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MultiScanner HD800 1 Step Multi-Function Wall Scanner

  • Locates the center edges and direction of wood or metal studs
  • DeepScan mode doubles the scanning depth
  • WireWarning detection
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Product Overview

MultiScanner HD800 1 Step multi-function stud finder locates the center and edges of wood and metal studs and joists behind walls, floors, and ceilings. It also locates metal targets up to 3 in. (76 mm) D. A 3-mode switch makes it easy to change functions, while the backlit display screen, SpotLite Pointer, and audio tone all indicate the location of the target. The signal strength indicator helps to distinguish between shallow and deep targets.
  • StudScan mode locates the center, edges, and direction of wood or metal studs up to 3/4 in. (19 mm) D
  • DeepScan mode doubles the scanning depth to 1-1/2 in. (38 mm)
  • WireWarning detection indicates the presence of live, unshielded AC electrical wiring up to 2 in. (51 mm) D in stud and metal scanning modes
  • Metal scan mode locates non-ferrous metal, such as copper pipe, up to 1-1/2 in. (38 mm) D, and ferrous metal, such as steel pipe, up to 3 in. (76 mm) D
  • ACT (Auto Correcting technology) automatically corrects common errors, such as when scanning begins over a stud
  • Backlit LCD display with target spotlight indicates the direction and edge of the stud and illuminates when the center of the stud is detected
  • Low battery indicator for optimum performance
  • Signal strength indicator helps to distinguish between shallow and deep targets
  • SpotLite pointer shines an arrow-shaped light on the wall to clearly indicate the center of the stud
  • Translucent base and illuminated V-marker groove for more accurate marking of target location "


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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.4
Product Height (in.)
7.25
Product Width (in.)
3.2

Details

Audio alert
Yes
Batteries Included
No
Battery Type Required
9-volt
Detects metal
Yes
Detects voltage
Yes
Digital Display
Yes
Features
Electronic,Hand-Held,No Additional Features
Hand Tool Type
Stud Sensor
Laser level included
No
Maximum wall thickness (in.)
1.5
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

30Questions34Answers

Will it work on outside wall thru aluminum siding

Asked by Cuff April 3, 2021
1
Answer

Hello, No, stud sensors are able to scan through metal. Thank you.

Will this stud finder go thru plaster walls

Asked by BM November 26, 2020
3
Answers

yes

Your ad says that the Zircon HD800 only picks up unshielded live wires in the wall.

Asked by Denny November 23, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Denny. First we want to make you aware that the HD800 does not have a AC scan mode. It does have a wire warning but this does not tell where the wire is. It reads the e-field given off by live unshielded AC wiring letting you know there is live unshielded wiring in the vicinity you are scanning. The HD900 does have AC scan mode and will find live unshielded AC wiring. Most electrical wire is covered in a rubber or plastic coating called insulation, this not shielding. Most shielded wiring has a metal foil wrapped around the wire that is then covered by the insulation. The AC wiring in most houses is not shielded. Also wires in metal conduit cannot be detected by wire warning or AC scan mode. Hope this answers your question. Thank you.

Can it scan through plaster and lath?

Asked by robin August 27, 2020
2
Answers

Yes. Deep-scan mode works best on plaster and lathe.

Can this find studs through exterior cement panel siding?

Asked by CharlieS April 11, 2020
5
Answers

Hello Charlie. Due to the variables in materials and construction techniques Zircon stud sensors are not recommended for exterior use. Thank you

Will it work horizontally?

Asked by Cube June 6, 2019
5
Answers

Yes, I bought this more powerful version than the HD 70 that I already had to find floor joists through carpet. Works very well horizontally.

will it detect copper plumping and if so up to what depth

Asked by eric May 4, 2019
3
Answers

Yes. It will detect copper up to 3-inches deep. I found the copper piping in my wall behind my bath tub where I'm cutting out a section to make an access panel. Remember to place it on the wall first, then calibrate it before moving it over the wall.

