|Item Weight||7.1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||16.5 x 6.2 x 13.1 inches|
|Item model number||DCT418S1|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
DEWALT DCT418S1 12-Volt Li-Ion Hand Held Radar Scanner Kit
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- Radar sensing technology detects wood, ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal, PVC and live electric behind walls
- Scans through surfaces including drywall, plywood, concrete, marble and ceramic tile.Automatic mapping processes all embedded materials eliminating need for calibration
- Includes the DCT418S1 scanner, a 12-volt MAX lithium-ion battery, a fast charger and carrying case
- For best results, it is recommended to scan the wall section at several different heights as well as scan both horizontally and vertically. This will help map out the materials and their locations behind the wall surface.Once the materials are identified, that information can be used to deduce the actual object type
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Offering an easy and reliable way to determine if pipes, studs, or wiring are present behind a wall, the cordless DEWALT DCT418S1 handheld radar scanner kit features innovative radar sensing technology that detects and identifies five classes of objects behind wall surfaces including wood, ferrous metal (metal stud, iron pipe, nail plates drywall screws, nails etc.), non-ferrous metal (copper pipe, de-energized electric etc.), live electric wires, and PVC / plastic (PVC pipe, de-energized / low voltage wire, plastic electrical boxes etc.), making it ideal for remodelers, installers, service technicians and maintenance personnel.
Powered by DEWALT's 12-volt lithium ion battery system, the DCT418S1 can share 12-volt Max lithium ion batteries with other tools in the lineup, and this package comes with one battery and a fast charger.
The DCT418S1 has a sensing depth of up to 3 inches, and it displays objects it detects behind the wall surface on its 3.5-inch color LCD screen. It features a pre-scan mapping mode that eliminates the need for you to calibrate or choose between settings. The first pass over the wall surface maps all of the detected objects behind the surface. When you reverse the direction of the DCT418 to scan, the objects detected behind the wall surface are displayed.
Other features include a tracking bar that counts the number of objects detected in an up to 9.8-foot section of a wall surface, and a confidence meter communicates the unit's signal strength. An ergonomic handle with a soft over-mold grip provides a comfortable grip.
What's in the Box
DCT418 handheld radar scanner; 12-volt MAX lithium ion battery pack; fast charger; kit box; operating instructions
DCT418S1 12-Volt Li-Ion Hand Held Radar Scanner Kit
At a Glance
- Patent pending radar sensing technology detects wood, ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal, PVC, and live electric behind walls
- Scans through multiple surfaces including drywall, plywood, concrete, marble, and ceramic tile
- Automatic mapping feature processes all embedded materials simultaneously eliminating need for repeat calibration
- 3.5-inch color LCD for improved visibility
- Tracking bar displays object locations of entire mapped area
|Scans Through||Drywall, plywood, OSB, ceramic tile, marble, and concrete|
|Objects Detected||Wood studs, ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal, PVC, and live electric|
|Maximum Sensing Depth, Wood||1-1/2 inches|
|Maximum Sensing Depth, Ferrous Metal||3 inches|
|Maximum Sensing Depth, Non-Ferrous Metal||3 inches|
|Maximum Sensing Depth, PVC||3 inches|
|Maximum Sensing Depth, Live Electric||3 inches|
|Display||3.5-inch color LCD, 320 x 240 pixels|
|Power||DEWALT 12-volt MAX lithium ion batteries; up to 4 hours of runtime|
|Tool Weight||7.1 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
As a wood studfinder it is only fair, there are better dedicated studfinders available that are much more sensitive.
For metal detection, it often displayed a live copper wire as a copper pipe. Othertimes it would sometimes display the incorrect object type, ie wood stud instead of plastic or metal.
In using the unit I was getting errors to hold the device against the wall, there was a slight texture to the sheetrock paint, and perhaps that confused it.
Using the device you have to move it a controlled speed, the display just indicates too fast or too slow.
For the list price of this unit you could purchase: a studfinder, and metal detector with AC detection for much less money. The only thing the Dewalt would do for you is to detect the plastic pipe if it is within range, and it has a very nice color display.
Sadly cannot return as I live overseas but DeWalt will pay for this rubbish in the end as people turn away from them for producing junk.
It does locate studs very well.
it doesn't locate electrical wires as described ( seems to me i seen a video review and the one thing they left out was the wiring test, maybe there was a reason for that.)
It shows PVC in places that I know there's none.
maybe they needed to spend some more time on it.
The unit i received had some scuffs on the screen also, I would have returned it just for that if I had purchased it at a Brick and motor store.
Item was returned.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works OK. You will have to go over the wall a few times to make sure u are marking the same spot. Not as reliable as I would have liked. Seemed like a great idea.Published 10 months ago by Frank ALC Maintenance
Well I waited months for this. And it's impressive to pull out at a job site. But everyone wants to compare their basic stud finders with it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by JR
I have gone through several stud finders, and have always had mixed feelings about them. Some worked well enough on drywall, but not so well on sheetrock (true sheetrock) nor... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Renzo G. Fidani II
What happen is!!.. some Big companies act like . We have the big bucks we can put whatever we want in the market. Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by Francisco N.Sousa
but that doesn't work for reviews so here goes:
DeWalt took a concept that Bosch created in (B005EM93R0) and ATTEMPTED to copy it but while the Bosch tool isn't correct... Read more
This tool is nothing short of amazing.
Pass it back and forth across a wall and you can see studs, wiring, metal lines, etc. exactly where they are behind the wall. Read more
This device finds all manner of things in the walls I've used it on, but I don't know if all these things are really in the walls without making holes to look. Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by TJL
This is such a cool idea. The unit is nice, with a good looking screen, and a few very simple controls. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Happy Reviewer
I did a few tests then gave it to a friend who is a contractor who also tested it.
For my testing, I just took a 2'x4' section of sheet rock laid over various items like... Read more