Earlex ASG55 Operating instructions

HEAT GUN KIT
HG 2000K
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for purchasing the Earlex HG2000K Heat Gun Kit.
This is a highly versatile kit that can be used in a
variety of applications.
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Your kit contains:
2000W heat gun
4 nozzles
3 shavehooks
1 shavehook handle
1 general purpose scraper
1 carry case
BEFORE USE - PLEASE READ THE SAFETY &
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Please retain for future reference
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PLEASE READ BEFORE USE
DO NOT
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SAFETY OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Touch the nozzle.
Change/rotate the nozzle while the
unit is turned on.
Leave the heat gun unattended
when it is switched on.
Allow children to operate or
play with the heat gun.
Carry the heat gun by the
mains cable.
Do not allow heat to be directed onto
the mains cable.
Use the tool as a hair dryer.
Restrict any air flow from the
nozzle outlet or fan inlets.
Allow the machine to become damp or
be operated in damp conditions.
Use the heat gun close to
inflammable materials, heat may be
conducted to combustible materials
which are out of sight.
Apply to the same place for a
long time.
Under any circumstances aim
the heat gun at another person or
animal.
Use in presence of explosive
atmosphere.
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Danger of burns - Always wear
a pair of heavy grade, non PVC
type work gloves.
Danger of fire or explosion if the
appliance is not used with care.
When changing the nozzle, switch
off and allow the accessory and
nozzle to cool.
Place the tool on its stand after use
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Power Supply
Max. Output
Temp at Outlet
Weight
(exc nozzles)
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230V 50Hz~
2000 Watts
Position 1) 350°C
Position 2) 600°C
Removing vinyl floor tiles
Reducing heat shrinking tubing
Soldering
It can also be used for:
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Barbeques
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Tinning and loosening of some
adhesive joints and over-tight
screws
•
Age wood (the heat can
darken the surface)
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Clean paint off tools
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ABOUT THE HG2000K
The HG2000 is a highly versatile
electric heat gun, which can be used for
many different applications, such as:
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Removal of paint
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Defrosting metal water pipes
•
Forming and welding plastic
and allow to cool down
before storage.
A hot nozzle can cause damage.
Before every use check the condition
of the plug and cable. If this is
damaged in any way do not use.
Repairs must be carried out by a fully
qualified electrician.
Always ensure there is adequate
ventilation as gases and vapours
may be given off when stripping
paint. Ensure that protective goggles
and masks are used.
Poisonous or inflammable gases may
be produced when working with
paints (especially older type lead
paints), varnishes, plastics and
similar materials.
Ensure the heat gun switch is in the
off position when connecting to the
mains.
Ensure children and pets are
excluded from the work area.
It is recommended a RCD (residual
current device) rated at 30mA is fitted
into the mains socket for added
protection against electric shock.
This product is intended for
‘household’ use only.
This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
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TO OBTAIN THE BEST RESULTS FROM YOUR
HEAT GUN KIT PLEASE READ THE
INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USE.
HEAT SETTINGS
Nozzles
The Heat Gun has two settings:
1.Low heat - for use where the
workpiece or surroundings must
not be allowed to get too hot.
Setting~350°C.
2.High heat - for faster heat up
time of the workpiece where you
can also operate the gun at a
greater distance.
Setting~600°C.
The kit is supplied with 4 different
shaped nozzles, which can be used
as follows.
Concentrator Nozzle
• Directs a
concentrated
heat flow to the
work surface.
• Ideal for
removing paint
in awkward
Concentrator Nozzle
corners,
crevices, mouldings, beading or
architraves.
OPERATION
Before starting work it is
advisable to test the work surface
for the ideal temperature to use.
The table below gives an indication
of the likely heat settings required
but always start with the low heat
setting.
Deflector Nozzle
• Directs a long,
narrow heat
pattern to the
work surface.
• Ideal for
removing paint
or varnish from
large, flat
Deflector Nozzle
surfaces such
as skirting boards, doors, stairs,
etc.
• It should be used in conjunction
with a flat scraper.
• Vinyl tiles can be removed by
softening the tile and adhesive.
The distance between the nozzle
and the work surface will vary
according to the material being
worked on but this should always
be at least 50mm (2”) or more on
either heat setting.
All applications, with the exception
of removing paint from the window
frames, can be performed without
using a nozzle, however for best
results nozzles are recommended.
Suggested Ratings
Welding Plastic
Bending Plastic
Heat shrinking plastic
Paint Stripping
Defrosting Pipes
Removes vinyl
floor tiles
Soldering
Lighting BBQ’s
Glass
Protection
Nozzle
Low Setting
Low Setting
Low Setting
High Setting
High Setting
High Setting
High Setting
High Setting
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• Deflects the
heat away from
glass or other
fragile areas.
Glass Protection Nozzle
Hook Nozzle
• Disperses the
heat flow
evenly around
the whole work
surface.
Heart Shavehook
• Ideal for
defrosting
Hook Nozzle
frozen pipes,
soldering pipe work, bending
plastics or heat shrinking electrical
parts.
Shavehooks
Assembly of Shavehook
1. Select the required blade.
2. Take the shavehook handle from
the set, remove the nut from the
end and fit the required blade.
3. Fix in place by refitting and
tightening the nut.
REMOVING PAINT - GENERAL
Do not heat the paint for too long
as this will burn the paint,
making it difficult to remove.
Use the:
1. Choose the required nozzle and
fit onto the heat outlet.
