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Earlex HG2000 Operating instructions
HG2000
LCD Heat Gun
Thank you for purchasing an Earlex LCD Heat Gun.
This is a highly versatile tool that can be used for a
variety of applications.
BEFORE USE - PLEASE READ THE SAFETY &
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Please retain for future reference
HEAT GUN FEATURES
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①
⑤
4a
③
4b
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1. INTRODUCTION
Your heat gun has been designed for stripping paint, soldering pipes, shrinking PVC, welding
and bending plastic as well as general drying and thawing purposes.
WARNING! For your own safety read this instruction manual and general
safety instructions carefully before using the appliance. Your power tool
should only be passed on together with these instructions.
2. DESCRIPTION
① Nozzle
② Ventilation Slots
③ On/Off & Control Switch (0/1/2 settings)
④ Temperature & Air Flow Adjusting Buttons
⑤ LCD Digital Display
3. UNPACKING
Remove all packing materials.
Remove remaining packaging and transit supports if any.
Check all contents are included in the packaging.
Check the appliance, the power cord, the power plug and all accessories for transportation
damage.
 It is recommended to keep the packaging materials until the end of the specified warranty
>>period. Dispose of relevant materials using your local waste disposal system on expiry of
>>warranty.
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WARNING! Packing materials are not toys! Children must not play with
plastic bags! Danger of suffocation!
4. PACKING LIST
 Heat gun
 Set of accessories (see page 7 for a list of accessories)
 Instruction manual
When parts are missing or damaged, please contact your dealer.
5. GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNING
Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow such may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious injury. Save all safety warnings and instructions for future reference.
5.1 WORK AREA SAFETY
 Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
 Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or
fumes.
 Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause
you to lose control.
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5.2 ELECTRICAL SAFETY
 Power tool plugs must match the mains supply socket-outlet. Never modify the plug in any
>>way.
 Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or
grounded.
 Do not use on materials of or containing asbestos.
 DO NOT exPOSe POweR TOOLS TO RAIN OR weT CONDITIONS.
 Do not abuse the power cord. Never use the power cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging
>>the power tool. Keep power cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
 when operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use, i.e.
>>type Sxw where x is any combination of J,e,O or T. extension cord rating for this heat gun
>>shall be 13A (1625w) maximum at 125V maximum.
>>If under 50ft length, 16 AwG minimum size is required.
>>If over 50ft length, 14 AwG minimum size is required.
 If this heat gun is used outdoors, an approved 125V 15A rated ALCI (Appliance Leakage
>>Current Interrupter) 6mA trip protected circuit must be used for added protection against
>>electric shock.
5.3 PERSONAL SAFETY
 Stay alert, follow directions stated in the instruction manual and use common sense when
>>operating a power tool.
 Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or
medication.
 Use safety equipment. It is recommended to wear eye protection. we recommend wearing
>>a pair of heavy grade non-pvc type work gloves for protection against burns.
 Avoid accidental starting by ensuring the switch is in the off “0” position before plugging in.
 Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
 Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from
moving parts.
 If heat gun or power cord is damaged upon receipt, DO NOT USe. Return to point of
purchase.
5.4 HEAT GUN USE AND CARE
 Do not use the heat gun if the switch does not turn on and off. Any power tool that
cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous AND SHOULD NOT Be USeD.
 Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or sticking of moving parts, breakage of
parts and other conditions that may affect operation of the power tool. If damaged, DO
>>NOT USe.
 Use the heat gun and accessories in accordance with these instructions and in the manner
>>intended for the particular type of power tool, taking into account the working conditions
>>and the work to be performed.
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5.5 SERVICE
Have your heat gun serviced only by earlex Inc or its appointed agents to ensure the safety
of such is maintained.
6. ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEAT GUNS
 Do not place your hand over the air vents or block the vents in any way.
 The nozzle and accessories of this tool become extremely hot during use. Let these parts
cool down before touching.
 Always switch the tool off before putting it down.
 Do not leave the tool unattended while it is switched on.
 A fire may arise if the appliance is not used with care.
 Heat may be conducted to combustible or readily-flammable materials that are out of sight.
>>Do not use in a damp atmosphere where flammable gases may be present or near
>>combustible materials such as paper, cardboard or fabric (ignite easily when exposed to
>>high temperatures).
 Allow the tool to cool fully before storing.
 ensure adequate ventilation as toxic fumes may be produced.
 Do not use as a hairdryer.
 Do not obstruct either the air intake or nozzle outlet as this may cause excessive heat
build-up resulting in damage to the tool.
 Do not direct the hot air blast at other people or animals.
 Do not touch the metal nozzle as it becomes very hot during use and remains hot for up to
30 minutes after use.
 Do not place the nozzle against anything while using or immediately after use.
