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Bosch Professional Stud Finder GMS 120 £59.99 @ Amazon
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Bosch Professional Stud Finder GMS 120 £59.99 @ Amazon
Posted 25th Aug 2020

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Good price... definitely cheaper than drilling through live wires.

  • THREE DETECTION SETTINGS: Metal mode is ideal as a metal detector, while Drywall and Live Wire modes are optimized to act as a stud detector and cable detector, respectively
  • SUITABLE FOR: Detecting objects to avoid drilling like when fitting a wall cabinet or heating system, or for finding objects to drill into such as detecting wooden studs to fit drywall
  • THREE-COLOR INDICATOR: The LED ring around the center marking hole turns red for a detected object, yellow for a nearby object, and green when no object has been detected
  • PRECISE RESULTS: Apply voltage to the cable being search for, remove jewelry and gloves, hold the device flat against the wall and hold it firmly by the rubber grip, move it over the area at least 3x
  • ITEMS INCLUDED: Stud Finder GMS 120, hand strap, protective bag, 1 x 9V battery

Prices elsewhere seem to be in the £80ish mark
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dagostar25/08/2020 15:37

This didn't go if when I scanned myself with it so I think it's faulty.


You'd need a knobend finder for that.
Please nobody buy this. I'm fed up of people turning up at my house because this has led them there.
Edited by: "HyperLuminal" 25th Aug
This didn't go if when I scanned myself with it so I think it's faulty.
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This didn't go if when I scanned myself with it so I think it's faulty.
Is this actually any good? I've used quite a few of the cheap ones and whilst some of them did detect something it wasn't very accurate, so much so that I drilled a hole in the wall and put an inspection camera in to check
Reviews are mixed so I took a chance on a generic cheapo version... Works fine until you have double boarded then it struggles. So far no leaks!
dagostar25/08/2020 15:37

This didn't go if when I scanned myself with it so I think it's faulty.


You'd need a knobend finder for that.
I have it and it's definitely one of the better ones, however there have been a few times when it's been out and I know it's been wrong
Please nobody buy this. I'm fed up of people turning up at my house because this has led them there.
Edited by: "HyperLuminal" 25th Aug
HyperLuminal25/08/2020 16:13

Please nobody buy this. I'm fed up of people turning up at my house …Please nobody buy this. I'm fed up of people turning up at my house because this has led them there.


But does that mean it works or is completely wrong
howbord25/08/2020 16:57

But does that mean it works or is completely wrong


Buy one and find out
I dont have the professional version. But it's very good. It has the odd hiccup and you will know this when the same area you go over that gave no reading, gives a reading. So all you do is take out the battery and put it back in and your good to go. This is also useful if you have creaking floor boards.
Tried a few of these, including older Bosch Pro ones. None of them work very well.
HyperLuminal25/08/2020 16:13

Please nobody buy this. I'm fed up of people turning up at my house …Please nobody buy this. I'm fed up of people turning up at my house because this has led them there.


What a shame it wasn't a comedy detector they were all using.
fishmaster25/08/2020 21:39

What a shame it wasn't a comedy detector they were all using.


Ooo, I'm feeling the wrasse of fishmaster. Clam down, cod you do batter? Please do rise to the bait and show me how fintastically sofishticated your sense of humour is compared to the carp I come up with. No rush, mullet over. Don't feel gillty if you have to leave it to salmon else, its not easy but you don't have to be a brain sturgeon. I'm ready to be schooled; maybe you're anemone, or even my nemosis! Ok I whaley need to stop now and give you a chance to kraken me up. Look forward to it, and no hake news about me please, this isn't the plaice for it.

Actually, changed my mind you have an hour. The winner gets ten-tickles from the loser.
Edited by: "HyperLuminal" 25th Aug
HyperLuminal25/08/2020 22:25

Ooo, I'm feeling the wrasse of fishmaster. Clam down, cod you do batter? …Ooo, I'm feeling the wrasse of fishmaster. Clam down, cod you do batter? Please do rise to the bait and show me how fintastically sofishticated your sense of humour is compared to the carp I come up with. No rush, mullet over. Don't feel gillty if you have to leave it to salmon else, its not easy but you don't have to be a brain sturgeon. I'm ready to be schooled; maybe you're anemone, or even my nemosis! Ok I whaley need to stop now and give you a chance to kraken me up. Look forward to it, and no hake news about me please, this isn't the plaice for it. Actually, changed my mind you have an hour. The winner gets ten-tickles from the loser.


Socially distanced tickles I imagine.
MR112325/08/2020 17:06

I dont have the professional version. But it's very good. It has the odd …I dont have the professional version. But it's very good. It has the odd hiccup and you will know this when the same area you go over that gave no reading, gives a reading. So all you do is take out the battery and put it back in and your good to go. This is also useful if you have creaking floor boards.



