Top 3 Heat Gun 2019

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Which is the Best Heat Gun on the Market in 2019?

Heat guns! They are one of the tools that you end up using time and time again. From stripping paint, drying things, changing the flexibility of an item and the list goes on. The heat gun we have here at Tools Review is always in use, so much so it is hung from the wall. It’s a bit like glue, WD40 and a flat blade screwdriver, there is always a situation where it comes in handy and you think I wonder if that will be able to sort it?

In this review, we are looking at the range of heat gun on offer from DeWalt, Black and Decker and Bosch.

We take a look at some of the key features of each of the heat guns including safety features, operating temperature, weight and warranty. These are all things that we personally feel are important when looking at which heat gun is right for you. So sit back and enjoy as we take a look at the best 3 on the market today.

Our Top Pick – DeWalt 1800W Heat Gun

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DeWalt 1800W Heat Gun with 240V Dual Air Flow
81 Reviews
DeWalt 1800W Heat Gun with 240V Dual Air Flow
  • Durable design with added protection for the heating element
  • Light weight ergonomics and compact design for increased comfort and application use
  • Two air flows to maximise control in most applications
  • Large stable support stand to ensure safety in stationary applications
  • Two cone attachments as standard to increase the users versatility for specific applications

The DeWalt 1800w Heat Gun wins hands down over the competition. Whilst it is the most expensive, marginally, it offers an oversized heat adjustment dial, great for using gloves. A stand for handsfree operation also ensures it is fit for any task.

The DeWalt heat gun also features an overheat protection, any electrical tool that gets hot, poses a risk of fire or overheating and burning itself out. A heat gun by virtue of what it is poses even more of a danger. DeWalt has added an overheat protection to this great tool so that it protects itself and you.

  • Overheat protection
  • Stand
  • Large Dial
  • Dual air flows

Our Advice on using a Heat Gun safely

When using a heat gun it is important as with all power tools that this is done in a safe manner. A heat gun comes with some inherent threats to your safety and we need to make sure we address them before we start using one to ensure the safety of us and those around us.

Firstly PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), we need to ensure we protect our bodies from the heat and consequences of heating materials. Protective gloves that are heat resistant are a must for several reasons, firstly our hands are undoubtedly going to get in the way of the heat from the heat gun at some point. It’s not pleasant and the last thing you want is a burn to treat part way through the job at hand. The other reason is that whatever you are heating up is going to get very hot and if you touch that you are going to have the same issue, especially if the item is something such as metal which will conduct heat.

It is also advised to wear eye protection when you heat something up, you can never be quite sure how it will react to the heat. It could fracture and a piece comes flying towards your eye, there could be smoke or heat from it that get blown in the direction of your eyes, impairing your vision and causing further issues.

We need to also ensure that the clothing we are wearing is flame retardant, the last thing we want is something that is flammable, that has been near a fuel, etc that once things get hot and with the potential of a naked flame at some point could go up and cause us to be on fire.

Some of the heat guns we have on review have auto shut off features should they come too close to the item being heated up. This is great as it helps minimise the risk of a fire, but we also need to be mindful of where we choose to rest the heat gun to cool down. The three heat guns we have on review all feature stands which are perfect for this task, but if yours doesn’t make sure the surface you choose isn’t flammable, won’t change under excessive heat and is well out of the reach of children.

Please take safety seriously when using power tools and especially something that gets up to 600 degrees Celsius.

Quick Comparison of our top 3 Heat Guns

Bosch PHG 600-3 Heat Gun
DeWalt 1800W Heat Gun with 240V Dual Air Flow
Black+Decker KX1650-GB Heat Gun, 1750 W, 240 V, Black/Orange
Bosch PHG 600-3 Heat Gun
DeWalt 1800W Heat Gun with 240V Dual Air Flow
Black+Decker KX1650-GB Heat Gun, 1750 W, 240 V, Black/Orange
Warranty
3 Years
1 Year
1 Year
Operating Temperature (C)
50 / 400 / 600
50 / 600
460 / 600
Power (W)
2000
1800
1750
Stand Included
Rating
Reviews
119 Reviews
81 Reviews
353 Reviews
Price
from £80.99
£49.95
£16.10
Bosch PHG 600-3 Heat Gun
Bosch PHG 600-3 Heat Gun
Warranty
3 Years
Operating Temperature (C)
50 / 400 / 600
Power (W)
2000
Stand Included
Rating
Reviews
119 Reviews
Price
from £80.99
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DeWalt 1800W Heat Gun with 240V Dual Air Flow
DeWalt 1800W Heat Gun with 240V Dual Air Flow
Warranty
1 Year
Operating Temperature (C)
50 / 600
Power (W)
1800
Stand Included
Rating
Reviews
81 Reviews
Price
£49.95
Read Reviews & Buy Now
Black+Decker KX1650-GB Heat Gun, 1750 W, 240 V, Black/Orange
Black+Decker KX1650-GB Heat Gun, 1750 W, 240 V, Black/Orange
Warranty
1 Year
Operating Temperature (C)
460 / 600
Power (W)
1750
Stand Included
Rating
Reviews
353 Reviews
Price
£16.10
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BLACK+DECKER Heat Gun

