PRODUCT: Ranger Heat-It Tool
USE: craft heat gun for drying paint quickly and embossing
COST: approx. $20.00
RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5
After multiple attempts (4 to be exact) at purchasing a craft heat tool and multiple failures (4 to be exact), I discovered the Ranger Heat-It Tool. Every heat gun I purchased (again, I bought 4) melted in some way.
The safety feature that encases the hot metal area where the heat comes out melted. I chose to blame it on user error and thought maybe I was shaking the tool too hard when drying my pages. I exchanged the damaged heat gun for the exact same one, but I completely stopped shaking the tool. Unfortunately it melted once again.
I returned the heat gun and searched high and low for a different brand. The next one I purchased looked very similar to the first one. This time, I watched YouTube tutorial videos of people using the same heat gun, to see if I still might not be using it properly. Every person in those videos used the heat gun the same way I did AND they shook it. As you can see in the picture below, that too melted. Disappointed, I thought I would simply be destined to always wait for my projects to air dry.
While watching another blogger’s bible journaling tutorials, I noticed she was using a heat gun that looked a lot like a hairdryer. That was it! I needed a tool that didn’t have a plastic piece nearly covering the area where the hot air exited the tool.
I ordered a Ranger Heat-It Tool that day on Amazon Prime and have been using it ever since. No more melting. It works great for drying paint and ink, and for embossing.
During my search for a craft heat gun that didn’t melt or nearly catch fire, I read a ton of reviews. There were people that left positive reviews for the tools that melted on me. I personally had trouble with heat guns designed in that way and found the Ranger Heat-It Tool worked much better for me. If you don’t have one yet or you have one that sometimes melts (yikes!), I recommend picking up the Ranger Heat-It Tool. It is a great addition to all my crafting tools and supplies.