Heat Guns Safety tips
Although safer than using a naked-flame blowlamp, care is still required when using a heat gun. Specific point are:
* Because of the power of these tools (up to 2000W), when an extension lead is necessary, only use a lead rated at 10 amp or greater and always completely unwind the lead.
* Never obstruct or cover the air inlet grills. If the air flow is reduced the heat gun will overheat and possible catch fire.
* Never operate the heat gun with the outlet nozzle hard up against a surface, this will reduce the air and can have the same effect as obstructing the air inlet grills,
* Do not use a heat gun near inflammable materials.
* Always switch the tool off before putting it down on any surface.
* Allow the tool to cool before storing it.
* Do not place the nozzle next to anything whilst it is hot.
* Never touch the hot metal nozzle with clothing or skin.
* Do not use for stripping lead-based paints.
* Do not allow any paint to stick to the nozzle - and if some paint does stick, allow the gun to cool down and remove the paint.
* Do not look down the nozzle while the gun is turned on.
* Do not insert anything down the nozzle with the gun.
Aug 27, 2008 |
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