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  • gonzob
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    XU1 mods - be careful!!

    Hi all.

    I thought I might put this in the heat guns sticky as it is a trap for young (inexperienced) players.

    I bought a XU1 to pull apart and separate the "heating" from the "blowing" so I could control the heat via PWM. In doing so I managed to blow up the unit. It's really a design defect, but unless you pull it apart the defect is unlikely to show up.

    See attached photo. It's the handle-end of the heating element. The over-temp cut-out is situated right next to one of the 240V terminals on the element. The terminals are riveted in place, but can be turned with slight pressure. The body of the over-temp cut-out is connected to the neutral line, so if the terminal with the black wire is rotated anti-clockwise enough to touch the cut-out switch, it short-circuits and blows the unit (and maybe also what you have connected to it). I think it happened to me because I pulled on the wires a bit when re-installing the element.

    So,
    if I hadn't pulled it apart, it wouldn't have blown up
    if the body of the cut-out wasn't metal and connected to the neutral line, it wouldn't have blown up
    if the cut-out was no-where near the active terminal, it wouldn't have blown up
    if the active terminal couldn't rotate, it wouldn't have blown up.

    Gonzo
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  • RobertHolmes
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    Heat Gun Name / Model Number: Bosch GHG 660 Professional
    Price Range (specify new or 2ndhand): $135 New ($140 List Price)
    Place of purchase: Sydney Tools
    Length of warranty: 12 Month
    Power Consumption: 2300W
    Fan Speeds: 10 (250-500L/min)
    Heat Range (if applicable): 50-660 deg. C in 10 deg. increments
    Length of service (how long have you been using, how long did it last?): 3 roast so far
    Notes: Toyed with the value of a "professional" model over the 630 for $100...think the great fan-speed control is worth it.
    Photo (if available):

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  • Dimal
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    Re: Information / Reviews of heat guns

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    Please Note: NO discussions in this thread....

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  • greencardigan
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    Re: Information / Reviews of heat guns

    Heat Gun Name / Model Number:  Ryobi EHG2002LED
    Price Range (specify new or 2ndhand):  $75 new
    Place of purchase:  Bunnings
    Length of warranty:  2 years
    Power Consumption:  2000W
    Fan Speeds: 2
    Heat Range (if applicable): 50 - 650 degrees variable
    Length of service (how long have you been using, how long did it last?):  1 week. No roasts.  :-/  Stopped working the first time I used it.
    Notes:  HG died when I turned it off after running it at 650 deg for a few minutes. A small whiff of smoke then it wouldnt go anymore. Will try again after warranty exchange.

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  • Dimal
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    Re: Information / Reviews of heat guns

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  • bassway
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    Re: Information / Reviews of heat guns

    Heat Gun Name / Model Number: Ozito OZHG2000WAK
    Price Range (specify new or 2ndhand): $40 New
    Place of purchase: Bunnings
    Length of warranty: 3 Year
    Power Consumption: 2000W
    Fan Speeds: 2 (250 L/min 450 L/min)
    Heat Range (if applicable): 70 - 600 degrees C (claimed see below)
    Length of service (how long have you been using, how long did it last?): Just got it.

    Notes:

    Well finally, a cheap variable heat gun. And thats exactly what you get.
    The low setting is useless. Even on the hottest setting you stick you hand in front of it.

    The variable heat settings are not linear. The dial turns through 12 of the tear drop shapes. I stuck a thermocouple on the end and here is what I got (high fan setting):

    0 - 60C
    2 - 100C
    4 - 230C
    6 - 270C
    8 - 340C
    10 - 410C
    12 - 480C



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  • Dimal
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    Re: Information / Reviews of heat guns

    Off topic replies have been moved to [link=http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1206851160]This Thread[/link]

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  • beanz4brainz
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    Metabo HE2000.

    Well, someone had to do it.

    Heat Gun Name / Model Number:   Metabo HE2000.
    Price Range (specify new or 2ndhand):   Lots, $180+ new.
    Place of purchase:   I got this off the Evil One for under $80.
    Length of warranty:   One year with an extra two years if you register on the Metabo web site.
    Power Consumption: 2000W.
    Fan Speeds:   3.    250/270/500lt/min.
    Heat Range (if applicable):   50-600*C.
    Length of service (how long have you been using, how long did it last?):   Since late 11/07.   done about 10 roasts.
    Notes:   Made in Switzerland. (yes, you read it right, Switzerland!)   If this lasts as long as the Swiss hammer drill I bought in 1977, Ill beat it to the grave.   Pros - plastic heat shield that protects the element, is removable.   Two removable air inlet filters.   Infinitely variable heat setting.   Cons  - The same infinitely variable heat control (sliding potentiometer) is too stiff to get to the same position with any accuracy (I use it flat out to avoid variation).



    b4b.






