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a hand-held device that produces a flameless stream of extremely hot air, as for rapid drying or for softening paint for removal.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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It requires a
, a steady hand and nerves of steel.
In this activity, the worker uses a
, a tool similar in design to a hand-held hair dryer.
However, be extremely careful as the heat from the
will ignite any wood or paper it contacts.
The plastic film was shrink-wrapped using a propane
, and the entire surface was inspected to ensure total coverage.
Carefully thaw frozen areas with a
, heat lamp or space heater.
However, let us say you then took a flame or a
to the rubber bands so that the pieces melted into each other.
and lighter fluid would be used to peel away the plastic security labels.
First they tried to loosen the bearings with a bearing heater, a powerful electric
, without success.
Using an electric
or a butane torch, carefully heat the small diameter tubes.
Hot water, and electric hair dryer or
can be used to soften the hose.
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