Metabo has come out with an 18V cordless heat gun, HG 18 LTX 500. The new Metabo cordless heat gun features two temperature settings, a dual-action switch, “LED readout display,” and is said to perform like a corded version.
Metabo Cordless Heat Gun Features & Specs
- 570 and 930°F temperature settings
- 6-7 CFM airflow
- Reaches temperature in less than 5 seconds
- Dual-action safety switch
- Lockout button to prevent operation
- Includes wraparound nozzle and reducing nozzle
- Runtime of 20+ minutes with 8.0Ah LiHD battery
- Weighs 2.8 lbs including battery
The two included accessories are suited for heat shrink applications (wraparound nozzle) and spot heating such as plastic welding (reducing nozzle).
Optional nozzle accessories are available for decal removal and other tasks.
The heat gun also has an LED work light and an attachment point for a tool balancer.
LEDs embedded at the rear of the tool light up to show which temperature mode is selected.
Price: $139 for the bare tool
What’s special about Metabo’s cordless heat gun? In a nutshell, 2 temperature settings, a worklight, fast heat-up time, and over 20 minutes of runtime with an 8Ah battery.
Metabo says that their new cordless heat gun can be used for:
for a variety of applications, from heat shrinking, bending, softening, thawing, plastic welding, to soldering of copper pipes or stripping paint and removing decals.
They also say that their:
lightweight, ergonomic cordless heat gun outperforms the competition and performs just like a corded version but without the limitations and trip hazards of a corded tool.
It’s unclear as to how the Metabo cordless heat gun outerperforms the competition, but their heat-up specs certainly seems impressive. Runtime specs make the Metabo heat gun seem a little more power-hungry than the Milwaukee, which was originally introduced with claims of 20+ minutes of runtime on a 5Ah battery. This could suggest that the Metabo can reach operating temperature faster, and maybe even that it could hold it better. The two temperature settings also gives it a features advantage.
The new Metabo cordless heat gun looks like a nicely spec’ed and reasonably priced option for Metabo 18V cordless power tool users.