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HF Industrial Heat Gun - on sale 50% off

MikeGMikeG Posts: 174
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum

I saw a flyer today where this will be $24.95, running Oct 16 - 22nd.  I paid $50 for mine with no regrets.   It's a great lump lighter with a metal nozzle that you can jam a few inches down into the fuel load.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1600-watt-heavy-duty-dual-temperature-heat-gun-1000-1100-66098.html

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,594
    This is the one I use to start my egg (when I'm in a hurry - normally I use a propane torch). 

    http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-watt-dual-temperature-heat-gun-572-1112-96289.html

    It's $13. I try not to leave it in the lump because it doesn't take long before you have a huge inferno.
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    Awesome! I just burnt up my $18 ace hardware gun.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • MikeGMikeG Posts: 174
    This is the one I use to start my egg (when I'm in a hurry - normally I use a propane torch). 

    http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-watt-dual-temperature-heat-gun-572-1112-96289.html

    It's $13. I try not to leave it in the lump because it doesn't take long before you have a huge inferno.

    Not in the same league.  The industrial model is all metal with a screw-in 6" round base plate so it rests on the ground nozzle up. 


     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,594
    MikeG said:
    This is the one I use to start my egg (when I'm in a hurry - normally I use a propane torch). 

    http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-watt-dual-temperature-heat-gun-572-1112-96289.html

    It's $13. I try not to leave it in the lump because it doesn't take long before you have a huge inferno.

    Not in the same league.  The industrial model is all metal with a screw-in 6" round base plate so it rests on the ground nozzle up. 


     

    Yeah, you're right.  I had one like yours for years....it's commercial duty - all metal.  Broke one day and I bought this one, which is pricy:

    http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-D26960-LCD-Heat-Gun/dp/B003079A56/ref=pd_cp_hi_2

    But didn't want to trash it, so I picked up the harbor freight cheap-o gun, and I've been using it in dirty jobs (paint removal, starting the egg, etc) for about a year and it's worked fine for $13.  It may not last, but it's cheap.
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • MikeGMikeG Posts: 174

    The HF model has a crude temp control system - just a (barely) adjustable air intake grid that one restricts by twisting a plate and tightening a too-small lock knob.

    Really, it only runs on 'high' which was fine for my usage.

    It does have a run-cool setting which kills power to the heat coil and that is useful for force feeding air into the Egg's air intake when you are in a hurry.

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,594

    MikeG said:

    It does have a run-cool setting which kills power to the heat coil and that is useful for force feeding air into the Egg's air intake when you are in a hurry.

    That's cool.  I wouldn't have to break out my leaf blower as much.
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  • subrostudsubrostud Posts: 4
    Harbor Freight Tools has a Drillmaster 1500 for $12.99:
    1500 Watt Dual Temperature Heat Gun (572°/1112°)
    Drill Master - item#96289
     
    Will buy soon and post results. Looflighter had too many negative reviews and this one is only $13!
    Subrostud

     


  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,594
    I have one of those...works fine.  I don't like using my $80 DeWalt heat gun starting lump, specially under the influence of adult beverage.  Mostly anymore I just used a propane torch.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,103
    In am actually loving my bge electric starter over the mapp torch method.
    Fortunate my outlet is close by
    Seattle, WA
  • StreetgliderStreetglider Posts: 104
    Won one in an auction at work (paid $7.50), use it to give my electric BGE starter a little extra umph,

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