View Full Version : Which stud gun to get
03-09-2006, 05:45 PM
I am planning to get a stud gun soon to add to my tool set. I just started in the autobody field and don't want to waste any money buying inferior products, likewise I don't want to spend an arm and a leg on something that a cheaper product would work as well on. Is there any one brand that is superior to others in the stud gun market, or are they all pretty much the same. I've used a unispotter and can say I don't much care for it, just the feel of the gun, though they seem to be the most widely used of all stud guns. I was looking at snap on and mac tools' guns and they mention (low heat? voltage?) transformers to reduce burn through. Is this a gimmick or for real?
03-09-2006, 09:51 PM
I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF STUD GUNS ALTHOUGH I HAVE A WEINERSCNITZEL (DENT FIX GUN) bEFORE YOU BUY A STUD GUN GO TO www.DENTMAGICIAN.NET AND CHECK OUT THE EAGLE 11 DENT REMOVAL TOOL. i BOUHGHT ONE ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO AND USE IT A LOT AND AM REAL HAPPY WITH IT. iNSTEAD OF USING A STUD YOU TACK AN ELECTRODE TO THE METAL AND USE A L;EVERAGE PULLER TO PULL THE DENT 80% FASTER THAN STUD GUN. iT ALSO SRINKS AND YOU CAN MAKE A BRASS ELECTRODE TO TACK ON WIGGLE WIRE. hth vIPOND
We looked at several stud guns before we purchased one. We went with the HS Unispotter mostly because of the other tools in the kit but we've had it for 15 years and it still gets used several times a week and has never missed a beat. We use it for pulling and shrinking and we've never had any problems with it. When we started this site (about 10 years ago) we started selling these tools and since then we've sold a lot of them and never had a complaint. There are three models, the first one pictured below is the Starter Kit that we sell for $189.50 which is the same as the Stinger except the Stinger comes with a lot of tools and studs. The third kit is the Deluxe Kit which has a heavy duty transformer and comes with more tools that allow it to do several different jobs. The tools are also available separately. More details are available on the links below. If you have any questions you can call me at 1-888-485-5008 between 9am and 9pm eastern time.
Starter Kit Link (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=HS4500W&Category_Code=2SW)
Stinger Kit Link (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=HS5500W&Category_Code=2SW)
Deluxe Kit (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=HS9000W&Category_Code=2SW)
I agree w/ Vipond,we've got an Eagle at work,a LOT faster than a pin gun.
Still use the gun for really deep creases,the Eagle doesn't stick as well as a pin,but for the most part,I use that whenever I can.
Also,a lot simpler to shrink,no spring loaded tip,YOu CONTROL HOW MUCH PRESSURE is on the metal.
If you think the Eagle is the way to go you should see if the shop you're working in will purchase it. It looks more like a piece of "equipment" that the shop would have than a "tool" that the employee would bring with him.
I haven't looked through the warehouse but I may have a supplier for the Eagle.
03-10-2006, 10:57 PM
Even though we have a number of the Dent-Fix tools mentioned, they are super nice (and WAY too expensive to consider it a "replacement" for the stud gun), I still pull out my H&S (I bought the starter kit about 15 years ago) and use it often.
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