Description: The SparkFun Heaterizer XL-3000 heat gun is a handy tool that everyone should have. It’s great for heat-shrink, melting things, and even very basic low temp rework. The size is great for a lot of different applications and it heats up pretty quickly.
Based on 10 ratings:
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It does a great job on heat-shrink tubing. I used to shrink tubing with matches (!) Noe, using the Heaterizer XL-3000, my shrunk tubing is clean and even.
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Turn it on and it blows hot air, just as advertised. VERY hot air, I use mine mostly for desoldering SMT parts. It does a fine job, even with chips with thermal pads, large chips, transistors with heat tabs, connectors, etc. Also good for shrinking heat shrink tubing.
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It’s a basic small heater, the standard output temp is perfect for SMT, small parts (under 2 sq inches), heats up in under 10 seconds, and as a friend found out it’s a temperature great for vaporizing - though I’m not sure about the safety of the heating element.
With solder paste from kester and this baby, I can solder small boards in under a minute.
Nice double shrouded output makes it harder (but certainly not impossible) to burn yourself, heats up fast, output is very concentrated (which is a pro and con depending what you’re doing), great for heat shrink, softening plastic for moulding, would recommend.
Ive had this heater for 2.5 years and use it a lot. I have melted the body with my soldering iron, dropped it more than a few times on to hard floor, and I have used it for maybe a little longer than I should have a few times.
It works great for heating anything. Ive used it for smd, tubing, adhesive/paint removal and it works great.
Gets very hot, so if you need control, you might have to get something else.
Mine finally started cutting out today. When its hot, it wont start. Im sure I could fix it, but its time its replaced. 2.5 years of hard abuse for this price is worth it.
I really can’t complain, it gets hot real fast and it was really cheap. I bought it because I would love a cheap solution for SMT soldering, but either because my paste was a bit old or maybe because it is lead free. Anyway, for less than $15 I really can’t complain.
I have used the heaterizer to dry and outgas vacuum components, and it has performed well. With less than 5 hours running time, I can’t rate its longevity, but it has done well so far.
just as advertised, i’m very happy
Not so good for removing surface-mount components. It didn’t come close to melting the solder on the board I tried it on.
Sounds like it’s time to upgrade to a hot air station - https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10706