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Old 04-06-2020, 08:57 AM
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Default Mini Heat Shrink Gun? Recommend one

Mini Heat Shrink Gun? I use a Porter Cable Heat gun to Shrink wire connectors and tubing .
Any recommendations for a quality mini Heat gun?
or is should I use other devices like a butane torch. I try to do most connections on my bench prior to installation but sometimes I have to re- wire in tight areas.
Lock down is giving me time to research solutions. Be safe everyone.
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I've used this one for years. (Well it doesn't really last years, but I get the same one when I need another) There's a few that are identical with a different name imprinted on the side. No difference. Good for tight spots.

The Mirco Therm Heat Gun features Piezo electronic ignition system providing flameless heat that is safe to use around chemicals or by wire bundles when using deflector.
  • Powered by refillable cell
  • Flame temperature up to 1300 deg F (650 deg C)
  • Ideal for work in the bilge where open flame should not be used

https://www.ancorproducts.com/en/702027




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been looking for one of these too- can't take my corded heat gun on the water for repairs. i don't really like the idea of a flame so "flameless" is key with the diffuser head at the end

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The Milwaukee Cordless one is pretty compact when you see it in person, smaller than it appears in pictures. Going to pick one up for when I rewire my contender.
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I have a good suggestion but this site has blocked it . O well. Google Weller 6966c.
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Wow. That Weller looks terrific . Likely last a lifetime
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Originally Posted by Newtauk1 View Post
Wow. That Weller looks terrific . Likely last a lifetime
I have been using that one since 1982. Has always worked perfectly
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I've had one of these for years, solders and heat shrinks as well as cuts and seals rope ends


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One caution on those mini butane torches. They tend to stay lit for a few seconds after you release the trigger. If you put it down too quickly, it can cause a fire.
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Went with the Weller. Have the Anchor one and it never worked well. Likely operator error
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Originally Posted by CR CRUISER View Post
One caution on those mini butane torches. They tend to stay lit for a few seconds after you release the trigger. If you put it down too quickly, it can cause a fire.
thanks for this!
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My Harbour freight has worked well for the past five years.

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