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    ozito temperature variable heatgun

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    Hi all,

    My ozito heat gun died about a month ago...had it for 1 1/2 years, so went back to Bunnings to get it replaced (3 year warranty), and found that all they have now is a newer, temperature variable version.

    At first thought it was brilliant - no need for height adjustment - just dial in the right temp. However, when I put it to use, i found that the temp does not change much until you get to a certain point where it suddenly becomes too cool - so variation is not proportional enough.

    Just wondering if there is anyone out there who uses this same heatgun, and if it is meant to be like this or did i pick up a dodgy one?

    Ta.

    gavin.


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    Re: ozito temperature variable heatgun

    Gavin,

    I find mine fiddly. In the sense that there seems to be a point about which I have to make very small adjustments. I divided the range up into 10 segments, and after I hit second crack, I am adjusting the HG from between position 6.5 and 7. Having said that, it is possible to achieve your desired roast profile - it just might take a bit of getting used to.

    I am not sure of other peoples experience with the ozito.

    Good luck!
    Cheers,
    Ben

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    Re: ozito temperature variable heatgun

    They arent the best quality unit.

    Why not just put it on full blast and go back to height adjustments?

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    Re: ozito temperature variable heatgun

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C706D767C7D6A7F777C180 link=1248931156/2#2 date=1248932903
    They arent the best quality unit.

    Why not just put it on full blast and go back to height adjustments?
    It is easier for me to adjust temperature than height. Just depends on your setup

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    Re: ozito temperature variable heatgun

    I upgraded from the Ozito to a Bosch PHG 630 DCE after the first one started melting. The shop refunded the cost off the new Bosch. What a difference that has made for a measly $60-$70 more. I would not ever go back to a cheap heat gun. I love the fact that you dont have to adjust the height to change the temperature and the 10 degree increments are really quite accurate, plus you get the digital temperature screen.

    Alistair

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    Re: ozito temperature variable heatgun

    Quote Originally Posted by 5875706A6D78706B28190 link=1248931156/4#4 date=1248960443
    plus you get the digital temperature screen.
    Now would that be a Plasma or an LCD screen.....
    just luv this new technology

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    Re: ozito temperature variable heatgun

    Quote Originally Posted by 3C3B20273C3B30540 link=1248931156/5#5 date=1248961277
    Now would that be a Plasma or an LCDscreen.....
    Isnt it the new LED??
    But that would be a good hack, to be able to push the temp readout of the gun onto the computer screen at the same time rather than having to look else where to check.
    Has anyone got way too much time on their hands that they want to do this and potentially sacrifice a great HG?

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    Re: ozito temperature variable heatgun

    Yep, found the same.

    I put a review of it here:
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1164000407/0#20

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    Re: ozito temperature variable heatgun

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    thanks guys for the feedback.

    damn, looks like Ill have to either go to height adjustment or cough out the money for a more proportional temp adjustment rather than a stepped one. (great work by the way with that review, bassway). I have to say it was the 3 year warranty that did it for me with the Ozito. Hate to apy top $ and have it break 1 year and 1 week later. ::)

    gavin.



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