Category: Scanner

Bosch D-Tect 120

It’s pretty hard to find a good, reliable scanner.  Bosch has a twist on their D-Tect 120.  This scanner uses radar which is far more consistent.  The problem with radar is these tend to cost a lot of money, upwards of thousands of dollars. However Bosch found a way to give you a radar scanner for far less, about $250.  One cool feature is this is calibration free.  Just turn it on and go, no more waiting around.  The unit will detect multiple objects such as plastic pipes, wires, rebar and more. Bottom line, this is accurate, well priced,...

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Stud Pop – Back to Basics

We always like to feature products made in America here on Tools In Action.  The Stud Pop is made right here in the USA.  It is a simple device for finding studs in walls.  It uses a magnet to find the stud fasteners and when it detects them the center indicator pops into a 90 degree angle.  This gives a positive easy to see indication that it has found a fastener and fasteners are usually fastened to studs. For metal studs it is a no brainer and easier and faster to use than an electronic stud finder.  The Stud pop has...

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DeWALT DCT419 Wall Scanner – Job Site Tech

Before we get into the wall scanner  I know what you are thinking.  This thing will show you exactly behind the wall like superman.  Well, not exactly, it will give you a good idea of what is behind a wall.  In our test results it had a 95% accuracy rating which is pretty good.  You need to do multiple scans to get a good picture of what is behind a wall. This scanner will scan through walls, tile and concrete and give you a visual image of what is behind the surface.  It detects all common building materials and...

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Bosch GMS120 Wall Scanner Review

Oh the stud finder.  The most hated and most loved tool around.  Why are stud finders the most loved and hated tool around?  Well, when you find a stud or object, you love it.  When you are told an object is behind a wall and nothing is there, well then you hate it.  I guess you can say it comes down to accuracy.  Over the years these type of tools have greatly improved, but let’s face it, there is always room for improvement.  So why is it that accuracy is not always 100%?  Simple, each wall is different.  You...

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Find Your Stud – Franklin Prosensor 710 Stud Finder

There are a lot of different stud finders available on the market.  You can buy one ranging from $5 and up.  The one thing we do know about this market is that you really do get what you pay for.  While some of the concepts for the $5 one are cool in theory, they just don’t get the job done.  Some of the more pricey ones are awesome like the Milwaukee Sub Scanner, but they are overkill for the home market.  We have yet to find a really good home stud finder that is easy to use, reliable and reasonably priced, well...

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