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Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun HG6031VK

The new Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun is making its way to retailers with a wide range of temperature settings and two air flow speeds.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Makita HG6031VK
  • Price: ~$129
  • Variable temperature dial: 122º – 1022º F
  • 7 CFM and 14 CFM airflow settings
  • Great for automotive, plumbing, tiling, and electrical and more


The big deal with the Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun is its temperature range and multiple airflow settings. Using the variable speed dial on the back of the tool, you can set your temperature between 122º and 1022º F to cover a wide variety of applications.

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The work needs vary by more than just the temperature, so Makita gives you a 14 CFM high setting and a 7 CFM low setting on the back of the handle for more delicate work.

Heat guns push across multiple trades and here are a few applications Makita sees this model performing well:

  • Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun HG6031VKVehicle wraps and tinting
  • Stripping lacquer, paint, and varnish
  • Thawing frozen pipes
  • Loosening tile and putty
  • Re-melting adhesive
  • Removing stickers
  • Waxing and dewaxing
  • Bending plastic pipes and sheets

The back of the heat gun flattens out to let it stand with the hot end up to protect the material it’s sitting on and to make nozzle changes easier. Since the dial rotates underneath the rear stand, it won’t affect the stability.

One of the benefits of keeping the cord on a tool like this is keeping the weight down and this model weighs just 1.5 pounds. It has a 6.6-foot cord and stores away nicely in a hard plastic case.

There’s also a tether notch at the end of the handle in case you’re working at height.

The new heat gun is making its way to retailers now and we expect pricing to run under $130.


Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun Specifications

  • Model: Makita HG6031VK
  • Power Source: 110V AC
  • Cord Length: 6.6 feet
  • Temperature Range: 122º to 1022º F
  • Air Volume: 7 CFM and 14 CFM
  • Amp Draw: 13 amps
  • Length: 10-1/8″
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds


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