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With a digital display, temperature settings from 120 degrees F to 1200 degrees F in 10-degree increments, and 10 airflow settings (from 8.8 to 17.6 CFM), this is the perfect heat gun for the truly anal user.  

Seriously, though, the wide range of temperature settings would make this pretty handy for delicate jobs.  The new gun will initially ship with a hard case, and a number of optional nozzle attachments (such as a spreader, concentrator, deflector, and reflector) are available.

Like most recent Bosch releases, it’s got some well-placed rubber to make the grip nice and comfortable.  We sorta miss the cool chrome plating on the old Bosch standby, the model 1942, though.  We also like 1942’s cool plate on top that lets you sit the gun on the workbench to cool, or to use.  Progress is progress, though.

One pre-order link’s up on Froogle already, listing a price of around $125.  Look for more soon.

Street Pricing [Froogle]

 

3 Responses to Preview: Bosch’s Digital Heat Gun

  1. Michael says:

    Seems like this heat gun would be perfect for desoldering surface mounted components.

  2. Steve Thompson says:

    Wow, that’s pretty cool (or pretty hot, I guess…). My trusty Milwaukee Lo/Hi heat gun has served me well over the years, but I have to say, I use it mostly for heat-shrink tubing on electronics harnesses and the like. In more delicate situations, like removing paint from a delicate surface, I spend more concentration flicking the heat on and off the surface in an effort not to do damage than I do being successful removing the finish. My first response to a “digital” heat gun was a little incredulous, but precise control could be valuable.

  3. Eli says:

    So if you were to set the gun at 425 degrees, cut a hole into the side of a metal toolbox, could you cook a frozen pizza in the shop? I guess we’ve got the next ‘doh’ of the week, “Cooking in the shop”. Grilled cheese on an iron doesn’t count, that’s cooking in your dorm room.

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