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MultiScanner X85 OneStep Stud Finder

  • Thermally detect actively heated water-filled pex tubing
  • Find the center, edges, and direction of wood and metal studs
  • Find live, unshielded electrical AC wiring
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Product Overview

MultiScanner x85 multifunction scanner thermally detects water-filled hydronic radiant heating, scans for live AC, and finds the center of wood and metal studs. The x85 utilizes Zircon's patented ergonomic pivot pinch grip for comfortable scanning and features a large, backlit LCD screen to indicate the center of the target.
  • Thermally detect actively heated 1/2 in. diameter water-filled Pex Tubing up to 2 in. (50 mm) deep
  • Find the center, edges, and direction of wood and metal studs up to 2 in. (50 mm) deep
  • Find live, unshielded electrical AC wiring up to 2 in. (50 mm) deep
  • Low battery indicator for optimum performance
  • Arrow-shaped SpotLite Pointer indicates detected target
  • Water and dust resistant
  • 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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Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
8.27
Product Height (in.)
1.69
Product Width (in.)
4.02

Details

Audio alert
Yes
Batteries Included
Yes
Battery Type Required
AAA
Detects metal
No
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.)
2
Number of Batteries Required
3
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

16Questions13Answers

Will it detect copper water supply lines?

Asked by Rob November 24, 2018
2
Answers

Hello Rob. The X85 is meant for finding pex tubing used for radiant heating in concrete floors. It will not find copper pipes. We recommend using a stud finder with metal scanning capabilities such as the HD800 which will detect copper pipes up to 11/2" deep in a wall. Thank you.

Does not sound that it has a chance with shower tile on old fashion metal lath and mortar. Got a...

Asked by Doitright September 5, 2018
2
Answers

I have not had any luck with this on tile.

This will work in a shower through tile and sheetrock??

Asked by Ken August 19, 2018
2
Answers

Zircon MultiScanner X85 is worthless. I went thought out the house looking for studs, It would see a stud - then with a second pass it would not - third pass nothing , fourth pass nothing , fifth pass something , sixth pass nothing -its a guessing game with this stud finder, It would be easier to just knock on the wall to find studs.This thing might be good to find satellites in outer space,- I just need to find wood stud in the walls. I bought the M150 Franklin stud finder. works great with every pass. Zircon should be ashamed to sell such garbage . Thank You -Home depot -for taking it back- seems like most products are make by a couple of manufacturers - they make a whole lot of things that are completely worthless, Is it just to see what they can get away with ? I bet Franklin stud finders and Zircon stud finders are owned by the same clowns.

Can Zircon X85 detect stud behind Vinyl Siding wall ? I used Zircon L350 scanner but can't find s...

Asked by Justin July 9, 2018
1
Answer

Hello Justin. No, we do not recommend using the x85 or any of our tools on outside surfaces such as vinyl siding. Thank you.

Having trouble finding studs in ceiling constructed of one layer of 1/2 plain sheet rock + 1" x1"...

Asked by Jerome February 24, 2018
1
Answer

I have not had any luck with this stud finder. It should be able to do the job according to Zircon, but my experience tells me no.

Can it read through old lath and plaster to locate wall and ceiling studs?

Asked by Lindylindy December 14, 2017
1
Answer

Hello. No, the X85 will not find studs in a lath and plaster wall. The most effective way to finds studs in lath and plaster walls is to use a Zircon tool with metal scan mode. You can find the studs by locating the nail heads holding the lath to the studs. The Zircon website has a list of tools with the metal scan mode and a video of how to do this in the TIP MINUTES section. Thank you.

Can I use this detector to locate sprinkler heads underground ?

Asked by David October 30, 2017
1
Answer

Howdy David, This sounds like a good idea, however, stud finders do not work on the ground. happy gardening, Coach Dave

can it read thru ceramic tile

Asked by boo October 17, 2017
1
Answer

Hello. In most cases the X85 can scan through ceramic tile but the problem most stud sensor have with tile wall construction is the variables in the materials used and gaps in the materials. We have found the most reliable method for finding studs behind tile is to use a StudSensor™ with Metal Scan mode, such as the HD800. Using Metal Scan mode you find the nails holding the drywall to the studs located behind the tile. The Zircon website has instructions and a video on how to do this. The video is listed under locating studs on a lath and plaster wall but it is the same method for tile. Thank you.

Can it read through a thick outside layer of stucco?

Asked by jolivarez October 14, 2017
1
Answer

Hello. Unfortunately we have no StudSensor™ that will scan through stucco. The metal mesh in stucco prevents the tool from calibrating. Thank you.

WHAT IS THE MOST RELIABLE SCANNER FOR ELECTRIC COPPER WIRES IN WALLS AND FLOORS?

