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Over on Instagram, the only place where Lowe’s tells anybody about new tools, Kobalt revealed a new 24V Max cordless heat gun, model KHG 124B-03.
The new Kobalt cordless heat gun features dual-temperature settings – 550°F at low, and 1000°F at high. It features a lock-on/off button for convenience.
Lowe’s says that the Kobalt heat gun has side air vents that double as a stand for safe, hands-free use. It looks like this just means the heat gun can be placed on its back during use.
The heat gun also features an LED worklight at its base.
It’s bundled with reduction and reflector nozzle attachments.
Price: $99 for the bare tool
When Milwaukee first came out with a cordless heat gun, it was a bit of a novelty.
Now, quite a few power tool brands have cordless heat guns:
Even Ryobi also has a cordless heat gun ($79 via Home Depot for the bare tool).
Digging into Kobalt’s user manual, we see that the cordless heat gun has a 9 CFM max airflow spec, but there’s no mention of start-up heating time.
While this won’t make waves in the industry, it’s good to know that Kobalt is expanding their 24V Max cordless tool system with another useful addition. It’s also worth nothing that the max operating temperature – 1000°F – is higher than the Ryobi 18V One+ model is rated for, which is 875°F.
The Craftsman 20V Max cordless heat gun – also $99 for the bare tool at Lowe’s – has a max output temperature of 950°F and a heat-up time of 10 seconds.