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  • Whats happened to the price of heat guns?

    Posted by Mark Johnston on April 6, 2023 at 9:34 am

    Is it just me or is the price of heat guns gone mental?
    i have just bought two guns from screwfix at £30 each for a budget brand I’ve “never heard of”.
    all others were £50-£80 each, but some £100-£200 and a couple of cordless ones at £300-£400 each.
    in the past there was a bunch of budget £16-£25, even the bosch and dewalt were £30-£40. it just seems extreme to me. or am I just getting tight?

    also, does anyone use cordless heat guns?

    Mark Johnston replied 10 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
  • 5 Replies
  • Jeff

    Member
    April 6, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    you are not far wrong mate. all these budget brands are as expensive as the previously priced premium brands of guns.

    i haven’t tried a cordless gun, so I cant comment there but £400! 😬

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    April 6, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    Cordless Heatguns.
    I have a Dewalt. I think I paid about £215.
    Handy for very SMALL jobs in remote locations with zero power.

    Definitely NOT for general day-to-day use and anyone that says they can wrap using one is either delusional or lying! 🤣

  • Simon Worrall

    Member
    April 8, 2023 at 12:01 am

    I would say its a symptom of the cheap Chinese production system falling apart.
    Things are going to be different now.
    Not just heat guns.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    April 9, 2023 at 10:58 am

    I just did a quick search on Amazon, Mark. I had to scroll down a fair bit till I got to the guns I normally buy as standard. Bosch and Dewalt. Bosch is still in their £30 range but the Dewalt has jumped up.
    The majority are as you said, unknown brands!

  • Mark Johnston

    Member
    April 11, 2023 at 8:09 am

    thanks for the replies guys.
    by the looks of it i think i will try amazon the next time. still plenty of junk brands but if i spend £35 i am at least im getting something like Bosch rather than the Chinese cheapo ones.

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