Heat Gun Name / Model Number: Ryobi 2 heat EHG 2002
Price Range (specify new or 2ndhand): new $40 approximately
Place of purchase: Bunnings
Length of warranty: 2 years
Power Consumption: 2000 watts
Fan Speeds: 1 fixed speed.
Heat Range (if applicable):two settings 600 deg and 60 deg
Length of service (how long have you been using, how long did it last?): The gun has been used for 3 months now (quite regularly) typical on time 15-20 minutes without a problem.
This appears to be a well built unit compared to the others I inspected. It is really only a single heat setting gun (the 60 degree setting is of no use for roasting). To adjust heat output, varying the height is the only option with a standard version of this gun.
I have modified mine to take an external triac controller to vary heat output with the Corretto and this works well.
Without modification, I would not recommend this unit for use with the Corretto - the variable heat output version (twice the price) would be a better option.
The 60 degree setting can be used to reduce heat output at the end of the roast to cool off the gun.