Milwaukee Variable Temperature Heat Gun with LED Digital Display-8988-20 - The Home Depot
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Model # 8988-20

Internet # 100609355

Variable Temperature Heat Gun with LED Digital Display

Milwaukee Variable Temperature Heat Gun with LED Digital Display

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$153.40 / each


Model # 8988-20

Internet # 100609355

This Variable Temperature Heat Gun offers a range from 90 to 1050 degrees Fahrenheit. With LED readout technology, you can monitor the temperature via a digital display. It shows temperatures in increments of 10 degrees.

  • 12.5 amp motor
  • Ceramic-encapsulated heating element for maximum tool life
  • Ease of use with 1-handed operation
  • Easy-grip handle for better control
  • Lightweight design at less than 3 lbs.
  • Upright stationary use with pads on the back cap and lower handle
  • Three controlled air volumes of 7.06, 8.83 and 15
  • 8 ft. cord for your convenience
  • 5-year manufacturer warranty
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Assembled Depth (in.) 
10.75 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
3.88 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
11.5 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
10.75 in 
Product Height (in.) 
3.88 in 
Product Width (in.) 
11.5 in 
Air volume (cu. ft./min.) 
Amperage (amps) 
BTU Heat Rating 
0 Btu/h 
Case Included 
Color Family 
Cool Down Cycle 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type 
Heat Gun 
Minimum Temperature (F) 
Power Tool Product Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
2.94 lb 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,ETL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
5 Years 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by If you are a Professional, these are the best guns for you. I understand people who think a heat gun is a heat gun, but when you use a heat gun day in and day out, for sometimes hours on end, only those built to the highest of standards will last very long. These Milwaukee guns are just that. SImply the best. Sure, a 30 dollar gun will do some of the same things, but it won't usually give you variable temperature control, nor create temps in the 1000+ degree range, which is necessary for certain type projects that we do in my business. We will only use Milwaukee guns in my business. One in particular we have had for over ten years. Still works like new. Our guns are used heavily, for hours at a time. No 30 dollar gun will stand up to that abuse. Heating elements will fail very quickly on cheap guns. That's why they're cheap. They are meant for a homeowner doing simple little projects. They are NOT commercial guns. These are. You may pay a lot more than you think you should, but you get a lot more gun than you even realize. A commercial grade Milwaukee gun is not necessary for simple heating tasks. If that's what you need a gun for, then buy a cheap one. If you want a gun that will last for years and years, be able to deliver variable temperatures for different type projects, and be able to run at over 1000 degrees for hours at a time, then this is the gun to buy. January 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 8988-20 Just about my only option for separating and resealing expensive headlights. Expensive, but performs exactly as-advertised. Only problem? Shocked that a heat gun that costs nearly $200 doesn't come with a case. October 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Unimpressed I bought the Model 8988-20 Milwaukee Heat Gun because I have occasional needs around my house (heat shrink, adhesive removal, etc). Since I had a Gift Certificate, I thought why not get the top-o-the-line from Milwaukee. It is very light weight and seems to be very well built and I really like the digital read out of the temperature. However, to me, the air velocity seems to be low. Maybe that's the way it is for all Heat Guns; I have nothing to compare it to. I have used it to strip some paint and shrink some electrical heat shrink with no problems. I am curious to see how well it can solder a copper pipe. In all, I would say that I am unimpressed for the money. I'm sure cheaper versions with variable temperature would probably perform as well, but you may not get the digital temperature gauge. May 30, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by works well.... the heat gun works well as it should the only bad part is when increasing heat the little lever that you use can be improved February 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by price! yikes! A heat gun is a heat gun is a heat gun to me!!! Same exact thing for 30 dollars on the shelves. Ive used said 30 dollar gun over a hundred times, medium and high setting, on and off button, gets hot enough to burn drywall, studs, boil cured paint and just about anything else in seconds!! never any problems...just not sure I would pay all that extra money for....?? April 2, 2010
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