DURATOOL  D03057  METAL, WIRE AND STUD DETECTOR, 4 IN 1 £4.07 @ CPC
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DURATOOL D03057 METAL, WIRE AND STUD DETECTOR, 4 IN 1 £4.07 @ CPC

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Found 8th Jan
its only free postage on items £5 or more excl vat so to get free postage you will have to add something
Finds cables, gas and water pipes, electric conduits and steel joists
Detects mains power and traces breaks in circuits and cables
Audible signal and LED indication on detection
Detects 15mmØ copper pipe at depth of 24mm
Detects cables at a depth of 30mm
Low battery indication
Requires 9V PP3 battery (not included)
Test Detector Type:
Energized Wire, Metal
Depth Measurement:
40mm
External Height:
148mm
External Width:
78mm
External Depth:
24mm
Weight:
110g
229 in stock at time of posting

19 Comments

don't rely on these they killed me not once but twice

GoldSquid

don't rely on these they killed me not once but twice



Could really use one. ​Are they really that bad?

ackblom

Could really use one. ​Are they really that bad?


This one is a little temperamental. I chucked the one I bought and spent a little more on a higher quality one.

I have something similar... Waste of time..

I have had one of these for years, and it works well for my DIY needs.

Just read the Instructions. Didn't realise it was a Stud detector as well. No wonder it kept going off every time I picked it up.:3
Edited by: "getmeone" 9th Jan

getmeone

Just read the Instructions. Didn't realise it was a Stud detector as … Just read the Instructions. Didn't realise it was a Stud detector as well. No wonder it kept going off every time I picked it up.:3


lol

Are there any versions of these that actually are useful? Moving house soon and I was looking around, but found that they all seem to have pretty poor reviews.

ackblom

Could really use one. ​Are they really that bad?


No point asking GoldSquid - he's dead. Twice!

But seriously, is there a version of these that actually works and doesn't cost £120?

OliWarner

But seriously, is there a version of these that actually works and … But seriously, is there a version of these that actually works and doesn't cost £120?



I'd be interested to know this too, had a look round and generally the reviews seem pretty poor, even on the Bosch one.

How poor are they?
Do they struggle to detect wiring under plasterboard with a skim of plaster?
Most people looking for a £5 version of these is for simply DIY like when hammering in a nail or driving in a screw for shelves, hooks, pic/mirror frames.

prosnookerblog

Are there any versions of these that actually are useful? Moving house … Are there any versions of these that actually are useful? Moving house soon and I was looking around, but found that they all seem to have pretty poor reviews.



​no

OliWarner

But seriously, is there a version of these that actually works and … But seriously, is there a version of these that actually works and doesn't cost £120?



​even the ones highee than £120 are not very good they tend to be too sensitive

I have one of these and its saved my life not once but twice..


Seriously though, its better than nothing! Seems to detect things in the wall for me so I know where to hammer a nail in!

I had to send mine back. It kept going off every time I picked it up!

the__cat

I had to send mine back. It kept going off every time I picked it up!



#6 above
"Just read the Instructions. Didn't realise it was a Stud detector as well. No wonder it kept going off every time I picked it up.:3"
Not you as well.

getmeone

#6 above"Just read the Instructions. Didn't realise it was a Stud … #6 above"Just read the Instructions. Didn't realise it was a Stud detector as well. No wonder it kept going off every time I picked it up.:3"Not you as well.



Ahaha I didn't see that one. Must be a faulty batch

Most useless tool I own.

If you want to find wooden studs I highly suggest the magnetic kind.
These don't work too great, didn't find a live 230V wire behind a single sheet of plasterboard dot & dabbed in my garage.
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