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Topic: Master 751b heat gun, was Heatgun help (29 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
I use the Master 751b heatgun. It draws 14.5 amps and really puts out
the BTUs. I think it was Rich who has posted descriptions of how the
Master heatguns differ among models. The 751b gets hotter than most
Master heatgun models, about 1100 degrees iirc. But people seem to
have success roasting with Master heatgun models that put out 750
degrees.
A caution about Master heatguns: They are built like tanks. That is
good in terms of durability and reliability. The downside is that they
are heavy. Mine weighs nearly 4 pounds, and the handle is such that
the heavy part gets a lot of leverage on your wrist when you hold the
heatgun. I could barely hold on to mine during a 15-minute roast. In
my opinion, you will need to mechanically suspend the Master heatgun.
Some people use stands. I suspend mine from a tripod sold for hanging
kettles over campfires. I started with a cheap Milwaukee heatgun that
had trouble roasting; I had to pretty much put the business end of the
cheap Milwaukee right into the beans. I have always loved the
performance of the Master 751b, and since I have been suspending it I
love roasting with it.
Brian
On Dec 11, 2007 10:40 AM, Rich  wrote:
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