How Much Does a Heat Gun Cost?
A heat gun is a type of device used to emit a stream of hot air. A heat gun is very similar in shape and build to a typical hair dryer, but it runs at a much higher temperature. This device is often used in physics, science and other types of laboratory or shop settings. Heat guns are also used as a handy tool inside a house as they can be used to dry and strip paint; dry out damp wood; and bend and weld plastic. Heat guns are also used in electronics industry to de-solder circuit board components. The cost of a heat gun will all depend on the brand, the output and where you purchase it.
How much is it?
- On average, a heat gun can cost anywhere from $15 to $180.
- A digital heat gun that will give an accurate temperature reading can cost $30 to $135.
- A smaller heat gun that is designed for crafts can cost $15 to $40.
- An embossing heat gun that can create designs when used can cost anywhere from $11 to as much as $30 depending on the brand. These guns are often used for crafty projects and even invitation envelopes.
- A heat gun that is used for crafts, similar to the embossing heat gun can range anywhere from $6 to as much as $30. Again, this will depend on the size and the brand.
- A cost efficient gun such as the Wagner Power Products 503008 retails for $22 to $30. A higher end brand such as the DEWALT D26960 retails for $77 to $170.
- HomeDepot.com is one of the go-to stores for home improvement projects; they sell heat guns through their site that have different power outputs. The price for these products are range from $23 to $170.
- Another eCommerce store such as MyToolStore.com offers different heat guns that have varying power outputs and sell for anywhere from $65 to $153.
What are the extra costs?
- Optional accessories can be considered when purchasing a heat gun such as jets that can be placed as an attachment. These jets can include a wide jet, halfond, reduction, and plain jet.
- Most heat guns come with a carrying case, but some do not. Purchasing one can be an additional expense.
- Some heat guns may require a lighter in order to get starter. If this is the case, lighters will be considered an additional expense as well.
What is going to be included?
- There are heat guns that are sold in a set that includes several attachments which can make the task easier. These added tools include wide jet, reduction jet, scraper heads and a cradle where you can place your heat gun.
Top brands to consider:
- Central Tools
- Sammons Preston
How can I save money?
- To save money, try to assess the projects for which you will use the heat gun. The more power it produces, the more expensive it can get. For smaller projects, you can just purchase a heat gun that can produce adequate heat.
- Consider purchasing commercial grade heat guns used. Since these can get rather expense, purchasing one used can save as much as 50%.