OMG How much fun are heat guns!!!!

My heat gun arrived this morning, all i had in mind for it was heat shrinking tube..

I got a circuit board 10 minutes later I had all the surface mounted components off the board :smiley: CPU's, USB connecters, resistors, you name it, so much fun
i've only just stopped stripping down boards lol, i'll be seeing my usage in the next electric bill!

Why did i not buy one of these months ago! (rhetorical i know) :smiley:

Sounds very useful - what heat gun did you buy? type? power consumption?
how about the gasses ? toxic or just bad smell?

i'll be seeing my usage in the next electric bill!

Time for some extra solar panels or a wind mill?

I bought it from ebay, it arrived in a box and postal wrapped.

The one i got was this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271052810318?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

1.6kwatts with a huge variable resistor on the back from low to high (almost set the PCB on fire with it... it's hot enough) for the price what can i say, it's half the price of anything you can buy from Australia.