HT775 Heat Gun
PURCHASED FOR STRIPPING MARINE VARNISH FROM BOAT
I've never used a heat gun before to strip varnish from my boat and instead used heavy sand paper or chemical strippers. After watching some professionals use heat guns on their clients boats, I decided to give it a try.
I stripped and scrapped off the multiple coats of varnish covering a large hatch cover on my boat using the Wagner heat gun in about 2hrs of easy almost effortless work. Being a first time user, I made a couple mistakes and scorched the teak wood surface in a couple places before getting the hang of it. The scorch marks were easily removed during finish sanding.
I will be using this gun a lot in the future because it works so well and the cleanup afterward is so simple. The varnish scrapings are easily vacuumed up with a shop vac and there's no dust flying around or the need for more caustic chemicals to dissolve an already caustic substance.
This heat gun is truly a superior product that I wish I had been using 10+ years ago.
June 22, 2012
A solid, well-built, heat gun
For the price, you can not beat this Wagner HT775 Heat Gun. It is constructed and performs like the more expensive guns. Plus, it has a replaceable heating element that is simple to change, should it ever go out.
I used mine for the first time to heat shrink tubing on electrical wires. On the low setting, it took about 20 seconds to complete the heat-shrink process. I also used the low setting to soften and bend plastic tubing. On the high side, this thing will easily soften and strip paint as well. Neither have I had any issues about blowing a 15 amp fuse during continous use. Be sure to use the cool-down fan immediately after use (as described in the instructions) to prolong heating element. This thing gets hot FAST!
In addition, I purchased the Milwaukee/Wagner Accessory Tip Kit to use with my heat gun. These really come in handy for those more intricate jobs. And they fit like a glove.
February 17, 2012