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  • Dimal
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    Re: Information / Reviews of heat guns

    Off topic replies have been moved to [link=http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1198760060]This Thread[/link]

    Cmon guys..... This is an Information Thread only, if/when you would like to discuss the pros or cons, or any other aspect of the use of heatguns please start a new thread in the general NON-Sticky area,

    Thanks,
    Mal.

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  • TC
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    Re: Bosch vs Makita HGun

    Off topic replies have been moved to [link=http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1196723544]This Thread[/link]

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  • runfast
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    Bosch vs Makita HGun

    Bosch PHG630DCE vs Makita HG1100

    Any observations re pros cons?

    Makita (139$)

    Features:
    • 2,000W of flameless heat
    • Variable temperature control 100–600°C
    • 2 speed blower fan
    • Perfect for stripping paint, varnish and many other applications
    • Ceramic core protects the heating element

    Specifications:
    • Air Temperature: 100-600°C
    • Air Volume - Hi 500L/min
    • Air Volume - Lo 300L/min
    • Amps: 8.5
    • Watts: 2,000W
    • Overall Length: 254mm
    • Net Weight: 0.6kg
    • Power Supply Cord: 2m

    Includes:
    • Filter cartridge
    • Hose
    • Paper bag x 1
    • Disposable plastic waste bag x 1

    Bosch (105$)

    Features:
    • Digital display for temperature display
    • Temperature control via buttons: operating comfort
    • Softgrip
    • Bosch Thermal Stop: unique overload protection
    • Removable protective pipe
    • 3-stage switch for one-handed operation
    • Stationary working also possible
    • Free selection: air flow and temperature independent
    • Temperature is easy to control
    • All switches are easy to reach by hand

    Specifications:
    • Power input: 2.000 W
    • Temperature: 50 – 630 °C
    • Airflow: 150 / 300 / 500 l/min
    • Machine weight: 0,9 kg

    12 MONTHS WARRANTY

    Runfast

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  • Dimal
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    Re: Information / Reviews of heat guns

    Off topic replies have been moved to [link=http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1176799309/0]This Thread[/link]

    Please keep this thread for its intended purpose, i.e. detailed reviews of specific Heat Guns in the same vein as has already been done,

    Thanks,
    Mal.

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  • wrstikoff
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    Re: Information / Reviews of heat guns

    Heat Gun Name / Model Number: XU1 / XHG-501
    Price Range (specify new or 2ndhand): $15
    Place of purchase: Bunnings
    Length of warranty: 12 months
    Power Consumption: 1800W
    Fan Speeds: 2 (380 & 650 L/min)
    Heat Range (if applicable): 300 & 600
    Length of service : This 0ne 10 roasts, previous one - lost count but I heavily modified it in an attempt to get more air through it, it still works (read heats up).
    Notes: I also have a spare one.
    Photo (if available):


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  • Toad
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    Re: Information / Reviews of heat guns

    Heat Gun Name / Model Number:  Ozito HGG-911K
    Price Range (specify new or 2ndhand):   $35.00 (approx) new
    Place of purchase: Bunnings
    Length of warranty: 3 years
    Power Consumption: 2000W
    Fan Speeds: I/II  
    Heat Range (if applicable): 300/500 degrees C
    Length of service (how long have you been using?): One month.
    Notes:

    I bought this gun becuase it was cheap & has the 3 year warranty.

    I noticed a lot of chaff being sucked into the gun when roasting, so I cut up a length of stocking & placed this over the air inlet - now I just have a paintbrush handy to occassionally brush the chaff off the stocking.

    Low heat setting appears to be too cool.

    I now just use the high setting, and adjust the height of the gun and/or the position of the desk fan to get the right heating.

    Photo (if available):  

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  • bolb
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    Re: Information / Reviews of heat guns

    Heat Gun Name / Model Number:..... Bosch - Model #PHG 630 DCE
    Price Range (specify new or 2ndhand):.... New , no idea of price as it was a christmas present
    Place of purchase:..... no idea
    Length of warranty: ..... 2-Year Replacement Warranty (still waiting on receipt from my brother)
    Power Consumption:... 2000W
    Fan Speeds:.... 3 settings - High 500 L/Min, Med 300 L/Min, Low 150 L/Min
    Heat Range (if applicable):.... Fully variable to 630 C, low speed 50 C, med & high 50 - 630 C
    Length of service (how long have you been using, how long did it last?):.... Nearly 1 month (started boxing day) and still going strong!
    Notes:.... Great gun, Fan stays on high and i start roast at 630 C and when 1st crack starts i drop it to 550 C and then let the beans coast from there.
    It has + and - buttons at the rear for setting temp as you use it, element cannot be seen which gives very even roast, the last gun i had, had an open end so you could see the glow on the beans and this seemed to result in some beans with scorch marks and a more uneven roast.
    Have completed about 10 roasts (450-500g each) so far without problems.
    Also note the sophisticated shoelace helping to keep the gun in position on my bottle capper!!

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