Wagner Furno 300 Heat Gun Review
Wagner Furno 300 Review Summary:
Features and Benefits of Wagner Furno 300
Dual Temperature Settings
The heat gun features two temperature settings — high (1100 degrees Fahrenheit) and low (750 degrees Fahrenheit). This is what provides the machine with its flexibility — enabling you to select the correct temperature for the particular project in hand. Hence, the low setting would be ideal for phone repairs and screen removal — while the high setting is preferable for stripping paint and loosening rusted bolts. Without this feature, you would use too much heat and turn your cell into a pile of molten plastic — or too little, and spend hours in a fruitless pursuit, just making your paint vaguely warm. I know what you’re thinking — how the heck do I know what temperature to use? Thankfully, this heat gun includes a guide on what temperature and nozzle you require for over 30 different home projects — ranging from softening putty (high) through to shrink-wrapping presents (low). Which brings me to perhaps the only downside of this machine — additional nozzles are retailed separately.
Some heat work — such as bending plastic pipes — requires a little finesse, which means you need to use two hands. You could ask your partner to help — but if they’re not so keen on your newly found heat gun addiction — since you’ve started warming up everything that doesn’t move — it may be advisable not to involve them. Luckily, this heat gun has a stand feature, meaning you can operate the unit hands-free. Simply turn the machine on its end and place it upright on your workbench. It will produce a vertical stream of heat — enabling you to hold your working material two-handed above this hot air curtain.
If you’ve ever stripped paint with a heat gun before, you know it’s darn fun. That is, if your concept of enjoyment is as weird as mine. Watching the ‘skin’ form, lift, and then bubble, is remarkably satisfying — and something that you’ll never become bored of. However, that doesn’t mean that your hands aren’t going to tire. Repetitive movements of the wrist, or just holding the heat gun in one position, can become hard work. However, in creating this machine, Wagner has developed a handle that fits comfortably in your hand — thus reducing grip fatigue. Furthermore — as it weighs just 1.46 pounds — you don’t need the arm strength of Ronnie Coleman to wield this heat gun.
As my old boss used to say — a clean desk is a happy desk. But then, to be fair, he used to make a lot of strange statements. Anyways, I have no idea about the relative emotions of wooden furniture — but what I do know is a clean workspace is a safe workspace. That’s why I’m pleased to see that the Wagner Furno 300 comes complete with an integrated hanging loop — meaning you can safely store your heat gun on a hook or peg board when you’re not using it, without it cluttering your working area. Furthermore, this can thwart the temptation to hide it away in a drawer or at the bottom of a toolbox — where the nozzle may become damaged or suffer detritus ingress. That said, it does boast a corrosion-resistant coating, which should inhibit oxidation and extend the lifespan of this power tool.
None of us are infallible — and accidents can happen. Thankfully, the Wanger Furno 300 incorporates a crucial safety feature, to ensure that an oversight doesn’t become a disaster. The unit’s sidewalls possess safety fins. Meaning that — should you lay the unit on its side while you enjoy a well-earned coffee — the hot nozzle will not come into contact with your work surface. This will prevent burns to your workbench (or your partner’s precious coffee table).
What Users Say About The Wagner Furno 300
For me, the Furno 300 heat gun is an excellent addition to the hobbyist DIYer’s armory
— but what do users of this machine think?
Overall, the feedback is incredibly positive — with owners of this unit remarking on its ease of use, rapid heating up time, and safety features.
Alternatives to Wagner Furno 300
Not quite right for you? If you find that the Furno 300 doesn’t exactly hit the mark, consider these excellent alternatives:
If you need greater accuracy in your temperature control than the Furno 300 can provide — this product may be the solution.
With a heat range from 150 to 1100 degrees Fahrenheit — in 50-degree increments — I believe it will particularly suit those users who need sufficient heat — but are aware that too much could incur unwanted damage. It is, therefore, ideal for unsoldering sensitive electronics — or removing car decals without harming the bodywork paint.
- More accurate temperature control than the Furno 300.
- The Furno 300 is easier on the wallet.
- Complete with numerous accessories — the Furno 300 has none.
- More compact than the Furno 300 — it allows easier access to confined spaces.
- An LED light — not a feature on the Furno — illuminates dark areas, such as engine bays.
- Substantially more price-heavy than the Furno 300.
- Programmable temperature control — the Furno has just two settings.
- Digital display — not found on the Furno 300.
- Electronic specific — the Furno 300 has more household applications.
Wagner Furno 300 FAQs
Q: Wagner 300 Heat Gun Uses?
The Wagner Furno 300 is an ideal machine for general household projects, including:
- Stripping and drying paint.
- Bending plastic, formica, and plexiglass.
- Shrinking plastic film for wrapping.
- Loosening rusted fittings, screws, and bolts.
- Unsticking glue.
- Defrosting pipes and freezers.
- Lighting outdoor grills.
- Making candles.
- Decorating cookies.
- Removing decals and stickers.
- Applying tint to automotive windows.
- Repairing Xboxes, Playstations, tablets, and smartphones.
Q: Wagner 300 vs 500?
The Furno 500 is a step up from the general use 300 model. Featuring a digital display — the 500 allows you to increase the temperature incrementally — the Furno 300 has just two heat settings.
This exacting temperature selection increases versatility — meaning you can choose the precise heat required for each project — such as removing automotive stickers without damaging the car’s paintwork.
Q: How to Remove the Wagner Furno 300 Power Cord?According to the manufacturer, once attached, ideally you should leave the mains cable on the Furno 300 in situ. However, should you need to repair or replace this power cord — simply press the button on the rear of the unit, where the cable meets the heat gun — and you can remove it.
Q: What Does the Furno 300 Cost?
The Wagner Furno 300 is an affordable heat gun, suitable for general household use. To check out the current cost of the Furno 300.