pipe & stud detector

any body used a Stanley Digiscan pipe detector? are they any good at 49.99 +vat or is there something better. Can I reasonably expect to be able to find the uprights in a lathe and plaster wall with something like this given that the uprights are wood as well as the lathes themselves?

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