This is the model heat gun I purchased from HF...
I mainly bought it to strip paint off an antique dresser. The paint on
it is coming off easily w/o heat but there are some stubborn areas.
The dresser is 100+ years old and solid mahogany, I want to go as
easily on it as possible to remove the white paint some id10t covered
it with years ago. I believe it is Federal style and, if the wood is
in good shape, will look great when restored.
I have a much smaller torch tool that I use for heat shrink tubing. It
is far more effective than such a large heat gun.
While I didn't expect a real long life for such a cheap heat gun, I
did not expect multiples to smoke.
White smoke with a bad smell but not certain if electrical. Smoke
continues for several minutes after you turn it off. No black smoke,
melting or appearce of flames anywhere.