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GB Electrical SDT6 Circuit Alert 6-in-1 Screwdriver


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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number SDT6
Item Weight7.2 ounces
Product Dimensions11.3 x 4.5 x 1.3 inches
Item Package Quantity1
  
Additional Information
ASINB00115Y5PE
Best Sellers Rank #512,700 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.6 ounces
Date First AvailableDecember 12, 2007
  
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Product Description

Circuit Alert 6 in 1 x 4" screwdriver. Handle sensor detects AC voltage without contacting live conductors. Audio and visual alert system, voltage range: 50V to 600V. Frequency range: 5 to 500 Hz.

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That is potentially dangerous.
James HS
The worst part of this tool is the tester itself, which is WAY too sensitive.
J. Sabo
I turned it off, therefore it is just a screwdriver?
Mitch

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By James HS on December 28, 2010
I needed to detect electrical cables that are embedded in a wall and live.

I have multimeters (digital and analog) and one of those simple unpowered tester screwdrivers with the illuminating clear handle; all of those need to touch the conductor to function. So I looked around.
This seemed like the best option. The blurb claims it can detect voltage without the need to touch the conductors, and comes with audio and visual alerts. The fact that it doubles as a screwdriver was a side benefit that didn't really influence my decision to buy it. It requires a battery; I didn't like that, but there was no workaround that would keep me on budget.

So I got to work.
First off I noticed that no matter which bit I used in the tool, it wanted to fall out. The holder is just a hex hole, without a spring or ball securing widget, so that explains it.
But the simplest multi screwdrivers manage to do this, so the lack of one on this tool is a major failing. I can't understand why it wasn't designed in from the start.

I started to use the tool without a bit. The shaft is insulated, but because the final half-inch is exposed metal I didn't envisage too much of a lack of sensitivity when trying to detect current.

A few minutes later I found out that the bit is not needed at all.

The tip is extremely sensitive and will flash and beep at the merest hint of electricity. You'd think that was a good thing, but not so. Here's what I did to test the tool:

First off, to get a benchmark by detecting a known live circuit that was only separated from the tool by insulation, I placed the tip against the power lead to my computer. It flashed and beeped rapidly. Great. That is very clear and audible.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Sabo on June 21, 2009
I usually don't get sucked into purchasing gimmick tools but this time I did. The idea of condensing a voltage tester and a 6 in 1 seemed a great idea for creating room in my tool pouch. Unfortunately the screw driver bits are of poor quality and fall out of the tool easily. I have already lost the #2 Philips bit. The worst part of this tool is the tester itself, which is WAY too sensitive. Everything has a reading according to this tool. This tester is useless, the screw drivers are useless, and the tool is VERY expensive. Do not buy this tool.

JS
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sparky on March 22, 2011
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Bought and field tested by an electrician of 25 years.Terrific idea.Tester works as well as any non-contact voltage checker,errs on the side of caution-that's a GOOD thing.Not too sensitive.Screwdriver bits have the same ball-detent design as most other combo drivers.Can tell it came from taiwan/china though.This model has already been replaced by a new design with the testing probe in the butt end instead of the shaft-not as useful IMHO.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mitch on May 29, 2011
Screwdriver is fine. The thing never shuts up. I turned it off, therefore it is just a screwdriver?
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