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Thursday, December 6, 2012

The new HG551V is the lightest heat gun in its class.

The new HG551V is ideal for a range of applications, including heat-shrinking.

The rear stand supports the gun in the “up” position for added convenience.

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NEW MAKITA HEAT GUN DELIVERS CONVENIENCE AND VERSATILITY WITH LESS WEIGHT

HG551V is lightest heat gun in its class

La Mirada, CA – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has delivered a new Heat Gun, model HG551V.

 

Convenience and Versatility with Less Weight
The new HG551V is engineered with precision balance and a pistol grip, with a rubberized handle for greater comfort and the lowest weight in its class (only 1.3 lbs.). It has a variable temperature control dial (180° - 1,020° F) with numbered settings, as well as 2-speed blower settings (8.8 and 16 CFM) so the user can set the heat and blower speed to the application. Once the setting is selected, the thermocouple control maintains precise temperature.
 
 
Durability features include an optimized air intake around the motor engineered for longer motor life, and a ceramic core to protect the heating element for longer tool life. For added convenience during nozzle changes (nozzles sold separately), the integrated rear stand supports the gun in the "up" position.
 
 
Ideal for Range of Applications
The HG551V is engineered for industrial applications and is ideal for pendulum welding, heat shrinking, soldering copper tubes, plastic pipe forming, edge banding, paint stripping, adhesive and film removal, and more. Makita offers a range of nozzle-accessories for the HG551V including two different surface nozzles and a reflector nozzle (nozzles sold separately).
 
Specifications
Model
HG551V
Description
Heat Gun
Air Temperature
180° - 1,020°F
Air Volume (low)
8.8 CFM
Air Volume (high)
16 CFM
AMPS (120V)
12.0
Watts (AC only)
1,400
Overall Length
9.1"
Net Weight
1.3 lbs.
Includes
Tool, Tool Case with Nozzle Storage
 
Warranty
 
Makita Lithium-Ion tools are backed by Makita’s 3-Year Warranty which covers repair due to defective materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date. 1-year warranty on the batteries and charger.
 
About Makita U.S.A.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories.  Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results.  Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion.  Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more.  Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S.  For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com.  You can follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, and youtube.com/makitapowertools.  The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Makita is Best in Class Engineering.
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