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Dewalt Xray Scanner

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I'll get one if it can find a stud under lath and plaster covered with Sheetrock馃槮
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I'll get one if it can find a stud under lath and plaster covered with Sheetrock��

I was wondering about that too. It would be close, it says it will detect wood studs up to 1 1/2" deep.


I wish I could get my hands on one locally and check it out.

Dave
Looks pretty good, but I think I'll wait for a few reviews to show up.
$300 on Amazon. Not as much as I was expecting. If it saves a nail in one waterline or electrical cable, it's worth it.

IF IT WORKS :)

We shall see when they come out.
I pre ordered it a couple weeks ago but I'm tempted to laugh it of it let someone else be the guinea pig.
I would be concerned about this scanner. It was extensively reviewed way back in Jan. We are now in Sept. and you still can't get them (last I checked). Multiple release dates pushed back.

On the bright side, maybe they are trying to just get it right.
I'm still waiting for the release, and do plan on being a guinea pig and give it a shot. If it's crap, I'll just return it for a refund. Hoping it is released and in stock by mid Sept.
I am a little skeptical about this being any kind of panacea for the industry. Granted I'd expect that anyone who uses this tool will still exercise some degree of common sense and cut/drill with care when going into an unknown wall.

Conversely I'd be just as concerned about "false positives" or inaccurate readings where it might come up as "PVC Pipe" when its really something else.

When I saw the title of this post, I was thinking more along the lines of actually being able to see an image through the wall, even if it was grainy. That way I could see if it was a horizontal pipe going through a stack of jack studs next to a window rather than just simply displaying "PIPE" on the screen and then saying "STUD".
Yea, it's really a Radar scanner.

My favorite joke is that if I had xray vision I would make my living by just going from job to job for others telling them exactly what's hiding beneath the surface.
dsconstructs said:
Yea, it's really a Radar scanner.

My favorite joke is that if I had xray vision I would make my living by just going from job to job for others telling them exactly what's hiding beneath the surface.
I would be too busy sitting on a bench at the college campus.
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Check this video out
you can see a little better this in action.
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So where is it and what happened? 9 months since being introduced and reviewed, they must have found something terribly wrong about the product. Maybe it will make you sterile.
So where is it and what happened? 9 months since being introduced and reviewed, they must have found something terribly wrong about the product. Maybe it will make you sterile.
I found out what the issue was. Its a really big issue as well. Its because it was made by Dewalt :jester::thumbup:
So, uh, is that a ferrous metal pipe I'm detecting in your pants or are you just happy to see me?
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So, uh, is that a ferrous metal pipe I'm detecting in your pants or are you just happy to see me?
:laughing::laughing:
Well this scanner has turned out to be really buggy on Amazon there is not one review that's over 1 star. I think they might have been too ambitious with what they were trying to do. I have the Milwaukee sub scanner and it gets confused at times but it works better than the Dewalt scanner currently. They must have known about the issues its release was delayed almost a year, and it still sounds like they were not really resolved.
http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCT418...QTC/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1
I had one on pre order but cancelled it. Looks like that may have been a wise choice.
When I saw the review from the guy that opened his up and saw all wiring going everywhere and a patched in board. In my mind they should have held up the release its like they are releasing a beta test of a product. It might be worth it on the next revision if they keep with the idea of having a scanner. None of these scanners are getting great reviews though I don't know as mentioned before why they feel the need to try and figure out whats behind the walls and just give us the raw image from the radar.
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