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Yome 1800W Heat Gun Review

Editor Rating: 4.3/5

Outstanding

Yome 1800W

Reviewed by: Sean Masri

Last modified: Oct 8, 2020 @ 3:58 am

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

It’s packed full of features, complete with numerous accessories, and comes at a price that won’t do too much damage to your bank balance. The Yome 1800W heat gun is ideal for the enthusiastic DIYer looking for that little extra something in their power tools — but who’s on a tight budget.

This machine delivers two fan speeds, combined with an adjustable temperature range of 140-1112 degrees Fahrenheit — an impressive spectrum of heat that makes it ideal for a cornucopia of home projects.

Including four nozzles and two scraper tools — you have the ability to focus or disperse heat, depending on your working material. Furthermore, heat-resistant ABS plastic construction allows your hand to remain cool during operation — while protective sidebars ensure that you don’t accidentally touch the hot nozzle. Plus, an integrated overload protector shields you from power surges that could otherwise end in an electrifying experience.

While not coming from an established power tool brand — this heat gun hails from Yome, a business that produces a wide range of home essentials, from rugs to picture frames.

Pros:

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Variable temperature selector of 140-1112 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Feature packed at a budget price.
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Four nozzle attachments.
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1800 watts.
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Adjustable fan speed setting.

Cons:

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Little-known manufacturer of power tools.
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Although it has a temperature dial, the choice of heat options is limited.
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While durable, it has a budget-end ‘plastic’ feel.

Features and Benefits of YOME SDL


It’s undoubtedly packed with attributes — but are they as useful or versatile as they first appear?

Allow me to dive into the detail:

Temperature Range


If you’re looking for a heat gun that’s more than just a paint stripper — you need a variety of temperature settings. This allows you to select the perfect level of hot air to achieve your goal — without overkill.

Hence, I welcome the spectrum of heat in this machine — scaling from 140 degrees at the low end to 1112 degrees Fahrenheit at the high. Hence, this heat gun is suitable for many projects, from fixing smartphone screens through to loosening rusted bolts.

Heat Dial Control


Switching between temperatures settings involves a combination of the fan speed button and the rear dial — which is a little complicated. On the low speed setting, the five-speed dial delivers 140-752 degrees Fahrenheit, the high speed temperature range is 140-1112 degrees Fahrenheit.

This may be a little arduous to learn for heat gun novices. Furthermore, at best, it delivers adjustable increments of only around 100 degrees — many higher quality (usually digital) models enable you to select in smaller, 20-degree steps.

Dual Fan Speed


While perfectly combining the fan speed with the heat selection may be a little complex for the novice, the dual blower rate is a godsend for the experienced DIYer.

Being able to manipulate intensity and delivery of heat allows for a precise finish on sensitive materials. For example, it can make light work of removing decals from automotives, while not damaging the delicate bodywork paint beneath.

Durability and Safety


Even with the best of intentions — your heat gun is going to take some knocks. DIY and home improvement is beset with hazards — and at times your hot air machine is going to be bumped and scraped.

So, it’s reassuring to see that this heat gun is made from durable ABS plastic that will withstand the pressures of use — and prevent against water and oil ingress.

With regard to safety — this unit has a welcome feature.

You can never make a heat gun completely danger free — after all, it’s knocking out up to 1112 degrees of pure power.

Take that away, and you’re left with, well, a fancy, gun-shaped fan.

You never know when power surges will happen — and hopefully, it’s a rare occurrence. In most electrical items, it’s not that serious — well, apart from completely wrecking the circuitry. However, in heat guns, it can lead to a severe heat swell that could cause a fire.

That’s why it’s reassuring to see that the Yome SDL-8622 incorporates an overload protector — not just shielding the machine’s circuit board, but also your wellbeing.

Additional Accessories


The Yome heat gun comes complete with four additional heat nozzles. It’s not enough to have just the correct temperature level for your job — you also need the correct delivery.

For example, if you’re removing a capacitor on a circuit board, you only want the solder around its feet to melt — not on every single resistor, fuse, and LED. Hence, in this circumstance, you would use a concentrator end — focusing the heat on one specific area.

The accessories included with the Yome SDL-8622 include:

  • Wide nozzle.
  • Reflecting nozzle.
  • Three-layer focusing nozzle.
  • Five-layer focusing nozzle.
  • Two scrapers.

Social Proof


The Yome heat gun appears to be a machine that packs in an abundance of DIY-friendly characteristics, yet at a low price point. But, is it as practical in the field as it initially appears?

