Top 3 Heat Gun 2021

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Which is the Best Heat Gun on the Market in 2021?

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 Wagner.

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 2000W Heat Gun

DeWalt 2000W 240V LCD Premium Heat Gun
134 Reviews
DeWalt 2000W 240V LCD Premium Heat Gun
  • Excellent temperature control and memory setting for consistent temperature requirements
  • Compact and lightweight for easy handling and use
  • Cone nozzle supplied
  • Fish tail surface nozzle supplied
  • Steel paint scraper for all applications supplied

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The DeWalt 2000w 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. Multiple nozzle attachments supplied with this Dewalt heat gun ensures it is fit for any task, and the stand allows for handsfree operation

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

DeWalt 2000W 240V LCD Premium Heat Gun
BLACK+DECKER 240 V 2000 W High Performance Variable Speed Heat Gun for Paint Stripping with Kitbox, KX2200K-GB
Wagner Heat Gun Furno 750 , 50°C - 630°C, 2000 W, memory function, airflow capacity 820 l/min, Digital LCD display, incl. concentrator, reflector, glass protection, wide nozzle, scraper, carry case
DeWalt 2000W 240V LCD Premium Heat Gun
BLACK+DECKER 240 V 2000 W High Performance Variable Speed Heat Gun for Paint Stripping with Kitbox, KX2200K-GB
Wagner Heat Gun Furno 750 , 50°C - 630°C, 2000 W, memory function, airflow capacity 820 l/min, Digital LCD display, incl. concentrator, reflector, glass protection, wide nozzle, scraper, carry case
Warranty
1 Year
1 Year
up to 3 Years
Operating Temperature (C)
50 / 600
85 / 640
50 / 630
Power (W)
2000
2000
2000
Stand Included
Rating
Reviews
134 Reviews
119 Reviews
61 Reviews
Price
£95.99
£49.99
£68.49
DeWalt 2000W 240V LCD Premium Heat Gun
DeWalt 2000W 240V LCD Premium Heat Gun
Warranty
1 Year
Operating Temperature (C)
50 / 600
Power (W)
2000
Stand Included
Rating
Reviews
134 Reviews
Price
£95.99
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BLACK+DECKER 240 V 2000 W High Performance Variable Speed Heat Gun for Paint Stripping with Kitbox, KX2200K-GB
BLACK+DECKER 240 V 2000 W High Performance Variable Speed Heat Gun for Paint Stripping with Kitbox, KX2200K-GB
Warranty
1 Year
Operating Temperature (C)
85 / 640
Power (W)
2000
Stand Included
Rating
Reviews
119 Reviews
Price
£49.99
Read Reviews & Buy Now
Wagner Heat Gun Furno 750 , 50°C - 630°C, 2000 W, memory function, airflow capacity 820 l/min, Digital LCD display, incl. concentrator, reflector, glass protection, wide nozzle, scraper, carry case
Wagner Heat Gun Furno 750 , 50°C - 630°C, 2000 W, memory function, airflow capacity 820 l/min, Digital LCD display, incl. concentrator, reflector, glass protection, wide nozzle, scraper, carry case
Warranty
up to 3 Years
Operating Temperature (C)
50 / 630
Power (W)
2000
Stand Included
Rating
Reviews
61 Reviews
Price
£68.49
Read Reviews & Buy Now

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BLACK+DECKER Heat Gun

BLACK+DECKER 240 V 2000 W High Performance Variable Speed Heat Gun for Paint Stripping with Kitbox, KX2200K-GB
119 Reviews
BLACK+DECKER 240 V 2000 W High Performance Variable Speed Heat Gun for Paint Stripping with Kitbox, KX2200K-GB
  • Glass Protection Nozzle
  • Reduction Cone - concentrates heat into a smaller area for tough applications
  • Wide Nozzle - for working on larger work pieces
  • 50mm Flat Scraper
  • Reflector Nozzle - for working around pipes or in enclosed areas

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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 variable heat settings between 85 – 640 degrees Celsius, this is useful depending on what you are trying to achieve, be it stripping paint or drying some fresh filler.

  • 3 Metre cord
  • Built-in stand
  • Variable temperature settings

Overall Product Description

The Black and Decker offering is the cheapest heat gun we have on review at less than £50! 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 3-metre cord. This heat gun features many elements of a more expensive models and comes with Black and Decker’s dependable name.

Wagner Heat Gun Furno 750

Wagner Heat Gun Furno 750 , 50°C - 630°C, 2000 W, memory function, airflow capacity 820 l/min, Digital LCD display, incl. concentrator, reflector, glass protection, wide nozzle, scraper, carry case
61 Reviews
Wagner Heat Gun Furno 750 , 50°C - 630°C, 2000 W, memory function, airflow capacity 820 l/min, Digital LCD display, incl. concentrator, reflector, glass protection, wide nozzle, scraper, carry case
  • The WAGNER Furno 750 electronic heat gun with LCD digital display for precise heat control from 50°C to 630°C and 6 air flow setting for a vast range of applications
  • Included accessories; concentrator nozzle ; reflector nozzle ; wide concentrator nozzle ; glass protection nozzle ; 5-in-1 detailed scraper tool
  • The digital display with memory function that has a Last setting recall. Great for larger tasks
  • Cool down mode with six air flow settings
  • Angle-LOC unique, sturdy carry case for hands free usage with heat gun and accessories storage

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The Wagner is a close second to the DeWalt when it comes to our best pick. This is due to it’s stand, precise temperature ranges and safety features.

This heat gun’s cool down mode provides 6 air flow settings, along with precise variable temperature ranges. This gun is great at reducing the risk of fire and maximises efficiency considerably.

  • Up to 3 Year warranty
  • Stand
  • 6 Air flow settings
  • variable Temperature settings

Overall Product Description

The Wagner Furno 750 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. Wagner really has that nailed with this product with the variable temperature range and cool down mode. 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 Wagner also offer upgradable warranty that is easily upgradable to a 3-year warranty. This gives the buyer confidence and shows that Wagner 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 Wagner 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 2000W Heat Gun

DeWalt 2000W 240V LCD Premium Heat Gun
134 Reviews
DeWalt 2000W 240V LCD Premium Heat Gun
  • Excellent temperature control and memory setting for consistent temperature requirements
  • Compact and lightweight for easy handling and use
  • Cone nozzle supplied
  • Fish tail surface nozzle supplied
  • Steel paint scraper for all applications supplied

Last update on 2021-01-21 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

The DeWalt 2000w 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. Multiple nozzle attachments supplied with this Dewalt heat gun ensures it is fit for any task, and the stand allows for handsfree operation

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
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About Mike Jones 182 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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