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Features The Modding Toolbox: A Guide to Heat Guns

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 18 Jan 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    I purchased the Alphacool at christmas. Haven't bent my tube yet. A bit apprehensive because I know the hard tubing makes liquid cooling much more of a pain.
     
  3. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Nope. You strip wallpaper with steam; you strip paint with heat :duh:
    Also the mirrored image at the top of the article offends my OCD :p:
    Yes, but hardline tubing looks so much neater and cooler than traditional bendy tubing :rock:
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Avatar is in season. See it while stocks last.

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    Interesting to see it looks like the entry level B&D has had most use out of those Alex.
     
  5. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Gah yes you’re right, we did a lot of house remodelling recently and I mind blanked and wrote the wrong one, will slip the correct one in there haha.

    Will have to just live with the mirrored image though :p

    That’d be because it’s just ooooooold haha, no doubt was thoroughly abused before I ever picked it up. Only had the Bosch for about 8 months so it’s still pretty pristine.
     
  6. David

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    I've always found them very cumbersome and weak compared to my soldering station's hot air tool. It's certainly better for close-in detailed work.
     
  7. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Agree. I have seen some pro mod builds still using bendy though but I agree the straight looks better. Bendy tubing is cloudy. I guess I have to get over my anxiety and fit the hard tube sometime.
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It probably should be mentioned that the insides of all of these are generally the same China-tastic junk, and the antique B&D is far sturdier than any model they have available now.
    -The guy that burns up cordless drills in a year.
     
  9. iggy

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    You can also remove wallpaper with heat if you apply enough of it.
     
  10. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Not when I do bendy tubing.

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    Yes, billet aluminium hose separators. I introduced those to PC modding. :cooldude:
     
  11. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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