My wizard III stopped working. I tried replacing the battery, tried
adjusting, but it is not consistently able to pick up my tablesaw let
alone a piece of metal in wood.
I always thought it was a little too finicky.
Anyone have a very good metal detector other than the wizard??
This may be a little too low tech but 4~5 short stacks of rare earth
magnets glued to a stick should be attracted to something ferrous in the
A stack of about 8 rare earth magnets "IS" my stud finder that works
effortlessly every time.
Excellent idea. I've used magnetic stud finders before but they
haven't been great (not enough oomph). The ultrasound finders I have
aren't real accurate. I kinda have to fumble around finding both
(fuzzy edges) and split the difference. A 2x shows up as four or five
inches wide. Not so good.
On 2/4/2014 6:37 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
And the beauty to the rare earth magnets is that they stick to the wall.
This is good when you walk away to pick up the pencil you just dropped
before marking the spot. ;~)
If you lightly hold the magnets above the surface you will feel them
almost jump out of your hand when you get near a nail or screw.
Wrap a little bit of masking tape over the end so that the magnets do
not mark the wall.
well I pried the case open.
after looking for a while, and then starting to test, I found a cold
solder joint, and a wire with black rot..
Soldered in a new one... and all is now ok. Reassembled with CA.
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