Intro: Heat Gun Bench Holster
A heat gun is an unsung hero of the Makers tool chest. With ease it shrinks that shrinkable tubing, aids in the forming of plastic, and quickly dries the overly wet.
Those are but a few of the heat guns amazing powers, but with these poweres come dangers. Things like melting your anti-static mat, adhering itself to that parts bag you forgot to put away, and burning your workshop to the ground. All minor inconveniences sure, but enough so to justify it's own holster to keep harm at bay.
Colourful narrative aside, I simply needed a way of keeping my heat gun out of the way, quickly accessible, and safe to place after recent use. This was my solution. I used a zip tie mount and a long zip tie.
The added benefit to having the heat gun close at hand was that now it actually gets used quite often. There's something to be said for useful tools being within easy access.
This has proved quite useful to me, and I know it will for you too.