A heat gun is a flexible small hand tool - much like a soldering station - and they're used for a wide variety of tasks, both around the home and professionally. Usually powered by electric, they come in various sizes and designs, though all do the same thing - allow you to direct temperature controlled heat at whatever you're needing to work on.
The more expensive models are designed for industrial use and those shown here are aimed more in the middle - between home related tasks and moderate professional use. They're especially useful in the winter, for defrosting and ice removal, as well as good for winter prep with regard to draught-proofing windows.
Beyond that, they're used for paint removal, hobby and crafting projects, plastic pipe bending, drying epoxy, shrink-wrapping and a whole host of other undertakings. The five best electric heat guns are featured below - all are of a high quality manufacture, best selling and great value for money.