Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Spacecrafter Works fine
I've only used it for shrink tubing so far but it works good for that. The stand arrangement for hands free use could be improved: it needs to be more stable. The weight and stiffness of the power cord tend to cause the tool to rock or tip over. This could be solved with a simple plate like on the Bosch tool (which costs twice as much). Overall I'm satisfied and confident it will work fine for stripping paint, bending pvc pipe and similar applications.
May 26, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tech User
It is ok not bad but the stand is not so good. It keep falling down.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Great tool
I have used this same type of heat gun in the past - Great item to have!!!
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by greenfinpopfish2 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TLIND187 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