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Old 07-07-2012, 09:20 AM   #41
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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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I know this is an old thread but I thought I'd re-new it. Any opinions out there comparing Darice, SU, Recollections(From Michaels), Tim Holtz, and Martha Stewart heat guns? Can't believe there are so many now. My Old Darice isn't embossing as well as I'd like. Maybe it's because its old. 15-20 yrs old! Just checking to see if anyone has a favorite.
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Well, as an update on the Ranger "Heat-It", they experienced a large number of the heat tools not being able to heat up enough to melt embossing powder. It was removed from some convention-vendor 'shelves' due to the unpredictability.

As a result, I'm back to solely using the Stampin' Up! 2-speed heat tool.
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:38 PM   #44
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A couple of years ago, when manufacturing went over seas, the wattage of heat guns was lowered such that anything you knew about old brands doesn't apply to new ones. The new two-step SU lowered theirs by only 50 watts, which is less than some of the other famous brands lowered their wattage.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:29 AM   #45
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I did some online research of different brands and their performance. I bought the Stampin Up heat gun and never have problems.
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