Craftsman is soon introducing a new cordless heat gun, further expanding their growing V20 cordless power tool system.
The new Craftsman cordless heat gun, CMCE530B, can deliver a max temperature of 950°F and they say it can reach “operational temperature” in just 7 seconds.
Craftsman’s website says that you can expect for up to 15 minutes of runtime per battery charge, although the battery capacity is not specified.
It’s compact, so that you can fit into tight spaces, and the slide-style battery pack (sold separately) provides a stable base for “hands-free operation.” There looks to be a lock-out switch built into the trigger, although I can’t see where a potential lock-on switch might be.
The heat gun ships with a deflector and spreader nozzles. A deflector nozzle us usually useful for diverting even heat around your work material, such as heat shrink tubing or plastic tubing that needs to be softened, and a spreader nozzle does exactly what the name implies. Spreader nozzles are useful for applications such as drying, shaping, and stripping paint.
Price: $99 for the bare tool
Buy Now via Lowes – coming soon
Thank you to mizzourob for the heads-up!
Raise your hand if you’re happy to see Craftsman come out with a new cordless heat gun.
Dewalt also came out with a cordless heat gun, DCE530, earlier this year. The Dewalt heat gun has some more features compared to the Craftsman. Still, I’m glad to read that the Craftsman heat gun comes with the same nozzles, or at least similar ones.