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.
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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.
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.
just as advertised, i’m very happy