Heat Guns and Soldering Irons

Electric heat gun
Good For: Softening old paint, putty, and asphalt tile; heat-shrinking plastic films and electrical tubing; soldering (requires special attachment).
Pictured: A pistol-style gun with variable controls, which is safer than a single-temperature wand-style one.

Electric soldering tools
Good For: Soldering electrical connections.
Pictured: A pencil-styled iron (above right) and a soldering gun. The iron takes longer to heat up but is less expensive.
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