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Old 07-06-2012, 06:34 AM   #41
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I looked at the specs for the B&D heat gun you are looking at. It says it is 1375 Watts where as the Darcie Heat Tool that I have says it is 300 Watts. I think the B&D one would be too much. I've used heat guns before to strip paint and they do a fantastic job of it. This is just my opinion. Did you look up Darcie Heat Tool?
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:05 AM   #42
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I looked at the specs for the B&D heat gun you are looking at. It says it is 1375 Watts where as the Darcie Heat Tool that I have says it is 300 Watts. I think the B&D one would be too much. I've used heat guns before to strip paint and they do a fantastic job of it. This is just my opinion. Did you look up Darcie Heat Tool?
Thanks a lot for the guidance. No, I haven't looked up Darcie Heat tool...didnt know about it actually... I will look it up and check if it is available here.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:23 AM   #43
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I have been rubber stamping for about 30 years long before I even heard of Stampin' Up. I have only had to buy two brands. The Marvy Uchida was my first and just died recently. I bought another one along the way just to have as a spare. It got heavy use but periodically. Would you believe it died when I bought the Heat-It too last year? I said prayers for it, thanked it for it's long years of service and threw it out. Much like a job does when you retire. Out with the old, in with the new.
In May, 2011, I bought that cute little heat-it tool because of the rave reviews fellow SCSers and other well known stampers have written or shared. I loved it! HOWEVER, my new toy died after a few uses around Christmas time. OMG to the max! The old Marvy Uchida was probably laughing at me from heat tool heaven.
So, now I use my over 10 year old spare Marvy. I will return the Heat-It tool, get a replacement and as soon as I finish writing this, I'm going to check out that Milwaukee everyone swears by.
Now the moral of this story is........use a coupon, get something that works and has a good reputation! And, oh yeah, have loads of fun!
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:46 AM   #44
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Bummer about your heat-it. I've had mine for...at least 7 or 8 yrs now. Maybe longer.
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My Marvy Uchida has been heating for years. Many times, I feel it over heats, but I've learned to adjust my distance to compensate. I'm planning to purchase the Heat-It this year. I've used it at stamp shows/conventions, and I really appreciate that it does not blow embossing powder all over, and I have never experienced over-heating. Additionally, I like the quieter sound.
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