You've got to be really careful with the floorboards. I hit 22mm CH pipe last year (fortunately could isolate and drain down very quickly so no damage) after having swept with detector.

I, personally, won't screw down boards now until I've pulled loose ones and visually scanned the whole sub-floor with a torch and phone camera to map where hazards are. In old houses there are just too many unexpected surprises that you'd never be able to predict based on logic, and which don't get clearly identified by detectors.
Immoraliste26/08/2020 00:11

You've got to be really careful with the floorboards. I hit 22mm CH pipe …You've got to be really careful with the floorboards. I hit 22mm CH pipe last year (fortunately could isolate and drain down very quickly so no damage) after having swept with detector. I, personally, won't screw down boards now until I've pulled loose ones and visually scanned the whole sub-floor with a torch and phone camera to map where hazards are. In old houses there are just too many unexpected surprises that you'd never be able to predict based on logic, and which don't get clearly identified by detectors.


Yep I got one to, but I forgot I had this stud finder so didn't even use it (facepalm) Had to call out emergency plumbing from homeserve, all the water from top floor went down bottom, explained to the guy what I was doing. The guy was very helpful, he said the best way to make sure you don't hit something is by taking the board off so you can see what's there and putting it back on, one by one. I just said straight up not doing that again, I'm happy with the creaks he gave me his mobile number and said he will help me when his free so to give him a call.
I've had one of these and it's rubbish

For my case with plasterboarded walls, I use strong magnets and stick them to the plasterboard screws, voila you can see where the stud is from a line of magnets

My electrical cables are in the safe zones as it was recently rewired
stoufer_the_cat26/08/2020 09:47

I've had one of these and it's rubbishFor my case with plasterboarded …I've had one of these and it's rubbishFor my case with plasterboarded walls, I use strong magnets and stick them to the plasterboard screws, voila you can see where the stud is from a line of magnetsMy electrical cables are in the safe zones as it was recently rewired


Simply don't believe you if you're saying its rubbish and blaming the tool. I'm an electrician, I own one of these, I use it in a professional capacity not as a DIYer, and it works well, especially on a plasterboard wall!
Edited by: "HyperLuminal" 26th Aug
HyperLuminal26/08/2020 10:31

Simply don't believe you if you're saying its rubbish and blaming the …Simply don't believe you if you're saying its rubbish and blaming the tool. I'm an electrician, I own one of these, I use it in a professional capacity not as a DIYer, and it works well, especially on a plasterboard wall!


I assume you use it to find live cables - but that's very easy to detect because of the EMF and this does the job well

but it won't find studs and it won't find metal very well

most people doing non-electric work are looking to find studs and avoid live cables and pipes, this only does part of the job
stoufer_the_cat26/08/2020 12:01

I assume you use it to find live cables - but that's very easy to detect …I assume you use it to find live cables - but that's very easy to detect because of the EMF and this does the job wellbut it won't find studs and it won't find metal very wellmost people doing non-electric work are looking to find studs and avoid live cables and pipes, this only does part of the job


Nope, you assume wrong. In a plasterboard wall and ceilings this finds studs perfectly well. Use it all the time for downlight installations. Finds metal conduit too. I have used one of these more times than you I'd wager so my test sample is greater than yours. You categorically saying it wont find studs just because of your limited experience isnt helpful to anyone.
HyperLuminal26/08/2020 12:19

Nope, you assume wrong. In a plasterboard wall and ceilings this finds …Nope, you assume wrong. In a plasterboard wall and ceilings this finds studs perfectly well. Use it all the time for downlight installations. Finds metal conduit too. I have used one of these more times than you I'd wager so my test sample is greater than yours. You categorically saying it wont find studs just because of your limited experience isnt helpful to anyone.


Glad it works for you, if it does what it says then its a very good tool.

Unfortunately, I've had 2 of these and found both equally useless after hours of trying. Perhaps it was because of 15mm soundcheck plasterboard (not foil backed though) being too dense but I want something that just works
stoufer_the_cat26/08/2020 14:26

Glad it works for you, if it does what it says then its a very good …Glad it works for you, if it does what it says then its a very good tool.Unfortunately, I've had 2 of these and found both equally useless after hours of trying. Perhaps it was because of 15mm soundcheck plasterboard (not foil backed though) being too dense but I want something that just works


Not really fair then for you to claim to everyone interested who may be reading these comments for advice these are rubbish and not even explain why. You used them once for one particular job, you didn't get on with them, fine that happens. My new BMW's diff broke 3 hours after leaving the showroom but I'm not telling people that BMWs are rubbish
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