Protecting Heat Guns

This week's tip is from Tintslt ~
Protecting Heat Guns:

For all those that have to buy a new heat gun every six months.... Get some of that black foam pipe wrap at any home center. Use a piece on top, a piece on the rear handle, and a piece on the front handle/underside. Affix with black electrical tape or cable ties. Trim out a hole for the on/off switch. The foam absorbs the shock if the heat gun is dropped. This keeps the ceramic element from breaking. My heat guns last 2 to 3 times longer this way. Now all I need to do is figure out a way to keep from burning thru the cheap cords. Some of the better heat guns have silicon cords which really resist the heat. Trying to take apart a milwaukee or B/D and replace the cord is futile, its usually best to trim the cord real short, stick a replacement plug on the end, and just go about your business. | Tinter's Forum

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