This handy gas-powered tool, provides heat quickly, for working with most types of shrinkable sleeving. The device features a “piezo-electronic” ignition system, with positive safety-lock , and is powered by a disposable butane gas-lighter, which is not included, to produce a temperature of up to 650ºC. The heat is produced by squeezing the trigger, warming up to a useable temperature in a few seconds. Releasing the trigger cuts off the gas, but the nozzle will remain hot to the touch.
The ignition system is relatively wind-proof, and thus can be used outdoors in sub-gale conditions. A curved deflector is included, which connects to the nozzle via a bayonet fitting. Dimensions; 115 ×80 ×25mm approximately. Each disposable lighter (available very cheaply in most locales) provides up to 20 minutes of operation. Trials on a generic sample showed that shrinking a 10mm length of 7mm diameter heat-shrink tube took around 20 seconds from pressing the trigger