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Latex Gloves – Are You Allergic?


Many industrial manufacturing environments require workers to wear protective gloves, including during electronics and medical device production and assembly. Latex gloves not only protect workers from harmful chemicals but also protect products from worker contact and contamination during manufacturing Read more

ST 925 SMT Rework System–Three favorites combined into one nice savings


Save a few steps--and some money--with the Pace 925 SMT Rework System Pace has introduced a new low-cost “combination” system ideal for surface mount technology (SMT) rework. It’s worth adding up the savings by comparing the a la carte prices Read more

Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything


You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful Read more

New Lower Pricing on Master Heat Guns

Posted on by Michael D. in All-Spec News, Sales at All-Spec Leave a comment

Now you can shrink your budget while you shrink tubing by taking advantage of new lower pricing on the entire Master Appliance heat gun line.  Included are best-sellers like the Master-Mite® heat shrink gun system, the heavy-duty GT-70 industrial butane torch and the Proheat Varitemp heat gun with variable temperature settings.

All-Spec stocks over 70 different Master Appliance tools and accessories, making it easy to find what you need.  All products are available for same-day shipping.

Have an opinion or question on Master Appliance products?  Leave a comment below or call Customer Service at (800) 537-0351 today.


Master Appliance Heat Tools Sale

Posted on by Andy in Product Reviews, Sales at All-Spec Leave a comment

All-Spec Industries is an authorized distributor of Master heat tools. We carry all of your heating tool needs such as butane refills, butane micro torches, heat guns and more all from Master!

Master Appliance was the first company to introduce the butane powered soldering tool to the North American marketplace. Their heating tools are used today for applications where heat is needed such as, drying, heating, welding, shrinking, soldering and desoldering.

An idea of some Master heat tools we carry (around 100 total) include:

Master 11799 Butane Refill Master 11799 butane refill

· New to All-Spec! For use with butane powered products

· Can be shipped via ground transportation without a haz-mat charge

· Canister measures 3-3/4 oz

Master MT-51 butane torch

· Now available to purchase separately/individually for your convenience

· Pocket size with 2 hour approximate running time

· Broad or pinpoint flame heating to 2500* F

· Safety lock guarantees switch is off when not in use

Master 10008 Heat Gun Master 10008 heat gun

· Compact and light, designed for electrical benchwork

· Equipped to perform heating jobs without excess air flow

· Quiet running motor to assure calm work environment

· 650*F in temperature, 4.5 amperage, 475 Watt power

Master HG-501A heat gun

· Heavy duty, multiple use

· High speed universal motor

· Adjustable non-slip stand

· Temperature range: 500-750*F, 14A amperage, 1680 Watt power

From now until the end of the year, save up to 29% on Master heat tools. Prices are in effect for a limited time only! Master sale ends December 31, 2011.


20 Heatgun Uses – Who Knew?

Posted on by Andy in Product Reviews Leave a comment

Heat guns are pretty versatile tools. But when you use them everyday for your job or hobby you may get “tunnel vision” and only see one or two uses for this great piece of equipment. So we decided to dig up a few more, perhaps unconventional, heat gun applications.

1. Shrink Wrapping – from videos to gift baskets and beyond, when it comes to shrink wrapping the heat gun is the only way to go. Here’s a video that compares shrink wrapping with a heat gun vs. a hair dryer. Who do you think will win?

2. Desoldering – one of our specialties is in the electronics department and desoldering is one of the more common uses among our customers. There are many attachments that make it easy to direct the heat to just one component.

3. Paint Drying – probably a more obvious use is to dry paint once it has been applied. If there’s work that needs to be done to a freshly painted wall but can risk messing up the paint, this can decrease your wait time dramatically.

4. Heat Shrink Tubing – another customer favorite is using a heat gun to shrink tubing and around wires for wire harnesses and connections.

5. Paint Stripping – when stripping old paint from furniture or other woodwork, use a heat gun as an alternative to paint solvents or other harsh chemicals. It’s safer and more environmentally friendly! This article from eHow shows us how easy it really is.

6. Weld Plastics – the process is very similar to stick welding. Using a special nozzle for the heat gun and strips of plastic called welding rods, you can weld anything from PVC pipe to floor tiles.

7. Join Tarps – another plastic welding use but deserves its own number is tarp welding. Using a slit nozzle for the heat gun, overlap the two tarps heat the sides then immediately press together the two sides using a roller. This is great for large tents, awnings, trucking or even tarps for pond liners – anything you need a very large tarp.

8. Soften adhesives – Have you ever tried to get a bumper stick off of your car? If you have, you know how difficult that task is to tackle. Just heat the area with a heat gun and peel off. Any remaining residue can be removed using bug & tar remover or WD-40.

9. Restore Trim – You’ve seen older cars that used to have black trim but now look more like a dull gray. Using a heat gun you can restore that trim to its original shine! Video demo.

10. Thaw Frozen Pipes – It’s the dead of winter and you turn on the faucet to make some hot tea or coffee. One problem, no water comes out! Time to break out the heat gun. If you have pinpointed where the frozen pipe is you can apply heat to thaw it out. Be sure your pipes can handle it otherwise if you heat the pipe too rapidly or the pipe just can’t handle the heat, it may burst.

11. Embossing – This one is for all our crafts people out there. Used in conjunction with rubber stamping, embossing powder and special ink, the heat raises the embossing powder creating a nice embossed design. Step by step embossing instructions.

12. Wax The Snowboard – For a quick way to get the perfect coat of wax on your snowboard or skis use a heat gun. This guy shows us how to do it in minutes.

13. Make Candles – You just created the perfect candle when you notice a nick or it’s not level on top. A heat gun makes an easy fix of any defects along with a few other neat tips we picked up reading this article.

14. Roasting Coffee – Who’d a thought getting the perfect roast could be is easy as using a heat gun. An article by Jim Liedeka says he uses temperatures up to 750 F. We can definitely accommodate that!

15. PVC Pipe Bending – Plumbers love heat guns for this reason. Using a heat gun and a special wire coil you can bend a piece of PVC pipe at just about any angle without using any adhesives or elbow joints. Not only convenient but also dramatically speeds up the job because you don’t have to wait for any glue to dry before testing if the seal around the joint is ok.

16. Upholstering Furniture – This is mostly used when upholstering with vinyl. The heat makes it much easier to stretch the vinyl around the piece of furniture you are upholstering. When it cools it will be a perfectly fitted upholstery job.

17. Window Tinting – What you’re actually doing here is heat shrinking the tint film to the window. All you need is tint, a smoothing tool and, of course, a heat gun.

18. Molding Skates – You can mold ice skate or roller blades for a custom form fitted boot. The types of skates that can be molded are usually constructed of a type of carbon fiber composite. Check with the manufacturer to be sure your skate is heat moldable.

19. Dent Removal – For small shallow dents that don’t have creases in it may be able to be removed yourself. Using a heat gun, gently warm the area then apply dry ice to quickly cool the metal contracting it and popping out the dent. Be careful not to over heat the metal or you’ll be doing #5 to your paint.

20. Vinyl and Leather Repair – Trimming stray fibers, applying adhesive and filler compound, press a special textured cloth over the tear, heat with heat gun. That’s all there is to a do-it-yourself vinyl and leather repair.

Did we miss one? Is there a use for a heat gun that you would like to see on this list? Please, by all means, leave us a comment below. Maybe together we’ll be able to find 100 uses for the mighty heat gun! 🙂