The Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun is lightweight at just 2 pounds 2 ounces. It's ergonomic design permits extended use without discomfort, as it is perfectly balanced and features a cool combustor for operator comfort.
This extremely durable heat gun provides adjustable power ranging from 134,000 BTU/HR @ 15 PSI to 212,000 BTU/HR @ 30 PSI. Great for shrink wrap jobs and other tasks that call for a powerful heat tool.
Shrinkfast has improved upon the 975 in several ways beyond making it lighter and more comfortable to use. The 998 features wide even heat pattern up to 18" in a single pass, and depressing a single button lets you adjust combustor orientation. The quick disconnect combustor makes it easy to attach an extension for easier wrapping of hard to reach areas.
Propane fired: Propane and Tank NOT included.
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Full one year factory warranty. Made in the USA. Factory reconditioning service available.
The Shrinkfast 998 kit includes:
25 foot hose
Wrench for hose fittings
Also needed/recommended but not included:
The regulator dial is bent inside plastic and needle will not give true reading as it hangs up on metal guage. Can this part be replaced or how do you fix it? Does top come off ?
I don't see where the gauge alone is available.You can buy a replacement gauge at this < a href="http://site:http://www.gossequipment.com/store/GossRegulators.html" target="_blank">site:http://www.gossequipment.com/store/GossRegulators.html< /a>
I have put mine away but if I take it out I will let you know. I have seen this happen in other tank gauges and usually the plastic cover fell off and it happened when the protection was removed. Just straighten it out with jewelers needle nose or order another from company These items are sold separately as this happens a lot
I'd suggest you call their customer service #
CHERYL A DAWSON
The regulator can be replaced, but you will bend it again next time tank falls over. regulator will unscrew (guage). To replace. Use Teflon tape to reseat new guage. use a old milk create to hold your propane bottle, this will keep it from falling over.
could you please let me know the wattage of the Shrinkfast 998?
It's propane. Not electric
There is no wattage. The heat gun is entirely powered by propane. This heat gun does not use electricity.
There is no electricity it is propane fired.
Where do i get a rebuild kit for model 998 i have one that needs work ?
I do not know
Hi, i never used this equipment, i will be using it to locate delamination on boats hulls with an infrared camera when condition cant drive the temp difference i need. my question is; how can i use it with out damaging the hull with the flame or heat too much?Norberto Villanueva787-409-3427
Afraid i won't be much help to you since i only used the gun to shrinkwrap boats !
noberto, i wrap boats for a living.you can use that gun but you have to stand back from hull.put the guard on the gun also.and i would wave gun back and forth around area. bob
I really don t think you should use the heat gun for this purpose. It is very powerful and you WILL DAMAGE the hull. Consider a torch ( any hardware store). It is less radical.
keep the gun far away. the gun is very hot
what is the recommended spark plug # ?
As far as I know there is no spark plug. We only had the gun 1 month and so far its Fantastic. Highly recommend it.
I'm not sure what it is because I never took apart yet, Sorry.
Dont know havent used it yet.
ho long is the supply hose ?
Comes with a 25 foot hose.
It's stated right in the tech specs. 25ft.
the supply hose is around 20ft. i am able to leave the tank in front of a 17 foot boat and never have to move the tank just move sides of the boat.
Looks to be 25' long
Perfect Shrinkwrap Gun!
Perfect shrinkwrap gun. Can be used used commercially as well. I've owned two of these guns through my 20 years as a marine technician. Have used other guns and shrinkfast definitely the best.
USCG to USAF
I don't have anything else to compare this gun to but it does work well and has plenty of power. No complaints. For some reason, the adjustment knob has a locknut on it. Seems unnecessary but it works.
Good Heat Gun
Gun works well however it does allow the propane to leak out slowly when it is shut off. You can watch the pressure slowly bleed off. Also the pressure adjustment knob won't move unless you back off on the brass nut that locks it in place. Seems unusual since I have torches and other high pressure gauges that don't need lock nuts.
does the job
I used it the first time. It is vary straightforward, even under rain - no problem; well balanced.
Great product when it lights
Great product when you get it to fire. I bought this one because I use the same one at work. Used to be able to take it home and use it. All I had to do was buy my own film ( which I used to buy through work also ) and propane. To shrink my pontoon boat, patio furniture, lawn tractor and my fire wood for the next years burn, ( beats any tarp you can buy! ) New management stopped that . So I bought my own. Same model, just don't work the same. The igniter is junk ! Some times it has taking as many as 20 or 30 strikes to get it to light. Hoping it gets better the more it's used. But it is not looking good on that hope. Not sure if I would recommend this to anyone.
Great tool easy to use. Ignitor works best if you pull the trigger slowly. Makes wrapping your boat a snap.
Salt Lake City Ut.
Just what I wanted......
It is a good thing that I have used one of these before because the instructions that came with the gun are a joke! Shrink fast people take the time to make a better instruction book.Take some colored pictures and explain in detail how to set the gun up with an LP tank. I had some issues about the regulator and how it works that where not explained in the booklet and if I had not used one before( a friends gun) I would of been cueless. Everything else is top notch with this product.
very good product but last only one season (about 200 boats).Very expensive to fix (parts)though so simple conception
Jersey City NJ
Already payed for itself!
Lightweight and easy to use compared to the previous model.Very happy with my purchase!