 Do not poke anything down the nozzle as it could give you an electric shock. Do not look
down the nozzle while the unit is working because of the high temperature being produced.
 Do not allow paint to adhere to the nozzle or scraper as it could ignite after some time.
 Do not change/rotate the nozzle while the unit is turned on.
 Do not allow children to operate or play with the heat gun.
 Do not allow heat to be directed onto the power cord.
 Do not apply to the same place for a long time.
7. REMOVING PAINT
 Do not use this tool to remove paint containing lead. The peelings, residue and vapours of
paint may contain lead, which is poisonous. Any pre-1960 building may have been painted
with paint containing lead and covered with additional layers of paint.
 If paint containing lead is removed, hand-to-mouth contact can result in ingestion of lead.
 exposure even to low levels of lead can cause irreversible damage to the brain and
nervous system. Young and unborn children are particularly vulnerable.
 when removing paint wear a dust mask.
 Do not burn the paint. Use the scraper and keep the nozzle at least 25mm/ 1inch away
from the painted surface. when working in a vertical direction, work downwards to prevent
paint from falling into the tool and burning.
 Dispose of all paint debris safely and ensure that the work area is thoroughly cleaned after
completing the work.
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8. ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENT
Prior to attaching or swapping nozzle accessories always unplug the tool
and allow to cool completely.
The air temperature can be adjusted to suit a wide range of applications. The table below
suggests different applications.
Applications
 Drying paint, varnish color shade samples, filler, adhesives, construction joints and
stucco forms
 Drying wet timber prior to filling
 Removing stickers
 Joining adhesives-Large-surface gluing with contact adhesives, activation of pressuresensitive adhesives, acceleration of bonding processes, releasing of bonding points as
well as releasing or bonding of edge band or veneer
 waxing and de-waxing
 Shrinking PVC wrapping and insulation tubes
 Thawing icy stairs and steps, door locks, car boot lids, car doors or water pipes
 welding of thermoplastic polymer, flooring materials of PVC and linoleum, PVC-coated
fabric, tarpaulins and foils
 Bending plastic pipes and sheets
 Soldering plumbing joints, tin, special silver solder, SMD elements, cable lugs
 Loosening rusted or tightly-fastened nuts and bolts
 Removing old and even thick coatings of oil-paint, lacquer, varnish and synthetic plaster
 Softening paint caulking and putty
 Lighting charcoal
If you are not sure about the correct setting, start with a low temperature
setting and gradually increase the temperature until you achieve optimum
results.
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8.1 USING THE CORRECT ACCESSORY (where applicable)
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Description
Glass protection nozzle
accessory
Hook nozzle accessory
Purpose
Deflects the heat away from
glass or other fragile areas.
Ideal for window sills, ledges,
frames and base boards.
Disperses the heat flow evenly
around the whole work surface.
Ideal for thawing frozen pipes,
soldering pipe work, bending
.plastics or heat-shrinking electrical
.insulating tubing.
Concentrator nozzle
accessory
Directs a concentrated heat flow to
the work surface. Ideal for removing
paint in awkward corners, crevices,
mouldings or beading.
Deflector nozzle
accessory
Directs a long, narrow heat pattern
to the work surface. Ideal for
removing paint or varnish from
large, flat surfaces such as base
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.
Scraper
Stripping paint, varnish and
removing vinyl tiles.
Detailed scraper
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Stripping paint and varnish from
window sills.
 Touching a hot nozzle can lead to serious burns. Before attaching or
replacing a nozzle allow the unit to cool down completely by turning it off.
 Dropped nozzles can set objects on fire. Nozzles must be firmly fitted and
secure on the unit.
 A hot nozzle can set a surface on fire. Place hot nozzles down only on
fire-proof surfaces.
 An incorrect or defective nozzle can lead to heat accumulation and
damage the unit. Use only original nozzles as shown in the table.
9. INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
 Always observe the safety instructions and Health and Safety Regulations.
 Use only one hand to hold the tool, do not place your other hand over the air vents.
 Prior to operation, fit the correct accessory to the heat gun nozzle ① for the application.
9.1 SWITCHING ON AND OFF
 To switch the heat gun on, set control switch ③ to position 2. Some smoke may be emitted
after switching on; this does not indicate a problem.
 To switch the heat gun off, adjust control switch ③ to position 1 - “cool down mode”. Let
the heat gun cool down for 10 minutes, then set control switch ③ to position 0 before
moving or storing it.
9.2 TEMPERATURE SETTING
 Turn control switch ③ to position 2. The heat gun will start to blow
warm air.
 Temperature can be adjusted in increments of 20˚F from 120˚F to
1200˚F by pressing the temperature adjusting buttons 4b . The
LCD digital display ⑤ will display the temperature in °F.
