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What is a heat gun?

A heat gun is a power tool that blows hot air. This article will teach you about heat guns.


How Jackhammers Work

 How Jackhammers Work

Jackhammers offer incredible power when it comes to breaking down hard substances. Find out how these demolition marvels work. See more »

How Motion-Activated Screwdrivers Work

 How Motion-Activated Screwdrivers Work

Do you know How Motion-Activated Screwdrivers Work? Keep reading to learn about power tools and discover How Motion-Activated Screwdrivers Work. See more »

Cordless Drill Pictures

 Cordless Drill Pictures

Drills have a big job to do in a small amount of space. Find out how this handy tool gets its powerful punch in this image gallery. See more »

 What type of nail gun is best to install floor studs?

Construction work requires power tools that can do the heavy-duty work as quickly and easily as possible. Learn what type of nail gun is best to install floor studs in this article. See more »

 What types of drills use metric drill bits?

Metric drill bits are regular bits that are measured using the metric system. Use this article to learn about which drills use metric bits. See more »

 What's the best type of circular saw blade for concrete?

To cut concrete with a circular saw, you need an abrasive blade. Learn about the best type of blade for sawing concrete in this article. See more »

 What's the best type of circular saw blade for cutting a laminate kitchen countertop?

You need a circular saw blade with fine teeth to cut through laminate countertops. Learn how to choose the right circular saw blade for cutting laminate kitchen countertops. See more »

 What type of circular saw blade do you need to cut metal?

Do you know what type of circular saw blade you need to cut metal? Find out what type of saw blade you need in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 What's the difference between a hammer drill and an impact driver?

What's the difference between a hammer drill and an impact driver? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about the difference between a hammer drill and an impact driver. See more »

 What is a heat gun?

A heat gun is a power tool that blows hot air. This article will teach you about heat guns. See more »