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Forum topic by Cantputjamontoast posted 01-29-2009 03:58 PM 1442 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cantputjamontoast

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01-29-2009 03:58 PM

Any first or second hand experience with this?

Thank you in advance. this place is a goldmine for info

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"


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thinker1

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#1 posted 01-29-2009 05:11 PM

i had a chance to use one of this @ a local expo it did realy well the only thing that i would be wear of that this was a set demo so you now it will work well if you need one buy it but make sure the company has a good return program

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#2 posted 01-29-2009 05:35 PM

I have been using the small one and larger one for many years. They work great. Never any problems.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#3 posted 01-29-2009 06:17 PM

I’ve had both the full-sized and smaller version for about 4 years (shortly after profoundly nicking my planer knives on some embedded metal), but I get so frustrated with them that I rarely use them anymore!

The trouble is that they are very sensitive and not very specific. Any metal in the near vicinity will trigger a beep. I mean any metal! I can’t seem to find a spot in my shop without nearby or embedded metal. My lumber rack has metal standards. My concrete floor has rebar-remesh. Most workbenches have metal vise screws….. I had to take each board out into the yard to scan it!!! I know that there are adjustments on the scanner… it still doesn’t work like I’d like.

If you are considering buying one don’t. No wait…. for three easy payments of $39.95 you can have mine!!!!

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#4 posted 01-29-2009 06:39 PM

you can buy a cheaper version of this on ebay I have one it’s great cost about $35bucks Alistair

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#5 posted 01-29-2009 10:53 PM

You ever seen anyone dowse for metal or nail in wood? Piece of thread and a washer will do, total cost 1 or 2 cents. And yes it does work, but takes a little practice…...................................yoda

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#6 posted 01-29-2009 11:52 PM

I just put the wood on plastic saw horses when using the metal detector. Never an issue with false readings.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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