To check that this machine didn’t get too hot and bothered — I explored what owners of this unit thought about it.

In the vast majority of cases, users were more than satisfied with its functionality. Many praised its inclusion of accessories, safety features, and the choice of single or two-handed operation.

That said, some critics did remark it felt like a budget model in their hands — while others mentioned that its controls required a little exploration to understand fully. However, in the main, owners of the Yome saw it as a durable and versatile power tool.

To see what I’m talking about, take a look for yourself.

Alternatives to Yome 1800W


If this machine isn’t giving you that warm and fuzzy feeling — don’t worry. Here are some alternatives that may get your juices flowing:

DeWalt D26960K


If you want a heat gun that seriously ups the ante — this could be the answer.

This model, like the Yome SDL-8622, comes complete with nozzles (seven) — but also has a hard carry case, LCD screen, cord protector, and hanging ring. Furthermore, being from DeWalt, you know you have the backing of one of the biggest names in the power tool world — admittedly, at a price to match.

  • 50-degree temperature increments, as opposed to the 100 of the Yome.
  • Unlike the Yome, this unit allows you to change temperatures at the touch of a button.
  • Includes a kickstand (not a feature on the Yome) for hands-free use.

Wagner Furno 300


If all the talk of dials, knobs, and switches is turning you off — consider this simpler unit from Wagner.

The Furno 300 includes just two temperature settings — 750 and 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Hence, it’s suitable for a smaller range of uses, although ideal for the casual DIYer and homeowner.

  • Lighter on the wallet than the Yome.
  • Has no additional accessories or nozzles.
  • Comes from the paint experts, Wagner — not the unknown Yome.

Milwaukee 2688-20


Should you consider the Yome a little too cumbersome — check out the much more compact Milwaukee.

This heat gun is cordless, thus allowing you more portability and preventing you from becoming snagged in cables and extension cords. Furthermore, its snub design makes it less challenging in harder to reach areas, such as engine bays or beneath sinks.

  • Harder on the wallet than the Yome.
  • One single temperature setting against the variable control of the Yome.
  • Includes an LED illuminator light — not a feature on the Yome.

Conclusion


The Yome heat gun is an affordable power tool that shouldn’t disappoint.

A large temperature range, twin-speed fan, overload protector, and a vast array of accessories make it more than suitable for most experienced DIYers.

What’s more, a heat-resistant body, stainless-steel nozzle, and twin-handed operation put it in serious contention with the big boys of the power tool world.

That being said — the large temperature increments, complicated setting facility, budget feel, and the lack of information about the brand may discourage some purchasers.

However, the Yome 1800W turns up the heat on its competition.

Yome Heat Gun FAQs

Q: Can the Yome 1800 Break Bubbles in Epoxy Resin?

Yes. Start on a low setting combined with a concentrator nozzle and then gradually increase the intensity to the required temperature. It’s a simpler method than using a propane torch, as many DIYers would choose to do.

Q: Will the Yome Heat Gun Remove Laminate From a Cabinet?

Indeed it will. However, begin on the lowest temperature possible and raise as required until the laminate begins to peel and lift. Be careful not to use a high heat as you could damage or char the wood.

Q: Yome SDL-8622 Uses?

With a temperature range from 140-1112 degrees Fahrenheit — the Yome heat gun is suitable for a wide array of uses, including:

  • Removing laminate.
  • Stripping paint.
  • Shrink wrapping presents.
  • Removing floor tiles.
  • Bending plastic.
  • Molding Formica.
  • Addressing rusted screws and bolts.
  • Unsticking adhesives.
  • Defrosting freezers.
  • Lighting BBQs and grills
  • Cookie decoration
  • Applying tint to car windows.
  • Desoldering.
  • Removing tablet and smartphone screens.
Q: How Long Is the Yome Heat Gun Power Cord?

The mains cable on the Yome SDL-8622 is approximately 55 inches long.

Q: Can I Blow Dry My Dog With the Yome SDL8622?

No. This machine is for DIY use. If you wish to dry your canine companion, use a hairdryer.

Q: Does the Yome Heat Gun Work on 120v?

Yes, this machine is designed for use on a 120-volt mains system.

Q: Can the Yome SDL8622 Remove Wallpaper?

Yes. This heat gun will remove wallpaper by softening the adhesive beneath. However, ensure the machine is not on maximum as this could set the paper on fire.

Q: What Is the Weight of the Yome Heat Gun?

The Yome 1800W weighs 2.29 pounds.

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