Will this work for steel studs?

Asked by Joe March 9, 2019
5
Answers

Yes. Metal detection finds steel studs up to 3-inches deep.

Will this scan through tile?

Asked by Mick February 8, 2019
4
Answers

Would not recommend using on tile. Depending on what you're doing I'd scan from the ceiling above the tiled area to find studs or joists.

Will this find joists through carpet, pad, & 3/4" OSB panels?

Asked by Hardcastle January 28, 2019
5
Answers

It's designed to scan through plaster and drywall. Recommend using it on the ceiling above the area you're looking for joists.

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.7
    out of 304 reviews
  • 64% recommend this product
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Maybe plaster confuses it
It took me multiple scans to find the stud through a wall with plaster. Probably works better without any barrier between the scanner in the drywall. It’s still better than knocking on the wall for the stud.
by AGrossIndividual
Maybe plaster confuses it
It took me multiple scans to find the stud through a wall with plaster. Probably works better without any barrier between the scanner in the drywall. It’s still better than knocking on the wall for the stud.
by AGrossIndividual
Extremely easy to use and is sensitive to actually finding the center of studs.
Extremely easy to use and is sensitive to actually finding the center of studs.
by blinky
There are many wall scanners available online, from vendors with and without physical stores, fro...
There are many wall scanners available online, from vendors with and without physical stores, from well-known brands, and also from some unfamiliar manufacturers, so when I realized that I needed to get one of these tools to do a little DIY project at home (installing the rails, brackets, shelves and in general all the hardware for some closet organizers), I started doing some online research. The convenience of seeing it, being able to pick it up (and eventually return it) in a store right away, and with the price being reasonable, made me decide to get one of these Zircon wall scanners from my local Home Depot. I tried to figure out if I should go for the least expensive, since I just needed finding some wall studs, but then I decided to buy one of the mid-to high-end models, and focused on deciding the most value I could get out of it, which brought me to the HD800, being it advertised as capable of performing different kinds of detection, and also not as expensive as the highest-end models (I particularly didn't care for color displays). After trying it, I found this little device easy to use, and following the right procedures (install the 9V battery, which unfortunately was not included, placing it flat against the wall, activating it and giving it a couple seconds to calibrate, to start sliding it slowly across the wall surface), soon I was scanning my walls, and being able to detect the studs behind it. The results were good most of the time, but I still had some hit and misses, mostly false positives. I have not tried any other wall scanners to compare to this one, so I couldn't tell if that's just a small flaw of this particular model, or a limitation of the technology available these days, but I expected it to be more accurate than I found it to be. However, I tried scanning both ways: left to right and right to left, and repeating this procedure at different wall heights, and I think it helped me verify the information provided on a first scan, and eliminate most of these inaccurate results. I am still to try the metal detection, and live electric wires detection features, but so far, I have found this tool able to perform reasonably well. I like the simplicity of the controls, location of the activation switch, and its overall size, weight and feel, so I'm planning on keeping it permanently with my other tools.
by supplycontractors
2 people found this helpful
Terrible....
I can't tell you how many walls I've turned into swiss cheese trying to use this highly expensive and yet inaccurate stud finder. The other sensor options aren't that great either. I found time and time again that you're cheap stud finders work just as well if not better. Below is a photo of my garage that I've tried to use it on. The outerwall is only about a half inch thick and as you can see, there is no other items on the other side that it could mistake a stud for. There really isn't any excuse for why this performs so poorly. I will never be buying anything made by Zircon again.
by Niko
Response from Zircon Customer ServiceJan 17, 2019
