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Customer Reviews for Zircon MetalliScanner M40 Metal Locator

Internet #202184893

Model #62518

Store SKU #1000022890

  • 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

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
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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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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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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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