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Heat Guns and Torches
What are heat guns?
Heat guns are specialized tools that are designed to emit high levels of concentrated heat to handle a variety of jobs. Available in a variety of styles these tools are made to project heat or pinpoint it in order to perform tasks that other tools simply cannot compete with. Some heat guns are mountable and stationary while others are made to be held when operated. One of the best aspects of heat guns is the variable amount of heat that they can offer. With multiple settings for heat, you are sure to find the heat gun that best suits your specific needs.
What are torches?
Torches are heat emitting devices that use a real flame or heated tips rather than a projection of heated air in order to complete heat-related tasks. This type of tool can vary greatly from one style to the next and for good reason. The flame projection torches offer different capabilities than the heated tip torches. In this way, you are able to find the torch that is ideal for your applications.
"Available in a variety of styles these tools are made to project heat or pinpoint it in order to perform tasks that other tools simply cannot compete with."
Where are these products implemented?
Heat tools are implemented in just about any environment that deals with electrical connections that require a high degree of protection. Beyond that, heat tools offer an enormous amount of abilities making them suited for just about any application. Heats are equally useful in new installations as well as when replacing parts or performing maintenance. If you have damaged heat tools or broken heat tools then these are the perfect replacement tools for you. Heat tools can be used with heat shrink, heat shrink ring terminals, heat shrink fork terminals, heat shrink disconnects, and more. The next step is to look at what types of heat tools are available.
What types of heat guns and torches are available?
The great thing about heat guns and torches is that there is a wide variety of styles in order to handle a range of applications. To know which of these tools is best suited for your needs, we will need to take a look at each type of tool and where they excel. Below you will find a list of the tool types we carry as well as a brief explanation of each type.
Heat guns are tools that project a heated flow of air from the opening at the front of the tool. This heat is no joke and can reach temperatures exceeding 1000°F or 540°C. These tools are useful for a wide range of functions which we will cover in more detail below. This type of heat tool does not make direct contact with any material during its operation, so it is not useful for things such as soldering. Do not worry, we have tools for soldering.
Torches are similar to heat guns in that they both project heat with the main difference being that torches actually use a flame rather than heated air. That may sound as if they do the same thing, but I assure you, they do not. The flame a torch uses carries different properties than that of heated air and as such offers different abilities. For one, a torch can be concentrated more directly whereas a heat gun will cover a wider surface area. It all boils down to the specific applications you have in mind.
These heat tools are the only ones that require direct contact with a material in order to work properly and for good reason. Ultra-torch heat tools are often used to solder, pinpoint heat, and even remove surface components. One of the best aspects of this type of tool the numerous attachments that you can add to the front of the tool. Each one offers a unique ability and helps to make this tool even more versatile. To see the attachments for these tools, just click (here).
How hot can these tools get?
The exact range of heat that each tool offers varies greatly from one tool to the next. Some tools may offer 1000°F or 540°C while others heat guns and torches may offer 500°F or 260°C. This is done so as different applications call for different amounts of heat and as such, different heat guns and torches. So, in order to get the proper tool for your task, you will need to know what each tool can offer. You can find that information on our spec sheet which is located (here). Although each tool varies in how much heat it can produce, the highest heat from any tool here is 2500°F or 1300°C.
What jobs can heat guns handle?
Heat guns can handle a surprisingly large number of tasks when compared to other tools. Tasks such as spot drying, removing surface components, shrinking heat shrink, bending plastics, defrosting, drying, curing, and so much more. This is why so many professionals turn to Pacer’s heat guns as a long-term solution. Most commonly, people use these types of heat guns for activating heat shrink. They are perfect for use on production lines where heat guns can perform multiple daily tasks. Our heat guns are known for their reliable repeatable performance as well as the fact that they are ideal for field service. When selecting heat guns, make sure to consider the highest temperature that you may need and use that to determine which heat gun is right for your applications.
What kinds of jobs can torches handle?
Torches are designed to handle an impressively large number of tasks. More so than many category of tools out there. When it comes to torches, the tasks that they can perform include soldering, pinpoint heating, removing surface components, and even forming plastics. So, you can see by that list that these torches are some of the most versatile tools you will find on the market. They are commonly employed in field service project as they are small enough to fit into a pocket. Additionally, they are lightweight, built for durability, and extremely easy to use.
What industries use Pacer’s heat guns & torches?
Pacer’s heat guns can be found in use in such industries as marine, automotive, transportation, database management, solar, power management, and more. This shows just how trusted these heat guns and torches really are. The fact that they are trusted by so many people across so many industries all across the world speaks for itself. Our heat guns are so useful and trusted in fact that you will additionally find them in such areas as marinas, repair shops, industrial job sites, and even private garages. Pacer even uses both heat guns and torches in our production facilities due to their high level of quality as well as their ability to perform multiple tasks.
Why choose Pacer?
Pacer has spent over forty years in the wire and cable industry and has used to time to become a trusted partner to major boat builders and everyday boaters alike. In that time, we have cultivated a catalog of the highest caliber, making sure to only include the best of the best. Each product we offer has undergone a series of tests to ensure it meets our high standards. You can rest assured knowing that each tool you see here has been tested and then tested again. When you see Pacer on your products, you know that you have quality.