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Product Spotlight: Shrinkfast MZ Propane Heat Gun

By October 26, 2020 614 Views No comments

Shrinkfast propane heat guns are used in commercial, industrial, and consumer applications. The MZ model specifically, was introduced as a consumer-oriented version. The MZ offers many of the same high-quality features of other Shrinkfast heat guns but this model is a much more economic option.

The MZ model is ideal for DIY projects such as wrapping outdoor furniture, small boats, personal watercrafts (pwc), and other assets in your home.

Key Features:

  • Portable, Propane-Powered Shrink Wrap Systems - Use Indoors or Outside.
  • Easily Shrinks Film or Pallet Bags on Skids, Machinery, Equipment, Boats, and Scaffolding.
  • Features: Warm To Touch Heat Nozzle, Double Trigger (Safety/Gas), and Automatic Shutoff.
  • Complete Kit Includes: Heat Gun, 25' Rubber Hose, Gas Regulator, UL Guard, Wrench, Operator's Manual, and Plastic Storage/Carrying Case.
  • Covers Up To 10" In A Single Pass.
  • Less Intimidating Flame.
  • A Safe Heat Tool For Home Use And Low-Volume Shrink Packaging Applications.
  • DIY And Business Owners Can Now Protect Their Assets Stored Outdoors And Also Occasional Pallet Shipments.


  • Heat Capacity (BTU's): 50,000
  • Weight: 1 lb. 75 oz.
  • Fuel: Propane
  • Electrical Connection: N/A

Shrinkfast heat shrink tools are manufactured in the USA and come with a full one-year manufacturer’s warranty on parts and labor. Shrinkfast also offers a full-service repair facility in Newport, New Hampshire, and an on-site technical training program. All Shrinkfast products have received the U.L. safety certification.

Safety Features Include:

  • A "dead-man" trigger that automatically shuts off the flow of propane and extinguishes the flame when released.
  • The Shrinkfast patented combustion cycle allows the flame to burn outside the combustor and keeps the heat tool cool to the touch during operation.
  • The UL® approved regulator assembly includes an "Excess Flow Device" that stops the flow of propane in case the hose is cut or develops a significant leak.
  • The UL® approved 25' hose assembly can withstand up to 300 lbs. of pressure, making it the most durable hose available in the heat tool industry.
  • The MZ model installs in minutes and operates from a standard BBQ grill-style propane tank.
  • Each MZ model is individually tested for peak performance and safety before shipping.

If you are interested in getting your own Shrinkfast MZ Propane Heat Gun, click here to purchase.

Why you Should Rent a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun and NOT a Weed Burner for Your Next Shrink Wrap Job.

By October 5, 2020 6527 Views No comments

Why you Should Rent a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun and NOT a Weed Burner for Your Next Shrink Wrap Job.

First Things First...What is a Weed Burner/Roofing Torch?

A weed burner or roofing torch is a portable gas torch that produces a significant flame from the end of a long metal tube attached to a hose and regulator propane tank. The flame stays on all the time creating a constant hazard.

While the design is universal, some manufacturers include additional features such as an igniter, which is safer than lighting the flame tip with a lighter or match. Most of the time, the gas regulator is included, though its placement can vary.

The primary function of a weed burner is to use a flame to remove weeds in your yard, in or around sidewalks and driveways, and in gardens/farms. In the roofing industry, it is used to heat tar and roofing materials.

Why use a Weed Burner for Your Next Shrink Wrap Job?

Simple answer: DON’T!

Shrinkfast Rental

While these products are readily available at your local hardware store and inexpensive, these are NOT meant for shrink wrap projects and can be quite dangerous.

We have heard from many customers in the past who first purchased weed burners to complete their shrink wrap projects only to come to us after having terrible issues (sometimes dangerous ones) and many with poor results.

Here at Mr. Shrinkwrap, we want to get you the right tools for your next shrink wrap project. We know that sometimes it is not feasible to purchase a full Shrink Wrap Starter Kit but we have you covered!

Rent a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun

Rent a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun

The Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun is propane operated and comes ready to use with 25' hose, regulator, and carrying case. This model 998 is somewhat different from the Shrinkfast 975 in that it is lighter and more efficient.

To rent from us simply contact Mr. Shrinkwrap and pay a fraction of the list price for 7 days along with a refundable deposit and you will have the Shrinkfast 998 Heat Gun shipped to you to complete your project. If you need longer than 7 days we will just charge you an additional weekly fee. All Shrinkfast 998 Heat Guns are under one year old and we guarantee the product’s quality and functionality. Learn More. As an added bonus we will provide a credit of $75 towards the purchase of a new heat gun after a rental has been completed.

