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Bosch Diy Phg 500-2 Heat Gun 1600W 240V.A basic unit with 1600 W for all tasks and conventional use. Bosch Thermal Stop: Bosch machines include a ther...

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published 07/12/2017 | antonblack
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Pro makes stripping work easier and faster, save time.
Cons need to run fan for long sessions, need to buy accompanying tools
very helpful
Value for Money
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"The Bosch PHG 500-2 hot air gun is a great versatile tool"

Bosch PHG 500-2 - 1600 Watt Heat Gun

Bosch PHG 500-2 - 1600 Watt Heat Gun

OVERVIEW

The time I had to repaint the flat internal doors finally came. The building where I live is a 1930s art deco. My flat still has the original doors. For the past 80 years, they have been repainted a few times. However, no one has ever attempted to strip the old paint off in preparation for a new coat. So after researching for the best and most cost-effective way to do it, I bought the Bosch PHG 500-2 hot air gun.
This is a DIY tool with 1600 watt power for stripping paint and varnish and can be used for fixing and soldering with a variety of materials. It looks like a hair dryer but a lot more powerful. It comes with two different settings to adjust airflow and temperature. It weighs only 0.75 kg, and its design is compact. It has a support surface for bench-mounted use and a closed handle for safe working.

USE

The Bosch PHG 500-2 hot air gun can be adjusted to peel paint, using it in a gentle up and down motion, holding it close to the paint and scraping with a metal scraper to relieve it from the surface.
Thanks to its weight of only 0.75 kg, allows you to remove paint from large surfaces without becoming tired. It can also be used to shape and join plastic parts such as pipe connections (I managed to fix a couple of leaks under the kitchen sink) and removes stickers. The PHG 500-2 hot air gun can help drying plasters or even light the barbecue.

The switch conveniently placed allows you to change the temperature between its two settings with just one hand. This can be quite handy when tackling old coats of paint, for example, at either 300 or 500 °C. The airflow also has two different levels, blowing at 240 or 450 l/min.

The accompanying tools available to buy with this gun have helped immensely. I found it best to run the fan through after a long session. However, it does what it says it should.
It can also work on angles and corners with ease, using just one hand. This means that with your other hand you can use a scraper to strip the paint. It comes with an integrated Thermostop, a very good overload protection feature so that you don't risk to overheat the tool. The engine, however, continues to run when the heating has been deactivated.
Key features

Universal tool with 1600 watts for stripping paint and varnish, soldering and fixing with various materials
Thermal stop – automatic shutdown of the heating element at overload
Control of the temperature and airflow in 2 stages

Other product features

Support surface for bench-mounted operation
Closed handle for safe work
Technical data

==Power input== 1.600 W
==Temperature== 300 / 500 °C
==Airflow== 240 / 450 l/min
==Machine weight== 0,75 kg

FINAL VERDICT


Great heat gun, it made the tough and time-consuming work of stripping old coats off my doors manageable. Once the paint was off the wood was quite smooth. It only needed a light sanding before painting them. You get what you pay for, Bosch makes quality tools, we all know that. £ 29,99 for this Bosch PHG 500-2 hot air gun can save you time, energy and money. And with a bit of practice, you can get the work well done as a professionally done.

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  • mumsymary published 10/12/2017
    e review , good info, ta
  • fatboyslim published 09/12/2017
    A very helpful and well written review.
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    Very consumer-friendly review
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Bosch Diy Phg 500-2 Heat Gun 1600W 240V.A basic unit with 1600 W for all tasks and conventional use. Bosch Thermal Stop: Bosch machines include a thermostat for deactivating the load heating in the event of improper operation.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Bosch

MPN: 060329A042

EAN: 3165140288262, 3165140097529, 5055356960404, 5053999798156

Group Name: Heat Gun

Wattage: 1600

Maximum Temperature in °C: 500

Gears: 2 Gears

Electronic: No

Input Wattage: 1600

Usage: DIY

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makes stripping work easier and faster, save time .

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need to run fan for long sessions, need to buy accompanying tools

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OVERVIEW

The time I had to repaint the flat internal doors finally came. The building where I live is a 1930s art deco. My flat still has the original doors. For the past 80 years, they have been repainted a few times. However, no one has ever attempted to strip the old paint off in preparation for a new coat. So after researching for the best and most cost-effective way to do it, I bought the Bosch PHG 500-2 hot air gun.
This is a DIY tool with 1600 watt power for stripping paint and varnish and can be used for fixing and soldering with a variety of materials. It looks like a hair dryer but a lot more powerful. It comes with two different settings to adjust airflow and temperature. It weighs only 0.75 kg, and its design is compact. It has a support surface for bench-mounted use and a closed handle for safe working.

USE

The Bosch PHG 500-2 hot air gun can be adjusted to peel paint, using it in a gentle up and down motion, holding it close to the paint and scraping with a metal scraper to relieve it from the surface.
Thanks to its weight of only 0.75 kg, allows you to remove paint from large surfaces without becoming tired. It can also be used to shape and join plastic parts such as pipe connections (I managed to fix a couple of leaks under the kitchen sink) and removes stickers. The PHG 500-2 hot air gun can help drying plasters or even light the barbecue.

The switch conveniently placed allows you to change the temperature between its two settings with just one hand. This can be quite handy when tackling old coats of paint, for example, at either 300 or 500 C. The airflow also has two different levels, blowing at 240 or 450 l/min.

The accompanying tools available to buy with this gun have helped immensely. I found it best to run the fan through after a long session. However, it does what it says it should.
It can also work on angles and corners with ease, using just one hand. This means that with your other hand you can use a scraper to strip the paint. It comes with an integrated Thermostop, a very good overload protection feature so that you don't risk to overheat the tool. The engine, however, continues to run when the heating has been deactivated.
Key features

Universal tool with 1600 watts for stripping paint and varnish, soldering and fixing with various materials
Thermal stop automatic shutdown of the heating element at overload
Control of the temperature and airflow in 2 stages

Other product features

Support surface for bench-mounted operation
Closed handle for safe work
Technical data

==Power input== 1.600 W
==Temperature== 300 / 500 C
==Airflow== 240 / 450 l/min
==Machine weight== 0,75 kg

FINAL VERDICT


Great heat gun, it made the tough and time-consuming work of stripping old coats off my doors manageable. Once the paint was off the wood was quite smooth. It only needed a light sanding before painting them. You get what you pay for, Bosch makes quality tools, we all know that. 29,99 for this Bosch PHG 500-2 hot air gun can save you time, energy and money. And with a bit of practice, you can get the work well done as a professionally done.

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mumsymary 10.12.2017 19:23

e review , good info, ta

fatboyslim 09.12.2017 08:55

A very helpful and well written review.

2mennycds 08.12.2017 19:55

Very consumer-friendly review

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Bosch Diy Phg 500-2 Heat Gun 1600W 240V.A basic unit with 1600 W for all tasks and conventional use. Bosch Thermal ...

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Manufacturer Bosch
MPN 060329A042
EAN 3165140288262, 3165140097529, 5055356960404, 5053999798156

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