Hello Nico. We're sorry to hear your HD800 is not functioning properly for you. Unfortunately we were not able to view the picture you mentioned. There are variables in construction that can cause a StudSensor to give false readings and quite often these issues have to do with the environment you’re operating on. There are tried and true techniques we can help you with that can explain why the tool is reacting to density changes that may not be studs and will also promote consistent scanning results. We would be happy to trouble shoot this with you, whatever the problem may be. We stand behind our product. Please contact us and we’ll figure it out for you. We offer toll free support by phone (800 245 9265) during normal business hours Mon. thru Fri. 8:00am to 5:00pm PST. We also maintain a 24/7 interactive online knowledge base which can be found at the Zircon website. Thank you. zircon
1 person found this helpful
I had a Zircon $10 scanner and it barely will work. I bought this one ($50 !!!) based on some re...
I had a Zircon $10 scanner and it barely will work. I bought this one ($50 !!!) based on some reviews. I needed to install a Kayak hanging suspension system in my garage. Great system....horrible tool for finding studs, wires etc. HOWEVER 1. Bulky and inconvenient. 2. You MUST hold the black button down during every scan. This makes canning a problem as not everyone can hold the button down, scan , and hold it in place, use a pen pencil to mark then go to other side and rescan to make sure you got center. It never chooses the same spot twice! The design is not well thought through, and makes mistakes. (yes I know how to use it) They need to incorporate a stay on, click to scan then click to turn off with an auto off feature. A poorly made tool, lacking features that makes a job enjoyable. I hated this job as the tool, failed. 3. I needed this to find studs/joists in my garage ceiling. It failed miserably. 4. 1/2 of the studs it identified were about 2 inches off. So I ended up with holes in my ceiling. 5. I had to use a piece of sharpened coat hanger to punch through the sheetrock to find a stud. so many more holes. I decided to brace the unit and place a 1/2"x40" board up and screwed it to the studs for extra support. (Kayak hanager) 6. My overall experience is I am taking it back as it is a half baked tool, and I already have the smallest model, and both are just not what I would call good functional tools. Thanks, Monument Bob
by MonumentBOB
Response from Zircon Customer ServiceApr 26, 2017
Hi, we are sorry to hear about your experience using Zircon stud finders. We wish that we could have helped you out during your project. Scanning through ceilings to detect joists is difficult and provides challenges that differ from scanning studs through a wall. There are enough variables in wall construction (insulation properties, moisture issues, general inconsistencies, etc. It is difficult to say what the issue was. If you have not returned the HD800 would like to do some trouble shooting with you to determine the cause of the problem and provide a solution. We offer toll free support by phone (800 245 9265) during normal business hours Mon. thru Fri. 8:00am to 5:00pm PST. We also maintain a 24/7 interactive online knowledge base and email support that can be found on the Zircon website. Thank you. zircon
3 people found this helpful
Hit n miss
I have bought several so called "stud finders" and most of them couldn't find a tree in a forest. Bought this one but really wanted the A52 but of course Home Depot didn't carry it. Don't like that you have to hold the power button down constantly and fairly firm at that and the 52 you dont. Also they need to lose the fuzzy stuff on bottom of unit as it does not work well on textured walls. Still had to make multiple passes to confirm stud location. All in all I give it a three star but would still rather had the A52..little pricey but mitch better reviews and features
by Nolan
The stud finder performed as advertised and the electric locater...
The stud finder performed as advertised and the electric locater was an awesome benefit.
by Raj
Many, many false readings through simple drywall. Product is...
Many, many false readings through simple drywall. Product is a joke
by Alibaster
Response from Zircon Customer ServiceApr 21, 2021
Hi. We’re sorry to hear of your experience with the HD800 Multiscanner. We can help you with solid techniques with that will promote consistent scanning results. The thickness and material of the wall board are critical factors that must be taken into account when considering the accuracy (to the stud center) of the scanner. We can trouble shoot the environment you are working in, help you with proper scanning technique and solve the issue for you. We're here to help. Please feel free to contact us directly. Technical and product support services are available free of charge during normal business hours Mon. thru Fri. 8:00am to 5:00pm PST. Please visit the Zircon website for contact info. Thank you. zircon
by USAirCreations
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