Ridgid 18v Butane Heat Gun

Over on the Home Depot website a new Ridgid 18v butane heat gun was spotted before the listing was removed. This makes Ridgid the second on the market to have an 18v cordless heat gun but it varies from its Milwaukee competitor by using butane as the heat source instead of power from the battery. This allows them to get longer runtimes and with that users can use lighter compact batteries for longer runtimes while lessening fatigue.

My thoughts: this is the second cordless heat gun to come to market but it’s the first of it’s kind being that it uses butane as the heat source and the battery to run a small fan to get the heat out. Features include a refillable butane tank, folding kickstand and variable temperature control. While the main disadvantage is that the butane will have to be refilled, the upside will be the ability to use lighter compact batteries and still get good runtime. At the time of writing there is no approximate runtime claims but hopefully they’ll be very good so that this will be well suited for anyone who uses a heat gun frequently on the go. At $129 with a 2.0ah battery and charger this unit is quite a bit cheaper than its Milwaukee competitor.

Features and specifications:

  • Refillable butane tank
  • Hex Grip overmold
  • Folding stand
  • Adjustable temperature
  • Up to 1,100 degrees F
  • Voltage: 18v DC
  • Heat source: butane
  • Price: $129 (not yet available at the time of writing August 2018)
  • Warranty: 3 year limited


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This is interesting! I guess you refill it with the cigarette lighter type refill cans. What looks like a rotary switch on the side could be a piezo igniter so the battery would be running the fan only. Looking forward to a review.