Master Appliance HG-501D
The Master Appliance HG-501D boasts an innovative design that includes an extra-large, adjustable rear stand that keeps it stable when set down for cooling. It is capable of propelling hot air at an impressive 3,400 feet per minute.
The Tacklife HGP72AC offers several temperature settings between 122 and 1,022 degrees Fahrenheit, in addition to a dedicated cooling mode. It includes four nozzle attachments, one of which is an extension tube that is ideal for quickly igniting coals in a barbecue.
Designed specifically as a solder reworking station, the Noevsbig 8786 features a digitally controlled ceramic element that reaches operating temperature in 10 seconds or less. Even though it’s relatively small, it gets just as hot as many full-size models.
If you need something capable of very fine detail work, the ZeopoCase Mini is a good bet. Its small size and exhaust hole make it easy to direct the airflow exactly where you need it, though it doesn’t get as hot as full-sized models, which makes it less versatile.
The Porter-Cable PC1500HG has a dual fan speed selector, a variable temperature dial, and a rubber-coated grip that makes it comfortable enough to use all day. The 1,500-watt motor is capable of handling all kinds of tasks, including bending plastic pipes.
The three in one Berkling BSG-568 comes with various nozzle attachments, allowing it to be used as a heat gun, a mini blow torch, or a soldering iron. It runs on butane and lasts for an average of 90 minutes of use per refill.
The Steinel HL2020E comes with a full set of accessories, including a spreader, three reflector nozzles that protect glass, and plastic welding rods. Its winning features, though, are a microprocessor controller and an LCD that let you set very precise temperatures.
Despite its low price and compact size, the Tacklife HGP35AC can reach over 600 degrees Fahrenheit in seconds and stay there reliably. Because it’s so small, it’s suitable for intricate projects, such as detailed artwork and electronics repairs.
The compact Milwaukee 2688-21 is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and reaches working temperature in under six seconds. It features an intelligent temperature management system to ensure a long life for the heating coil.
The DeWalt D26960K is powerful enough to strip linoleum off floors, and to melt most other materials, allowing for versatile applications. It features a cord protector that keeps the wire from tearing away from the housing, making it suitable for contractor use.