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Zircon MetalliScanner M40 Metal Locator
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MetalliScanner M40 Metal Locator

$29.97 /each

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The Zircon Corporation MetalliScanner m40 Metal Locator easily detects metal in wood, drywall, stucco, plaster, concrete and other non-metallic surfaces. The M40 locates ferrous metal up to 4 in. deep and non-ferrous metal up to 2 in. deep.

  • Can detect ferrous and non-ferrous metals in most non-metallic surfaces
  • Capable of finding the pattern of nails to detect studs
  • LED arrays indicate signal strength
  • Blue coil and audio tone indicate when metal target is located
  • Pinpoint scan helps locate small objects, including screws and nails
  • Wide scan detects metal in walls or concrete
  • Scans up to 4 in. beneath the surface of walls, ceilings and floors
  • Great solution for all your detection needs

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Can this tool detect the exact location of copper pipe behind durock and tile? I need to know the exact location within 1/4".

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I believe it could as I just tested. I'm not sure if I have durarock, but I do have tile and something else behind it in my 1960's bathroom. What you'll want to do is scan from the right, mark the point, then scan from the left and mark the point. It gives the "pinpoint" alert when it is at the edge of the metal. So in your case if it is a half inch pipe, I think it will be very close to giving you an Read More
I believe it could as I just tested. I'm not sure if I have durarock, but I do have tile and something else behind it in my 1960's bathroom. What you'll want to do is scan from the right, mark the point, then scan from the left and mark the point. It gives the "pinpoint" alert when it is at the edge of the metal. So in your case if it is a half inch pipe, I think it will be very close to giving you an accurate reading of where your pipe is between those to marking points. Without question, measure a few times before committing. Read Less
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This is not the tool for that job. You would want one of the better tools that are designed for that sort of task.
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I find I can get 1/4 inch accuracy or better. Use the pinpoint mode and determine the approximate location. Then recalibrate about 3/4 inch from where you think the center of the pipe is. That will reduce the sensitivity, and with luck, the blue sensor will light up only over a short range, the center of which should be a fairly accurate measure of the location of the pipe. The closer the pipe is to the Read More
I find I can get 1/4 inch accuracy or better. Use the pinpoint mode and determine the approximate location. Then recalibrate about 3/4 inch from where you think the center of the pipe is. That will reduce the sensitivity, and with luck, the blue sensor will light up only over a short range, the center of which should be a fairly accurate measure of the location of the pipe. The closer the pipe is to the Durock the better the precision. Read Less
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June 1, 2015
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I would think that this scanner would be the best way to find its location short of cutting a hole in the wall to see its location. If you have screws or other metallic items in the location of the pipe I would remove them first so you can get the best possible reading.
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May 12, 2015
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Hello. The m40 MetalliSanner gives very precise locations for metal. It is able to accurately detect ferrous metal up to 4 inches deep, and non-ferrous metal, such as copper pipes, up to 2 inches deep. The tile and durock should not be a problem either. So all things being equal, yes, this tool will give accurate locations to the metals in its scanning range. We hope this helps.
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Can it find a stud earring in a grassy field?

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I really need to find this earring, but need to know if it will find it before I buy the metal detector.
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If you could narrow the search area to just a few square feet then you might have a shot at locating small metal items in a field, using this tool. A better choice would be a ten-dollar magnetic pickup tool. It has a telescoping handle and a wide pickup base.
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No. It probably only has the range of about 6 inches from its target.
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November 17, 2015
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The short answer to your question is, yes, it's capable. The problem is, the ergonomics of the tool. It's hand held and it has about a 3&1/2" range. So you'd have to be on your knees on the ground to use it in this field. The M40 wasn't designed to be used in that way, but it will find the metal. I hope this information is helpful. Thanks.
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I am trying to locate nails under Aluminum Gutters

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Will this work to find nails under aluminum gutters?
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Hi. We're sorry, for technical reasons there was a delay in answering your question in a timely manner. The M40 would be unable to distinguish between the aluminum gutters and the nails. So the answer is, no, it will not work for that application.
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Yes, as long as the nails are iron
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Can I use it to detect old metal in some reclaimed timber beams? The beams are almost 7 inches thick . . .

