bought this one a couple years ago after my elcheapo burned up. Been working good so far.

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                              I would stay away from the LCD heat gun, that's just more that can break. BTW, they ALL have auto cool down mode. It's called OFF.
                               
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                                I had bought these when I had my shop in the sixty's there still working very good have three of them the first one I had bought had a toggle switch shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcQfrlrBroOspgXb58C5JRF-PIZWxMqm4AGfujHlZyVbH59nsCsj.jpg image_1909_1.jpg MasterAppliance-32612_35245_DV_WebXL.jpg have many different tips also for them 415-Z.jpg use this one for plastics and vinyl repairs dash ,door trim moulds etc.
                                 
                              • Ranger16

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                                Good point Ironbuilt. I had thought of that.
                                The auto cool down, I think turns off the heat, but the blower continues to run to not only cool down the gun, but whatever you heated up as well. That said, I'll take your advice and go with Seekone.

                                Guilty as charged. I tend to do that a lot.

                                Thanks for all the input guys.
                                 
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