 Air speed can be adjusted by pressing the air flow adjusting
buttons 4a . The LCD digital display will display the air speed
>..with bar icons.
9.3 BEFORE STRIPPING PAINT
 Fit the appropriate accessory to the nozzle ① for area to be
worked.
 Switch the tool on to position 2 using the control switch ③.
 Set temperature to appropriate heat setting using the temperature and air flow adjusting
buttons 4b and 4a respectively.
 Direct the hot air onto the paint to be removed.
 When the paint softens, scrape the paint away using the appropriate scraper.
Do not strip metal window frames as the heat may be conducted onto the
glass and crack it. When stripping other window frames use the glass
protection nozzle.
To prevent igniting the surface do not keep the tool directed at one spot
too long.
Avoid collecting paint on the scraper accessory as it may ignite. If
necessary, carefully remove paint debris from the scraper accessory using
a knife.
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9.4 STATIONARY USE
 This tool can also be used in stationary mode.
 Place the tool onto the work bench with the gun nozzle ① facing upwards.
 Secure the power cord to prevent pulling the tool off the workbench.
 Switch the tool on using the control switch ③ and set to position 2.
9.5 COOLING DOWN
The nozzle and accessory become very hot during use. Let these cool down before
attempting to move or store the tool.
 To reduce cooling time set control switch ③ to position 1 - “cool down mode” and allow to
>>run for 30 minutes.
 Switch the control switch ③ to position 0 and ensure heat gun in cool before moving or
>>storing.
10 MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
ATTENTION! Before cleaning or performing any maintenance on the heat
gun, disconnect from the power supply.
10.1 MAINTENANCE
 Your heat gun has been designed to operate over a long period of time with minimal
>>maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool care and
>>regular cleaning.
10.2 LUBRICATION
 Your heat gun requires no additional lubrication.
10.3 CLEANING
 Keep the ventilation slots clean and free from dust and dirt to prevent overheating.
 Regularly clean the gun housing with a soft cloth, preferably after each use.
>>If the dirt does not come off use a soft cloth moistened with soapy water.
Never use solvents such as petrol, alcohol, ammonia water, etc. These
solvents may damage the plastic parts.
11. TECHNICAL DATA
Power Supply
120V 60Hz
Air Temperature / Flow
1) 120ºF;
2) 120-1200ºF
Max Output
12. TROUBLESHOOTING
1500w
250-500L/min
250-500L/min
If a problem occurs, immediately switch off or unplug the unit at the power supply.
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DOUBLE INSULATION
In a double-insulated appliance, two systems of insulation are provided instead of grounding. No
grounding means is provided on double-insulated appliance, nor should a means for grounding be
added to the appliance. Servicing a double-insulated appliance requires extreme care and
knowledge of the system, and should only be carried out by qualified service personnel.
Replacement parts for a double-insulated appliance must be identical to the parts they replace. This
double-insulated appliance is marked with the DOUBLe-INSULATeD or DOUBLe-INSULATION
symbol.
WARRANTY
This product is guaranteed for a period of 24 months against faulty materials and workmanship. while
every possible care is taken by earlex Inc to ensure that our products leave the factory in good working
order, earlex Inc cannot under any circumstances accept liability for problems or damage caused by their
subsequent use. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that surfaces to be treated, cleaned or
stripped are suitable for this product. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights. This warranty
excludes the use for hire purposes. In the event of a fault occurring please contact our helpline before
returning the unit to our Service Department at the address below together with a copy of your purchase
receipt. All repairs will be dealt with promptly.
PLEASE NOTE: we have done all we can to ensure that, when used correctly and according to these
instructions, this heat gun will give a long and trouble-free life. we accept no responsibility for damage
caused by the use of incorrect or unsuitable substances, paints or fluids which have not been thinned
correctly or are unsuitable for the surfaces to which they are applied, health hazards arising from lack of
ventilation when working in confined spaces or failure of the equipment due to inadequate cleaning of the
components after use. If in doubt, always test a small inconspicuous area first. Always read the paint
manufacturer’s instructions first. Neither our warranty nor the above statement affects your statutory rights.
Earlex Inc reserves the right to modify or improve this product without prior notice.
Colors may vary from those shown.
Questions? Call toll free: 888-783-2612
Earlex Inc
8261 Highway 73, Suite F,
Stanley, N.C. 28164, USA
Toll Free 888-783-2612
Email: questions@earlex.com Website: www.earlex.com
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©earlex Inc 2013
Earlex Inc
8261 Highway 73, Suite F,
Stanley, N.C. 28164, USA
Toll Free 888-783-2612
Email: questions@earlex.com Website: www.earlex.com
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