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Black+Decker KX1650-GB Heat Gun, 1750 W, 240 V, Black/Orange
353 Reviews
Black+Decker KX1650-GB Heat Gun, 1750 W, 240 V, Black/Orange
  • 1750 W heat gun featuring two heat and airflow settings for better heat control depending on the application
  • Temperature range: 460/600 Degrees, air flow: 570/740 Litre per minute
  • Ideal for stripping paint, varnishes and adhesives as well as thawing frozen pipes or loosening rusted or seized nuts
  • Built-in stand to rest the tool to cool down after the application or for hands-free applications
  • 2 m long cable

The Black and Decker heat gun features a built in stand making it great for handsfree operation, in addition to cooling the tool.

It features two heat settings 460 and 600 degrees Celsius, this is useful depending on what you are trying to achieve, be it stripping paint or drying some fresh filler.

  • 2 Metre cord
  • Built-in stand
  • 2 temperature settings
  • Lightweight at just 360g

Overall Product Description

The Black and Decker offering is the cheapest heat gun we have on review at less than £25! It offers the ability to make use of variable temperature settings, place it on it stands for handsfree operation and cooling along with giving you a 2-metre cord. This compact little heat gun features many features of a more expensive model and comes with Black and Decker’s dependable name.

Bosch PHG 600-3 Heat Gun

Bosch PHG 600-3 Heat Gun
119 Reviews
Bosch PHG 600-3 Heat Gun
  • Article sort: Standard
  • Battery charger: Corded
  • Diy/Professional: Diy
  • Drive: Electric
  • Electronic: No

The Bosch is a close second to the DeWalt when it comes to our best pick. This is due to it’s 3 year warranty, stand, 3 temperature settings and safety features.

This heat gun will automatically cut the power if it gets too close to the material you are heating up, this is great and reduces the risk of fire considerably.

  • 3 Year warranty
  • Stand
  • Auto shut off
  • 3 Temperature settings

Overall Product Description

The Bosch PHG 600-3 heat gun offers the whole package! Safety is something we take very seriously at Tools Review if you’re not careful when using tools the safety of you and those around you are in jeopardy. Bosch really has that nailed with this product. If it gets too close to the item you are heating up it shuts off. It also has a stand which allows for establishing a firm base for handsfree working, this is important as sometimes you see people balancing heat guns in all sorts of unsafe contraptions to get the job done.

Aside from the safety aspect of the product Bosch also offer a basic 2-year warranty, that is easily upgradable to a 3-year warranty once registered online for absolutely free. This gives the buyer confidence and shows that Bosch stands by this and many more of their tools.

Conclusion

When it comes to power tools and heat guns specifically there are several things that we feel are important. Safety being number one, variable temperature settings and a stand. Being 3 of the best on offer at the moment they all offer a stand, variable temperature controls and a great degree of safety features. We have looked at each individually to find ones with great warranties, variety in temperature controls and much more.

This is probably one of the closest reviews we have done in terms of which gets our best pick award, it was a very close call between the DeWalt and Bosch models, the DeWalt pipped it to the post in the end. That isn’t to say the offering from Black & Decker isn’t any good, it is great value for money and a great addition to your tool collection.

Like our review of heat guns? Why not check out some of our others, you may like our Reciprocating Saw review.

Our Top Pick is the DeWalt 1800W Heat Gun

Sale
DeWalt 1800W Heat Gun with 240V Dual Air Flow
81 Reviews
DeWalt 1800W Heat Gun with 240V Dual Air Flow
  • Durable design with added protection for the heating element
  • Light weight ergonomics and compact design for increased comfort and application use
  • Two air flows to maximise control in most applications
  • Large stable support stand to ensure safety in stationary applications
  • Two cone attachments as standard to increase the users versatility for specific applications

The DeWalt 1800w Heat Gun wins hands down over the competition. Whilst it is the most expensive, marginally, it offers an oversized heat adjustment dial, great for using gloves. A stand for handsfree operation also ensures it is fit for any task.

The DeWalt heat gun also features an overheat protection, any electrical tool that gets hot, poses a risk of fire or overheating and burning itself out. A heat gun by virtue of what it is poses even more of a danger. DeWalt has added an overheat protection to this great tool so that it protects itself and you.

  • Overheat protection
  • Stand
  • Large Dial
  • Dual air flows

Last update on 2019-10-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About Mike Jones 123 Articles
I started doing DIY around the house and it soon developed into a hobby. I look for tools and products that are genuinely useful and get the job done. I enjoy writing product reviews, researching my buyers guides and putting tools through their paces. In my downtime, I like to run and I am a bit of a Netflix documentary geek.

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