Frequently Asked Questions
What heat gun do you recommend?
It depends! For a company just starting out with scaffold shrink wrapping the Shrinkit or Raptor 90 gun are probably best value shrink wrapping guns on the market. If you are going to be using the tool all day, every day, and you have the budget available, The Ripack is a great choice. Our installation teams use all three of these tools on a daily basis. To see the ‘real world difference’ between each tool, watch our ‘shrinkoff’.
How many shrink wrap guns will I need?
You are going to need at least one heat gun but this may cause a bottleneck after the shrink wrap sheeting has been hung and clipped as only one operative can then weld the joints between the sheets, weld the shrink wrap around the scaffolding and finally shrink the whole thing ‘drum tight’. If a typical shrink wrap team consists of three operatives then we would typically have at least two heat guns in operation.
What safety precautions do I need to take
Shrink wrapping heat guns are powerful tools and should only be used in accordance with the manufacturers guidelines. The safe use of heat guns for scaffold encapsulation is also included as part of our scaffold shrink wrap training courses.
Do you rent guns for shrink wrapping scaffolds?
We don’t have any tools available for rent. However, HSS Hire (http://www.hss.com/hire) do have limited stocks of pallet shrink wrap guns for hire in the UK.