The RYOBI HG-2000 Heat Gun: It’s More Than Just Hot Air

A robust tool that’s purposefully designed for a variety of tasks, the RYOBI Heat Gun is perfect for both light and heavy-duty applications, and we break down the reasons why in the latest edition of the #WontQuitDeals blog. 

Uses and Benefits

One of the primary uses of a heat gun is to strip paint and or varnish, using its high-heat temperature to soften the paint. This makes it easier to remove, helping you avoid the use of harsh chemicals when taking on such tasks. 

Old adhesives can be removed similarly, making it a useful companion for scrapping and removing stickers, decals and even wallpaper.    

The HG-2000 is also great at softening plastic pipes and other materials, allowing you to bend them into the desired shape, which makes it particularly useful for things such as plumbing and other DIY projects. 

It’s also quite useful for shrinking plastic wrap, which is very handy for packaging, electrical insulation and certain craft projects.

Alternate Uses

The heat gun also has alternate uses as it can be used to accelerate the drying process of pain or varnish on surfaces, the thawing of frozen pipes and drains, and the loosening of rusted bolts and screws. This is usually done by using heat to expand the metal, making that much easier to get the job done.  

If you’ve got kids, it’s also handy for arts and crafts projects because, with proper adult supervision, it can be used for embossing and creating custom shapes with thermoplastics – that’s home and school projects covered. 


Compared to what’s available in the market, the RYOBI HG-2000 stands out for being competitively priced, while not compromising on quality or functionality – including a six-piece accessory kit adding to the value consumers receive by making RYOBI their choice. 

So whether you’re a professional or DIY enthusiast, the affordability and versatility offered by the heat gun make it a more than worthy addition to your toolbox.