Asked by FRED40FL December 29, 2016
1
Answer

Zircon makes two multiscanners with AC scan features; the i520 (AKA HD900 at HomeDepot and L550 at Lowes), and the X85. I would consider the i520 because it has a metal scan mode as well. I hope this helps. Thanks.

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Customer Reviews

  • 2.2
    out of 8 reviews
  • 33% recommend this product
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Zircon MultiScanner X85 is worthless. I went thought out...
Zircon MultiScanner X85 is worthless. I went thought out the house looking for studs, It would see a stud - then with a second pass it would not - third pass nothing , fourth pass nothing , fifth pass something , sixth pass nothing -its a guessing game with this stud finder, It would be easier to just knock on the wall to find studs.This thing might be good to find satellites in outer space,- I just need to find wood stud in the walls. I bought the M150 Franklin stud finder. works great with every pass. Zircon should be ashamed to sell such garbage . Thank You -Home depot -for taking it back- seems like most products are make buy a couple of manufacturers - they make a whole lot of things that are completely worthless, Is it just to see what they can get away with ? I bet Franklin stud finders and Zircon stud finders are owned by the same clowns.
by RICHARD
Response from Zircon Customer ServiceFeb 3, 2021
Hi Richard. We're sorry to hear of your experience with the X85. If you'd like to discuss it further, our support line is free, and you can speak to an expert on all things stud finding. Please feel free to contact us. 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
My 30 year old Craftsman stud finder works far better then this POS!
My 30 year old Craftsman stud finder works far better then this POS!
by Chaz
Response from Zircon Customer ServiceAug 5, 2020
Hi. Please contact us so we can help you trouble shoot the environment where you are scanning. The X85 is a very capable scanner. We can figure out what the issue is. 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
just doesn't work well finding floor studs, which is why...
just doesn't work well finding floor studs, which is why i bought it. was suggested by home depot as the one scanner that could work, and claimed when used right, reviews were better.
by ttt
Response from Zircon Customer ServiceDec 18, 2019
Hello. We're sorry the X85 did not work for finding your floor joist. Please contact us at 800-245-9265 mon-fri, 8am-5pm PST. We would like to troubleshoot your X85 with you. If there is a problem with the unit we will resolve it for you. Thank you zircon
I have had this stud finder for a while now, I does not find edge or center of studs ( wood or me...
I have had this stud finder for a while now, I does not find edge or center of studs ( wood or metal ). It did not detect live un-shielded wire, and it would not find hot or cold water lines in pex or copper. This has been one of the most unreliable tools I have ever used. I bought this for use professionally as a maintenance person, but it has failed me every time. I will be replacing this product.
by MaintenancePro
Response from Zircon Customer ServiceMay 13, 2019
Hello. We would like to troubleshoot your x85 with you and find out what is causing the problem you are having with it. We will stand behind the tool and make this right for you. Please contact us at 800 245-9265 mon-fri, 8am-5pm PDT. Thank you. zircon
2 people found this helpful
very difficult to use. Did not work well.
very difficult to use. Did not work well.
by Dennis
Response from Zircon Customer ServiceJan 18, 2019
Hello. The X85 is a stud sensor that also thermally detects the center of actively heated
water-filled 1⁄2 in. (13 mm) diameter plastic pipes up to 2 in.(50 mm) deep. We're not sure which mode of the tool was not working for. If you contact at 800-245-9265 mon-fri, 8am-5pm PST we would be happy to help you solve the issue regardless of the mode you were having problems with. Thank you. zircon
Worked as advertised. I needed a scanner that would see the joist on roof through shingles and pl...
Worked as advertised. I needed a scanner that would see the joist on roof through shingles and plywood. Worked well I was able to mount an antenna and hit a joist.
by Gerry
5 people found this helpful
Don't waste your money
It doesn't work at all! Switching between functions is clumsy. Cheaply made. It doesn't find anything even behind .5" Sheetrock.
by Rod
Response from Zircon Customer ServiceJul 1, 2016
Hi. We're sorry to hear of your experience with your X85. Under normal conditions should be a very easy, accurate and versatile scanner to use. There are enough variables in wall construction (insulation properties, moisture issues, general inconsistencies, etc. etc.) that we would have had to do some trouble shooting with you to figure it out. I’m positive we can help you out, for as we know from experience, there is always a reason and a solution for these problems. Please contact us. 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 we found on the Zircon website. Thank you. zircon
2 people found this helpful
The perfect tool for the job.
Needed to install 3 grab bars in a shower with tile and drywall constructions. The X85 is the perfect tool to find the hinden construction details. Read the instructions carefully for proper use of tool!
by 7500
7 people found this helpful
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