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MetalliScanner M40 Metal Locator

  • Detect ferrous and non-ferrous metal in most non-metallic surface
  • Ideal for lath and plaster walls without metal mesh
  • Blue coil and audio tone indicate when metal target is located
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Product Overview

MetalliScanner m40 quickly and easily detects metal in wood, drywall, paneling, tile, stucco, plaster, concrete, and other non-metallic surfaces. It locates ferrous (magnetic) metal up to 4 in. deep and non-ferrous (non-magnetic) metal up to 2 in. deep. MetalliScanner m40 finds plumbing, ductwork, rebar, nails, and screws in your walls, floors, and ceilings, and is great for scanning reclaimed lumber for hidden metal.
  • Detects ferrous and non-ferrous metals in most non-metallic surfaces
  • LED arrays indicate signal strength
  • Blue coil and audio tone indicate when metal target is located
  • Ideal for lath and plaster walls without metal mesh
  • PinPoint Scan locates small objects, including screws and nails
  • Wide Scan detects metal in walls or concrete
  • For scanner project or product related questions, please call Zircon Customer Support in California, at 1-800-245-9265 during normal business hours M-F 8am -5pm PST


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Hand Tool TypeStud SensorStud SensorStud SensorStud Sensor
FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesElectronic,Hand-Held,No Additional FeaturesElectronic,Hand-Held,Straight EdgeElectronic,Hand-Held,Straight Edge
Battery Type RequiredAAA9-voltAAAAA
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.1
Product Height (in.)
7.5
Product Width (in.)
5.5

Details

Audio alert
Yes
Batteries Included
No
Battery Type Required
9-volt
Detects metal
Yes
Detects voltage
No
Digital Display
Yes
Features
Electronic,Hand-Held,No Additional Features
Hand Tool Type
Stud Sensor
Laser level included
No
Maximum wall thickness (in.)
4
Number of Batteries Required
1
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Zircon Corporation ("Zircon") warrants to the original purchaser (or original user by gift) that this product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for its useful life (not to exceed twenty years from date of purchase).

Questions & Answers

16Questions34Answers

will it detect copper pipe behind sheetrock wall?

Asked by katlvw January 20, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Kat. The M40 will locate copper pipe up to 2" deep behind a sheetrock wall. Thank you.

Will this locate studs in lath and plaster walls that have been sheet rocked over.

Asked by Helpplz August 20, 2020
1
Answer

Hello. It will find the nails holding the lath to the studs up to 4" deep which will indicate where the studs are. Look up the Tip Minute # 8 on the Zircon website which is a video demonstrating how to do this. Thank you.

Will this locate air conditioning/heat ducts under carpeted floor or through drywall?

Asked by Jim August 9, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Jim. As long as the ducting is within the tool's depth range (4" for ferrous metal and 2" for non-ferrous metal it should find the ducts. Thank you.

will this find metal studs behind 2" styro foam installation

Asked by davethebuilder March 17, 2020
2
Answers

I'm not sure. I never tried that and at the moment I don't have Styrofoam on hand to test it out.

Will this help locate a corrugated steel gas pipe in drywall?

Asked by Jd October 27, 2019
4
Answers

While I have not tried to locate a gas pipe , it does locate metal duct work behind drywall.

Will it detect gold and platinum?

Asked by misskitty March 28, 2018
5
Answers

It should detect metal ferrous and non ferrous.

Will this device detect the location of non-hot copper wire? I have a shorted out circuit and nee...

Asked by John September 19, 2017
5
Answers

no

Can this detect a silver ring through about 3-4 inches of quickrete?

Asked by Le September 15, 2017
5
Answers

no won't work for that

Would this help locate electrical wiring in the walls?

Asked by Macmama June 25, 2017
5
Answers

yes

Will this allow me to find the metal property marker in the ground?

Asked by Karen May 28, 2017
5
Answers

no, get a metal detector

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 77 reviews
  • 94% recommend this product
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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.
by Baz
2 people found this helpful
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.
by FXP1
Did not help me find water pipes in a wall...
Did not help me find water pipes in a wall
by Guest
Response from Zircon Customer ServiceApr 2, 2021
Hello. The m40 will find ferrous metal up to 4" deep and non-ferrous metals up to 2" deep. If your m40 is not finding metal pipe at these ranges please contact our tech support through the Zircon website and we will help you with the issue you are having. Thank you. zircon
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
It is a handy little metal detector but really does...
It is a handy little metal detector but really does not detect metal more than 4" deep. I wanted to use it to detect metal conduit in the ceiling to trace the conduit but the conduit was too deep.
by DAVID
Worked perfectly to help me find studs behind lath and...
Worked perfectly to help me find studs behind lath and plaster!
by Matt
Have not used many times yet, however seems to be...
Have not used many times yet, however seems to be quite accurate so far.
by MICHAEL
Easy to use. Very forgiving...
Easy to use. Very forgiving
by TJ
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
found foamed over lag bolt - dead-on. Very precise.
found foamed over lag bolt - dead-on. Very precise.
by kelpforest
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