In Conclusion…

With any project (big or small), it is imperative to have the right equipment and materials (you wouldn’t try to eat a steak with a plastic butter knife). Don’t make the mistake of cutting corners with your shrink wrap projects. It will just lead to frustration and likely additional unexpected costs to fix the first attempt.

Mr. Shrinkwrap is here and ready to give you all the tips, tricks, advice, and products to make sure you have a great experience with excellent results.

Brand Spotlight - Ripack

By September 28, 2020 1094 Views No comments



Originally named RIPPES, Ripack was created in Europe in 1922 and specialized in designing sealing equipment. Through the years they have maintained success through their continual innovation within the industry.

In 1975, Ripack came up with and developed the idea of covering a palletized load in a cover made from heat-shrinkable plastic in order to stabilize the load and protect it from theft and bad weather and thus, as they say, the rest is history.

1975 was also the year that shrinkwrap began to be manufactured and that spurred Ripack to develop a gas-fed “gun” intended for shrinking heat shrink covers thanks to the heat generated by the hot air produced. The “cold nozzle” patent which removes any risk of contact burns has enabled Ripack to become the leading brand on the market worldwide.

Ripack 3000 Heat Gun

Innovative Product Alert! - Ripack 3000 Shrink Gun

Featuring a unique Securipack system, the Ripack 3000 shrink gun offers the highest level of safety for this type of tool.

  • automatically detects the pressure in your gas bottle to prevent overheating
  • The stainless steel heat diffuser stays cold even when used for long periods (worldwide patent) preventing any risk of burns through direct contact with the nozzle.

The Ripack 3000 is the fastest shrink gun currently on the market. Thanks to the heat produced by a short, powerful flame, power is controlled. The quality of this heat facilitates shrink wrapping, unlike unsuitable welding torches with long, weak flames. The power of the Ripack 3000 is diffused through a fan-shaped nozzle in order to cover the largest possible surface area.

Suitable for 100-150 pallets a day, the Ripack 3000 is the solution to any problem related to the protection of your goods.

Ripack 3000 is also commonly used for boat wrapping and other outdoor applications. The Starter Kit contains everything you need to complete your project including:

  • 1 Ripack 3000 Heat Gun
  • 1 Premium Leather Safety Gloves (Pair)
  • 3 Rolls of 4" x 180' Shrink Wrap Tape
  • 1 Rolls of 2" x 180' Shrink Wrap Tape
  • 1 Roll of 1/2" x 1,500' Cross Woven Cord Strapping
  • 100 1/2" Buckles for Strapping
  • 1 Strap Tension Tool
  • 1 Roll 1/4" x 6" x 80' Foam Padding
  • 18 Adhesive Vents
  • 1 Shrink film knife
  • 4 Shrink film knife replacement blades

Pro Tip!

Ripack 3000 is equipped with an onboard spare ignitor. The piezo igniter is a part subject to wear and tear and found on all products on the market. The main difference between the Ripack 3000 and other competitors is that you can change it without needing to use any tools, or needing to disassemble your product and knowing that you have a spare piezo ignitor already in your equipment (hidden in the trigger guard casing).

*Looking for accessories such as extensions? Click Here


Today Ripack is sold in over 140 countries, has over 400 distributors worldwide (including us here at Mr. Shrinkwrap!), and has over 40 years experience in the world of heat-shrinkage.

Ripack Products can be Used to Contain:

  • Fragile good
  • Industrial goods
  • Boxes
  • Heavy loads
  • Pallets
  • Bulky products

Ripack protects products from corrosion, rain, humidity, sun damage, theft, and scratches.

Mr. Shrinkwrap sells over 115 Ripack products. Check them out HERE!

Honorable Mention Product: Turbopack

The Turbopack is a heat-producing column mounted on a trolley that can be easily moved around using its pivoting wheel system. The operator is able to shrink-wrap anywhere in the shipping area, avoiding having to move around unstable loads.

Key Features:

  • More effective thanks to its power and its fast operation
  • Economical and flexible for unparalleled value for money


Long-Time Customer of Ripack?

If you are interested in upgrading to the Ripack 3000 and have a Ripack 920 you can trade it in due to the in-demand parts from that model. Mr. Shrinkwrap offers a trade-in program for the tool of $75 on the purchase. Learn More

Product Spotlight!: Shrinkfast Heat Guns

By September 7, 2020 2314 Views No comments

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