Black & Decker HG1300 Heat Gun User Manual
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEAT GUNS
- Remember that hidden areas such as those behind walls, ceilings, floors, soffit boards, and other panels may contain flammable materials that could be accidentally ignited when stripping paint from the panel. Such a fire would not be readily apparent and could cause considerable damage and danger of injury. These heat guns are capable of producing temperatures in excess of 1000° F (538° C).
- Do not use this tool as a hair dryer.
- Allow the tool to cool before storing. Do not lay the heat gun on flammable surfaces when operating the gun or immediately after shutting it off. Always set the gun on a flat-level surface so that the nozzle tip is pointed upward.
- Always use good quality scrapers and stripping knives.
- Never obstruct the air intake or nozzle outlet.
- Be sure to direct the hot air blast in a safe direction; away from other people or flammable objects.
- Donʼt touches the nozzle to any surface while running or shortly after running.
- Avoid poking anything down inside the nozzle.
- Know your work environment. Remember that area behind the soffit board, ceilings, and floors may contain highly flammable materials. Check these areas before applying heat.
Be sure your power supply agrees with the nameplate marking. 120 Volts AC only means your tool will operate on standard 60 Hz household power. Do not operate AC tools on DC. A rating of 120 volts AC/DC means that your tool will operate on standard 60 Hz AC or DC power. This information is printed on the nameplate. Lower voltage will cause loss of power and can result in overheating. All Black & Decker tools are factory-tested; if this tool does not operate, check the power supply.
- Two-speed switch
- Support stand
- Air vents
- Hot air nozzle
The position of the switch controls both the fan speed and the heat output of the gun.
- To turn the tool on at low speed, and low heat, depress the side of the switch marked “I”.
- To turn the tool on at high speed, and high heat, depress the side of the switch marked “II”.
- To turn the tool off, return the switch to the middle position marked “O”.
Efficient paint removal requires the development of technique. Follow the guidelines in this manual and you will find that you will have mastered the procedure after a few simple projects. Turn on the tool and hold the nozzle about one inch (25mm) from the surface to be stripped, as shown in figure C. (Give the unit about 15-20 seconds of running time to reach its full heat potential.) The paint that is heated will usually begin to blister when it reaches the proper temperature for stripping. When it reaches this point begin scraping with smooth, even strokes.
If the paint is sufficiently hot and the scraper is properly-suited to the surface being stripped, the paint should come off in a strip equal to the full width of the scraper. Move the unit slightly ahead of the scraper to assure that the paint being stripped is softened. Best results will be achieved if the heat gun is moved slowly, but constantly, from side to side to evenly distribute heat. Do not linger or pause in one spot. Remember that splinters and small particles of stripped paint can be ignited and blown through holes and cracks in the surface being stripped.
HINTS ABOUT PAINT STRIPPING
A smooth, downward scraping action will give good results and will help to prevent gouging the work surface. With some paints, prolonged heating will actually make them tougher to strip. Try a few different heating times until you develop the technique best suited to your particular application. The heat gun is designed to remove both oil-based and latex-based paints. It will not remove stains or primer coats that have impregnated the wood grain.
Scrape paint as soon as it softens, it will soon cool and harden again. Clean the edge of your scraper often to retain a clean, sharp edge. Shield areas adjacent to where you are scraping. For example: shield the door with nonflammable materials if you are stripping the door frame. Donʼt concentrates the tool’s heat on a window pane or other glass surface. Excessive heat may crack the glass. Use some nonflammable material to shield the glass when stripping the window frame.
For hands-free operation, use the heat gun stand as shown in figure D. Aside from stripping paint, your heat gun has a wide array of other uses. Use it for softening linoleum and floor tile and for loosening heat-sensitive adhesives. It is perfect for use with heat-shrinkable tubing and anywhere you need a portable heat source. You can even use it to thaw frozen metal water pipes. Automotive uses include reducing set up time on body fillers or drying time on paints (the product manufacturerʼs recommendations must be followed.) Caution must be exercised around gasoline, automotive fluids, tires, gaskets, upholstery, hoses, etc. to prevent damage or fires.
Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool in a liquid.
To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance, and adjustment (other than those listed in this manual) should be performed by authorized service centers or other qualified service personnel, always using identical replacement parts.
All Black & Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide customers with efficient and reliable power tool service. Whether you need technical advice, repair, or genuine factory replacement parts, contact the Black & Decker location nearest you. To find your local service location, refer to the yellow page directory under “Tools—Electric” or call: 1-800-544-6986 or visit www.blackanddecker.com
FULL TWO-YEAR HOME USE WARRANTY
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two years against any defects in material or workmanship. The defective product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of two ways. The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product to the retailer from whom it was purchased (provided that the store is a participating retailer). Returns should be made within the time period of the retailerʼs policy for exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with the retailer for their specific return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for exchanges.
The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker-owned or authorized Service Center for repair or replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be required. Black & Decker-owned and authorized Service Centers are listed under “Tools-Electric” in the yellow pages of the phone directory. This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province. Should you have any questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center.
This product is not intended for commercial use. FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning labels become illegible or are missing, call 1-800-544-6986 for a free replacement. LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America, check country-specific warranty information contained in the packaging, call the local company, or see the website for warranty information.