I am looking to buy a new tool to detect metal in walls made of brick or plaster. Do any of you have such a tool or can you advise a good brand or advice on a brand which I should not buy? Your input, please would be greatly appreciated.
I have a cheap metal and electricity detector that I regret I bought. I can't indicate both metal and electricity at the same time and the precision is miserable. Only advice I can give is not to buy the cheapest one you can find.
#136862 - 05/09/0311:26 AMRe: Metal Detecting Tool?
Belgian,FWIW, If you are willing to build one from scratch, there are kits available from Electronics Supply Stores for devices like this. I built one a few years ago that came from Jaycar in Australia and it hasn't missed a beat since, I've used it on heaps of jobs!.
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#136864 - 05/10/0306:08 PMRe: Metal Detecting Tool?
Thank you all for your input. I think what c-h and Sven are talking about is a cheap version. I'm prepared to buy something expensive but only want more info or experience in a certain brand. Trumpy, what does FWIW mean? How deep and in what type in the walls can it detect? And does it detect only metal or also wooden beams?