what is the diffrent between heat gun and hot air soldering iron.both can solder/ desolder component right.?

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heat gun is a hair dryer on steroids  and a hot air soldier iron is usually fed by butane and is a lot smaller  stream of hot air
hore (author)  cerberustugowar8 years ago
"hair dryer on steroids",what is the meaning of this.
meaning it kind of looks like a hait dryer but gets way hotter.
hore (author)  cerberustugowar8 years ago
ok thank you, do you think hair dryer can be turned into hot air gun

i'm sure anything is pissible.  but I don't think it's built to take the extra heat so it may not last for to long,  Could just heat up, mely and catch on fire after 10 seconds

hore (author)  cerberustugowar8 years ago
well i think about the same thing too.anyway thank you for your answer.
seandogue8 years ago
The difference between a hot air gun and a hot air soldering iron is quite simple.

It is the difference between a flame thrower and a torch.

It is the difference between a bon fire and a stove

It is the difference between a hunk of graphite and a sharpened pencil.