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I would be confident that it can. Just make sure you use fresh batteries.
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January 13, 2016
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Hello. The m40 is a great tool for locating nails and other metal within reclaimed lumber. With a scanning depth of 4 inches, it should be able to find the nails if you scan both sides of the 7 inch lumber.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 32 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A must have tool to find studs within plaster and lath walls. October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fast and accurate Easily locates metal pipes, wiring, and embedded nails in wood. Audio beep is loud enough and the blue sensor light is bright. The only shortcoming is the difficult-to-remove battery cover. The scanner is more efficient than simply using the metal sensor mode on a stud finder. August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great new device I have a couple of different stud finders but I still end up tapping the wall with my knuckles and drilling exploratory holes to figure out where things are. This device is nice because it locates metal in the wall whether it is nails or piping. You can do a wide area scan first and then zoom in and do a pinpoint scan. I think this is going to be a very useful addition to my tool set. It is also a nicely designed device that looks good. On the negative side I found the battery cover difficult to get off and also I would prefer it took AA batteries rather than 9V smoke detector type batteries. I have a drawer full of AA’s. June 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really easy to operate The Zircon Metalliscanner M40 Metal Locator tool is a better way to find studs over other devices I've used. When I received the unit found it to be a good size to hold in your hand. It needs a 9-volt battery not included that is stored in the handle. I found it to be easy to use after first going over the instructions and watching the video on the Home Depot product page. There are also more calibrating videos on YouTube. Basically, calibrate it by turning it on and waiting for the ready light to go on next to the search area. Then slowly move it along the wall until the Christmas tree line on the head starts to light up indicating sensitively strength and sounds a tone for maximum strength. There are more steps to hone the metal search, but that's basically it. I expected it not to be that easy, but not with this one. If anything it was super sensitive in finding metal pipes, electrical cables and of course, wall studs. I've used other devices and there is a learning curve to interpret results, this tool is up and running much faster. May 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Handy and accurate This is a good, basic, and accurate metal locator, able to detect metal through dry wall, stucco, and more. It is accurate in its scanning or pinpointing (if greater accuracy is desired). I would recommend that it could use a sensitivity gauge. You may find that it can detect metal too easily at too broad a range, and so having the pinpoint option is good though. Do use fresh batteries,as partially used ones can show misleading indicators (I used one 9-volt battery that had half a charge, and it was misleading). Also the panel to the battery is a little hard to find as I discovered it is not through unscrewing the 5/64" hex screw. I should have read the instructions before tinkering. Also to note, this panel can also be a little hard to pull off (make sure you push down at the top seam before pulling down). May 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nail Detector for Used Lumber This is a simple tool for locating metallic items. I purchased it to scan used lumber to avoid damage to blades and bits. In using it, it is essential to "calibrate" it in free space away from any metallic objects. So far, it has worked well in this application. I suspect there are better detectors out there with more range, but this one is readily available and reasonable cost. One annoying feature is the need to hold the button down to activate it. For scanning lumber, I'd like to calibrate it and then leave it on, resting on bench while I position the lumber. If you let up on the button, then it's back to calibrating. The thumb gets fatigued trying to hold it down continuously. February 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best stud finder for the money hands down! If you can not find studs with this thing you should not be messing with your home period. I have used more then a few stud finders and this one has been the best one yet. I am finding the studs with much more speed and precision then ever before. If you can not find a stud with this tool you should not be messing around with your home period. First you will need a 9 volt battery. Second you do not need to unscrew the screw to put the battery in. Just slide down the black plastic part on the bottom half. I can not believe I waited this long to replace my old stud finder. This can be read from above or below as it has lights on both the top and bottom of this finder. January 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Price Great tool to have when scanning lath & plaster walls for studs. March 29, 2016
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