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October 21, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Grizzly H0800 Heat Gun Preview

There’s only so much you can say about a heat gun. Primarily, the concerns are focused on ergonomics and temperature flexibility. The problem with this is that, while you can certainly pay more for a heat gun that offers infinitely flexible temperature controls, you can also just back the thing off or move it closer to adjust your temperature as needed. Technique, in this case, trumps technology.

Grizzly H0800 1200W Heat Gun

There’s only so much you can say about the Grizzly H0800 heat gun. Primarily, the concerns are focused on ergonomics and temperature flexibility. The problem with this is that, while you can certainly pay more for a heat gun that offers infinitely flexible temperature controls, you can also just back the thing off or move it closer to adjust your temperature as needed. Technique, in this case, trumps technology.


The Grizzly H0800 het gun is a 1200 watt model that offers low (248 degrees F) and high (1094 degrees F) settings. It is adequately ergonomic, but doesn’t go overboard to make itself terribly comfortable in the hand. A large trigger/hand guard is nice and the tool isn’t overly heavy. There is, however no rubber overmold to make the grip any more comfortable and the whole device comes off feeling like a cheap hair dryer. It is also UL approved (or it wouldn’t be available in the States).

Heat guns can be used for a myriad of projects. You can use it to strip the paint off old siding in lieu of a blowtorch (yes, we have actually seen people torch a house to remove paint). You can remove adhesive floor tile, thaw frozen pipes (not PVC!) or even wax up some skis (for those of you who don’t live in snow-free southern climates).

For any of these projects the Grizzly H0800 heat gun will do an adequate job, though more robust units will allow for extended use without risking damage to the motor, something for which the 1200 watt Grizzly is not designed (though they do have an 1800 watt model).


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