The Heat It Craft Tool can be used to melt embossing powder and to dry paints and inks quickly and quietly. Because this tool was designed with a gentle but highly effective air flow, it is not only quiet but it also does not blow your embossing powder around. It is small but mighty. In other words, the Heat it Craft Tool is quick, quiet and oh-so convenient.
You can now easily melt your embossing powder with the Ranger Ink Heat it Craft Tool. It is also compatible with soy ink, dry ink, paints, glues and more! The new design makes it safe with no metal outer tip. You will love that you only need one hand to operate this fast, lightweight tool. The Heat it Craft Tool is affordable and fun to use! It's also recommended and used by Tim Holtz.
I was using my blow dryer until I purchased the Heat It Craft Tool. The biggest concern I had was the blow dryer blowing my card/ATC/art away. Hanging on to it without marking it up was not easy. So here are the pros & cons. Pros: It is quiet. It doesn't blow my art work away. It drys faster. It is easier to handle. Cons: Definitely read directions before using and hold it at least two inches away and constantly check because it does get very hot. Unlike the blow dryer, it does not take long. When it says don't leave it on more than 10 minutes, they REALLY mean it. The cons are not really cons if you are careful and follow directions.
I've had this tool for a few years and enjoyed how it works. I always heat from the underside of the piece I'm embossing and because of that I can't always see how close I'm getting to the paper/cardstock. I've burned the motor out in one because it got too hot and won't do that again. I'm on Heat It #2.
I wanted a heat dryer w/a handle like a regular hair dryer because I think the other straight heat dryers are just too combersom to hold. Besides, I've seen some in the stores and they are very big in size; this style is just the right size.
For years I used my heat tool for embellishing a LOT of different things. The grout in my floor can attest to this with glitter, beads and embossing powder of many colors embedded forever! This little beauty doesn't blow everything all over. PERFECT. Gets hot, but it's called a "heat" tool and it takes less time to do what I want.
Love this heat tool..looked at many on t he market but really was drawn to the ease of drying with a handled tool. Used it today and it is exactly what I wanted, as it gives great control and my hand doesn't get tired. It allows the surface to dry evenly, as well.