2. Hold the gun with nozzle
approximately 50mm (2 inches)
from surface of paintwork.
3. Starting with the low heat setting,
move the gun slowly backwards
and forwards until the paint blisters
and bubbles.
4. Immediately remove the paint
with a scraper or shavehook.
5. Aim to heat the paint just ahead
of the scraper so that you can
develop a continuous action.
• Triangular shavehook for
stripping paint from flat,
wooden
surfaces and
edges.
• Combination
or Heart
shavehook for
mouldings in
convex or
concave
profiles.
Remember to
clean the
blade after use
with wire wool
and lightly oil
before storing.
Triangular Shavehook
Most stickers can also be removed
from paint work by using the heat to
soften the adhesive. Be careful not
to direct the heat for too long if you
are trying to just remove the
stickers as this will blister the paint.
Combination Shavehook
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REMOVING PAINT - WINDOW
FRAMES
burn. Run under cold water and
seek medical advice.
1. Use the glass protection nozzle.
2. Ensure the nozzle is facing the
correct way to deflect heat away
from the glass before you switch on
the heat gun.
3. Rotate the gun/nozzle 90º as you
move to horizontal or vertical bead.
4. Paint can be removed by using a
shavehook and/or a soft, wire
brush.
BENDING PLASTIC TUBE
WARNING – Glass can break
easily when heated.
1. Choose the concentrator or
deflector nozzle and fit over the
heat outlet.
2. The materials being welded must
be of exactly the same type of
plastic.
3. The areas being welded must be
clean and grease-free.
4. Heat the seam until the plastic
becomes tacky, then apply the
other surface.
DEFROSTING FROZEN PIPES
WARNING – Protect hands from
heat.
WARNING – Do not attempt to
defrost PVC pipes. Always check
that it is a water pipe and not a
gas pipe. Never heat a gas pipe.
1. Choose the hook nozzle and fit
over heat outlet.
2. Turn the gun upside down and
place on its clip stand so it is
resting on a secure surface with the
nozzle pointing upwards (see
picture below).
3. To avoid buckling or kinking the
tube, fill the tube with dry sand and
seal at both ends.
4. Heat the tube evenly by moving
from side to side and bend to
required shape.
1. Choose the hook nozzle and fit
over the heat outlet.
2. Always heat from one or other
end of the frozen portion, not from
the middle.
SHRINK SEALING ELECTRICAL
CABLES
1. Choose the hook nozzle and fit
over the heat outlet.
2. Select a suitably sized, heat
shrinkable sleeve.
3. Evenly heat the sleeve over the
electrical cable.
WELDING PLASTICS
WARNING – Plastic can very
quickly change from being tacky
to becoming liquid. Beware of
burns from hot plastic. Do not
remove molten plastic from a
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Bending Plastic
Tubing
Maintenance
Trouble Shooting
Always allow the heat gun to cool
down and disconnect from power
If a problem occurs always
switch the unit off immediately.
stored away by wiping over with a
and rated 13 amps. If an extension
supply after use. The heat gun
My unit fails to work?
Check the fuse in the plug is sound
should be cleaned before being
clean damp cloth. DO NOT USE
cable is used it must be fully
ANY CHEMICALS. Ensure that the
unwound and rated at least 10
ventilation slots are not blocked.
amps capacity.
MAINS CONNECTION
Your unit may have been supplied with a mains lead with a fitted,
moulded plug. This is identified by the fuse holder in the base of the
plug. Please read the following safety instructions before use.
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If the moulded plug is cut off from the mains lead then the
plug must be disposed of safely.
NEVER under any circumstances insert such a plug into a
13 amp socket.
NEVER under any circumstances use the appliance without
the fuse cover fitted. This is the little cover fixed into the
base of the plug to hold the fuse in place.
If you lose the fuse cover then please contact our helpline
on 01483 454666.
A replacement fuse must be rated at 13amp. The fuse must
be manufactured and approved to BS1362.
IF IN ANY DOUBT, PLEASE CONTACT AN ELECTRICIAN.
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GUARANTEE
The heat gun is guaranteed for a period of 2 years against faulty
manufacture or materials. It is not guaranteed for industrial or hire
purposes. The scraper, shavehooks and nozzles are classed as
consumables and are not covered by the guarantee. This guarantee does
not affect your statutory rights.
In the event of any problem occurring, please contact our
helpline on 01483 454666.
Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00 (excluding Bank Holidays) or
email enquiries@earlex.co.uk
INFORMATION ON THE DISPOSAL OF WASTE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT KNOWN AS
WEEE
Your attention is brought to new directives applicable to the
disposal of this electrical equipment, where in accordance with
the legislation this product must not be disposed of in your
normal household waste. Instead it is your responsibility to
dispose of this type of waste by handing it over to special
designated collection points for recovery and recycling. This
product is marked with a ‘Wheelie bin’ symbol with a cross on it to remind
you of this action. The objective of this directive is to help conserve
resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and the environment. For more information about where you can
drop off your waste please contact your local authority, take back facilities
are free of charge.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We declare that the unit: HG2000 conforms to: 2006/95/EC,
EN60335-2-45 & 89/336/EEC EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 &
EN55014-1,EN55014-2 & EMF 50366.
Tim Hopper - Technical Director
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Earlex Limited,
Opus Park, Moorfield Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1SZ, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 454666. Fax: +44 (0) 1483 454548
Email: enquiries@earlex.co.uk www.earlex.co.uk
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