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Bosch PMD 7 Digital Detector @ Amazon (£22.48 Non Prime) £18.49

£18.49 @ Amazon
Good tool for DIY's or tradesmen, this is the cheapest this has ever been (according to camel camel camel) usually around £35 Maximum detection depth of up to 7 cm Detects live wires, copper and s… Read More
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9m, 5d agoFound 9 months, 5 days ago
Good tool for DIY's or tradesmen, this is the cheapest this has ever been (according to camel camel camel) usually around £35

Maximum detection depth of up to 7 cm
Detects live wires, copper and steel
Traffic light LED and acoustic signal for indication of results
Automatic calibration for reliable results
Easy use with simple on/off switch
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#1
Good price although still cannot warrant one for the amount of drilling into walls I do and I know all my cables run up/down from the switches/sockets and don't have any pipes in the walls.

Still hot though.
#2
Thanks OP
1 Like #3
Not that reliable detecting
#4
Thanks ordered, cheapest ever price?
#5
I have a similar Bosch device and I too have found it unreliable for stud detection - the traditional tapping of the knuckle on the wall and listening to the change in reverberation is more accurate!
#6
Paper Lawyer
I have a similar Bosch device and I too have found it unreliable for stud detection - the traditional tapping of the knuckle on the wall and listening to the change in reverberation is more accurate!

Uhoh you used the "stud" word.

In before all the hilarious "held it next to me and it went crazy" comments. :|
1 Like #7
I needed to find studs to drill in hooks for a heavy mirror. I did quite a bit of research and people implied these electronic devices were not very reliable at times. One builder suggested using a neodymium magnet (very strong pull) to locate the nails behind the plasterboard. Once you find a nail just stick a small marker on it (I used PostIt notes cut into 2mm strips) - once you've found a few nails you can see the direction of the stud. I used a paper towel between the magnet and the plasterboard to avoid making marks on the paint as the pull is strong once the magnet is over a nail.

This is the magnet I bought (£5.11) but weaker ones may do the job just as well. Just be careful with this magnet as it supposedly has a 12kg pull.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0038E2KYE/
#8
for stud detecting would stick with a magnet (find nails in a straight line). I've got this and it's OK for checking where you think pipes and wires may be but not 100% reliable, better to use as a check of what you already suspect
1 Like #9
Just ordered.

So what does it do?
1 Like #10
Be careful if you put this in your trouser pocket - every time I do this it starts to beep and flash madly ;-)
#11
patrick_000
I needed to find studs to drill in hooks for a heavy mirror. I did quite a bit of research and people implied these electronic devices were not very reliable at times. One builder suggested using a neodymium magnet (very strong pull) to locate the nails behind the plasterboard. Once you find a nail just stick a small marker on it (I used PostIt notes cut into 2mm strips) - once you've found a few nails you can see the direction of the stud. I used a paper towel between the magnet and the plasterboard to avoid making marks on the paint as the pull is strong once the magnet is over a nail.
This is the magnet I bought (£5.11) but weaker ones may do the job just as well. Just be careful with this magnet as it supposedly has a 12kg pull.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0038E2KYE/

thanks - that's good advice.
simple solutions are generally the best; tried and tested over generations.
#12
i was on amazon last night and was about to purchase. came on this morning at its over half price!
i've been looking at PS4 controllers so if they want to reduce them again that would be great

heat and thanks OP
#13
Good deal.

However I found this product useless due to false positives. I have returned it as its not accurate.
#14
ShootistUK
Be careful if you put this in your trouser pocket - every time I do this it starts to beep and flash madly ;-)
I refer you to post #6...

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