Metabo 18V Cordless Heat Gun

Metabo heat gun gets hot in no time

The wireless Metabo HG 18 LTX 500 18V hot air gun offers professionals an easy and convenient solution that eliminates the risk of tripping over the power cord. But perhaps more importantly, Metabo claims that this model outperforms other cordless models and keeps up with other corded versions on the market.

10 second summary

  • Model: Metabo HG 18 LTX 500
  • Double temperatures: 570 ° F to 930 °
  • Increases the temperature in less than 5 seconds
  • Dual action switch and lock button
  • 6-7 CFM
  • Thumbwheel temperature control
  • Continuous running time of more than 20 minutes with 8.0 Ah battery
  • Including winding nozzle and reducing nozzle
  • Guarantee: 3 years
  • Price: ~ $ 132.02 (bare tools)

Metabo on the cordless heat gun

This lightweight, ergonomic cordless heat gun outperforms the competition and works exactly like a corded version, but without the limitations and pitfalls of a corded tool. The heat gun can be used for a variety of uses, from shrinking, bending, softening, thawing, plastic welding to soldering copper tubing or stripping paint and removing decals.

Terry Tuerk, Senior Product Manager at Metabo

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Metabo’s great popularity with the 18 V cordless heat gun is based on its cable-like performance. How does it look?

The Metabo HG 18 LTX 500 has two temperature ranges from 570 ° F to 930 ° F, which you can select using the thumb wheel on the back of the tool. An LED display shows the temperature ranges.

The Metabo 18V heat gun reaches the temperature in less than 5 seconds and moves air at 6-7 CFM. This combination of temperature and air flow makes the HG 18 LTX 500 an ideal solution for short-term work such as shrinking, bending, softening, plastic welding, thawing, soldering copper pipes and removing decals.

Runtime and security functions

Metabo tells us that with an 8.0 Ah battery, the 18 V cordless heat gun has more than 20 minutes of uninterrupted running time. This is impressive. However, we don’t recommend cordless heat guns for most paint strippers – unless you have very little work to do. Typically, it takes much longer to remove paint – much more than 20 minutes in most cases.

Metabo has also integrated some security functions here. A double-acting switch and lock button under the trigger prevent you from accidentally firing the 18V heat gun. With an LED work light, you can see what you are doing.


You can pick up the wireless Metabo HG 18 LTX 500 heat gun from various online retailers. Sold as a bare tool, it costs around $ 132. It is supplied with an all-round nozzle and a reducing nozzle for point heating. Metabo grants a 3-year guarantee on the heat gun.

Metabo 18V cordless heat gun technical data

  • Model: Metabo HG 18 LTX 500
  • Battery voltage: 18 V.
  • Air volume: 7/6 cfm
  • Air temperature: 570/930 ° F.
  • Number of air temperature levels: 2
  • Weight (including battery): 2.8 lbs
  • Sound pressure level: 70 dB (A)
  • Guarantee: 3 years
  • Price: ~ $ 132.02 (bare tools)

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